Director of the Writing Center

Saint Mary’s College announces a half-time, 9-month position as Director of the College’s Writing Center, beginning in August, 2013.  The Writing Center forms part of Saint Mary’s Academic Resource Center.  The Director reports to the Dean of Faculty and performs the following duties:  hires, trains, and supervises approximately 10 student tutors each year; gives presentations to classes on Writing Center services and specific writing issues; tutors non-native speakers and those with learning disabilities; manages the Writing Center website and office; and serves on the Writing Proficiency Program Steering Committee, which oversees the College-wide Writing Program.

Qualified applicants should have an M.A. or M.F.A. in a writing-related field, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, have knowledge of and experience with writing center practice and theory (including WAC/WID principles), and demonstrate an ability to work closely with a range of campus constituencies.  Preference will be given to those candidates with background in writing center administration at the collegiate level and a history of successfully training and managing student tutors.  Applicants should submit a focused letter of interest, CV, three letters of reference, and an unofficial graduate transcript (or photocopy) to Professor Joseph Incandela, 68 Spes Unica Hall, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN 46556.  Review of applications will begin on March 1 and continue until position is filled.

Saint Mary’s College, sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, has approximately 1500 students and is a Roman Catholic, residential women’s college in the liberal arts tradition.  In keeping with the College’s Mission, Saint Mary’s has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and seeks applications from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, those who have worked in a multicultural environment, and those who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity.