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Apply to Be the Next Editor of the SWR Series

The Conference on College Composition and Communication invites applications for a five-year appointment as Editor of the Studies in Writing and Rhetoric (SWR) series. SWR supports the mission of CCCC in its publication of monograph-length works from a variety of theoretical and research perspectives on current topics or concerns within composition studies.

Working with an editorial board appointed by the CCCC officers, the SWR editor solicits and reviews manuscripts, then works with authors to develop and prepare accepted projects into production-ready form for the publication staff. The current CCCC budget permits publishing two to three monographs a year. CCCC provides partial support for the office of editor; the amount of support will be negotiated with the finalist. In addition, the editor is a member of the CCCC Editors’ Team, which meets face-to-face at the CCCC Convention and, occasionally, online.

The CCCC officers request that a detailed application dossier be submitted by February 10, 2015, to Kurt Austin, NCTE Publications Director, at, including (1) a CV; (2) a statement of interest and qualifications; (3) a statement of vision for the series; and (4) a preliminary description of possible support from the nominee’s home institution (for example, reassigned time, space, clerical or assistantship support, travel funding, and so on), to complement the support available from CCCC. Applicants must be CCCC members.

Based on those materials, the officers will interview a group of finalists at the CCCC Convention in Tampa in March 2015. The term of the current editor (Victor Villanueva of Washington State University) will expire in June 2016. We anticipate that the new editor will be announced in the summer of 2015. This allows for a transitional year for the new editor to work with the current editor. The position formally begins July 1, 2016.

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