Paul Kei Matsuda

Visiting Assistant Professor @ DePaul University

The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse (WRD) at DePaul University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track
position primarily in first-year writing instruction to begin September 2012. We particularly seek candidates with verifiable success teaching
writing to non-native English speakers. Limited opportunities to teach applied language courses at the advanced undergraduate level, in our MA
in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse, and in our Graduate Certificate in TESOL are available to candidates with appropriate coursework,
experience, and credentials.

This one-year contract position, which includes full benefits, is currently renewable for a maximum of six years dependent upon
performance and budget. We seek candidates with a clear commitment to undergraduate writing instruction; experience teaching writing
successfully to students of varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds; and sensitivity to the educational goals of a diverse student population.

Successful candidates will teach three courses per term (a nine-course load on the quarter system) in an active and dynamic independent writing department; attend staff development meetings; mentor part-time faculty; and participate in portfolio assessment. WRD includes contingent faculty representation in its Voting Assembly. Applicants must have at minimum an MA in rhetoric and composition or an equivalent field by September 2012. Recent coursework in rhetoric and composition pedagogy, including second language writing, is highly desirable.


To see full details and to apply, go to:

Please share this position with anyone you know who may be interested,
and feel free to contact me with any questions.

Best wishes, Chris

Christine Tardy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse (WRD)
Director, M.A. in WRD
Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in TESOL

McGaw Hall 255, 802 W. Belden Ave., Chicago, IL, 60614 USA
tel. +1.773.325.4145


7th Intercultural Rhetoric and Discourse Conference

7th Intercultural Rhetoric and Discourse Conference

August 9-11, 2012

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)  Sponsored by the Indiana Center for Intercultural Communication (ICIC)

 The expanding umbrella of intercultural rhetoric comprises studies of cross-cultural text analysis and studies of interactions, in which writers and speakers with a variety of linguistic, cultural, and social backgrounds negotiate speaking and writing in a multitude of settings, e.g., classroom, business, industry, and health care.  Challenges for researchers and teachers are many.  This conference seeks to discuss the comprehensiveness of research to study these complex situations, keeping in mind the importance of translating research into practice in ESL, EFL, ESP, and ELF settings.

Conference Organizer and Plenary Speaker:

Ulla Connor, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

 Pre-Conference Workshop:

Viviana Cortes, Georgia State University: Corpus Linguistics Research Methods and IR  (1:00 – 5:00 p.m. on August 9)

 Opening Plenary Session:

Diane Belcher, Georgia State University: What We Need and Don't Need Intercultural Rhetoric for: a retrospective and prospective look at an evolving research area  (6:00 – 7:00 p.m. on August 9)

 Featured Speakers:

Dwight Atkinson, Purdue University                                          Thomas Orr, University of Aizu

Marta Antón, IUPUI                                                                         Anita Pandey, Morgan State University

André Buchenot, IUPUI                                                                  William Rozycki, University of Aizu

Bill Eggington, Brigham Young University                               Sauli Takala, Finland

Estela Ene, IUPUI                                                                             Thomas Upton, IUPUI

Miguel Ruiz-Garrido, Universitat Jaume I, Spain                    Xiaojun Zhang, Beihang University, PR China

Leena Louhiala-Salminen, Aalto University, Finland            Hu Zhiqing, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, PR China

Paul Kei Matsuda, Arizona State University                                         

 Concurrent Session topics will include:

• theoretical and empirical investigations                           • writing in school and college

• language and culture specific studies                                 • writing in business & professional settings

• changing methodologies for research                                • orality and literacy connections

• practical applications                                                              • critical approaches

• teaching and classroom practices

Selected papers will be considered for submission to the Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization.

 Conference Registration:

Registration will be open from 12-7 p.m. on Thursday, August 9 and at 8 AM on Friday, August 10.The conference ends at 4:30 p.m. on August 11.

 Conference registration fee:      $150 early registration; $165 on-site registration

                                                                $50 student registration; $65 on-site registration

Please visit to register and for more information, including the tentative conference schedule; hotel accommodations; and the conference location. 

This conference is supported by the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Academic Affairs Conference Fund Award. Questions? Call (317) 274-2555.

Last update: January 6, 2008