The University Writing Program (UWP) (http://www.ecu.edu/writing) at East Carolina University seeks to fill the position of Assistant Director of the University Writing Center (UWC), to begin July 1, 2013. This is a full time, non-teaching position with benefits.Master’s Degree Required.
The UWC seeks a candidate with experience in writing center work, preferably writing center administration. The UWC employs student consultants to provide writing tutoring assistance to undergraduate and graduate students at ECU, and serves as the primary student-outreach component of the UWP. Candidate will support the director in supervising most of the day-to-day work of the UWC and overseeing the training and mentoring of the UWC consultants. A key component of this position is the ability to facilitate the Online Writing Lab (OWL) and demonstrate leadership by suggesting innovative methods for future development of the OWL. The assistant director will provide professional development sessions related to writing, writing instruction, digital writing/composition, and document design for faculty members, students, and consultants. Because of the instructional component of the position, the candidate should remain current in scholarship and research on writing, writing centers, tutor training and digital composition. The assistant director also communicates with faculty and students on ways to integrate the UWC into the classroom, and serves as a liaison between the UWC and the First Year Writing Studio.
Screening begins April 26, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates for this position must complete a candidate profile and submit a letter of application, statement of writing center philosophy that includes a vision about mentoring writing center consultants, and a current curriculum vita online at http://www.jobs.ecu.edu. In addition, arrange for three current reference letters to be sent to:
Will Banks, Director
University Writing Program
2201 Bate Bldg; Mail Stop #555
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University that accommodates individuals with disabilities. Individuals requesting accommodation a under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at 252-737-1016 (Voice/TTY). Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. Official transcript required upon employment.
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