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The English Department at NDSU

The mission of the English Department at North Dakota State University is to cultivate understanding, knowledge, and appreciation of the English language, its speakers and writers, and its literatures and cultures, such that students and department members use the language creatively, critically, and effectively to participate ethically in civic and professional life.

Rupiper Taggart Presents at the Writing Program Administrators' Conference

Amy Rupiper Taggart will present and run a workshop at the Writing Program Administrators’ conference, which runs from July 16-19 in Boise, Idaho. Her presentation is titled “‘GenAdmins' Transitioning from WPA to University Pedagogical Leadership" and is part of a panel on “WPAs in Transition: Sustainability and/of the Administrator.” She will also collaboratively facilitate a workshop on “Linking Pedagogical Theories to Outcomes and Assessment" with H. Brooke Hessler of Oklahoma City University. 

Faculty Attendance at the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

Associate professor Kelly Sassi and senior lecturer Enrico Sassi attended the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference at Bemidji State University from June 20-26, 2015. They attended readings and craft talks by Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Matt de la Peña, Joni Tevis, Mat Johnson, and David Gessner, as well as Distinguished Visiting Writer Mark Doty.

English Chair's Collaboratively Edited Book Published

Gary Totten, chair and professor of English, had a collaboratively edited book come out this month. Politics, Identity, and Mobility in Travel Writing is being published by Routledge.  

Verzella and Mara Publish in Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization

Massimo Verzella (doctoral candidate in Rhetoric, Writing and Culture) and Andy Mara (professor of English) have published an article titled “Translocal Pragmatics: Operationalizing Postnational Heuristics to Locate Salient Cultural Overlap” in the journal Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization.

The English Department at NDSU Invites Applications for Assistant Professor of American Literature

The English department at North Dakota State University seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in American literature to 1865, beginning January 2016. We seek a colleague with teaching/research expertise from the earliest period of contact and exploration through the antebellum period; expertise in Transatlantic and/or Hemispheric American studies is especially welcome. The successful candidate will join a vibrant department offering BA, BS, MA, and PhD degrees in a supportive, friendly, and inclusive atmosphere for faculty and students at all levels. Please see full description at for a full list of hiring criteria and procedures for applying. 

We seek diverse and innovative thinkers and recognize a wide range of scholarly activities in our tenure and promotion process. North Dakota State University’s English Department is committed to equity and diversity and actively seeks those scholars whose teaching, research, and/or diverse life experiences will help us extend these core values. NDSU is an EEO/AA-M/F/Vet/Disability Employer, an NSF ADVANCE institution, and one of the top 108 research universities nationwide, with a Carnegie very high research classification. (This position is exempt from North Dakota Veterans' Preference requirements.) 

To apply, please send a CV and an application letter addressing minimum and preferred qualifications to search chair, Dr. Bruce Maylath, via NDSU Online Employment System  Screening will begin on 1 July 2015 and will continue until filled. 

30 Internship Opportunities

Thirty companies are looking for interns.  Please click on this link:

Mailing Address

English Department
NDSU - Dept. 2320
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND  58108-6050
Office Location:
 Minard 318
Office Phone: 701-231-7143

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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 7:43:34 PM