Director of Writing, University of Washington Tacoma (Deadline March 25, 2014)Feb 25th, 2014 | By IWCA Web Editor | Category: Positions
The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for an associate or full professor with tenure (9-month service period with possible
summer salary) to serve as the Director of Writing. The start date is negotiable and it may be as early as September 2014. The Director is
expected to innovate, advocate for, and administer campus-wide efforts to improve writing. He or she will design, coordinate, and facilitate
faculty development, vertical curriculum integration, and assessment. The successful candidate will hold an administrative appointment reporting to
the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and a tenured faculty appointment in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences teaching a halftime load.
Minimum qualifications for the position:
• Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in rhetoric and composition or closely related field and demonstrated scholarship appropriate to appointment as
an associate or full professor in composition studies
• Administrative experience with writing programs at a 4-year college
• Seven years experience teaching college level writing
• Experience with assessment of writing programs
Successful candidates will provide evidence of success and expertise in: training faculty in the teaching of writing across the curriculum,
developing curricula applicable to a spectrum of constituents including multi-lingual and basic writers, writing center pedagogy, and working with
IAS offers a range of innovative interdisciplinary majors. We welcome applicants representing diverse perspectives and approaches. One of three
University of Washington campuses, UW Tacoma is located in new and historic facilities in downtown Tacoma and serves students of a wide range of
ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound region. The South Sound is a beautiful place to live with outstanding opportunities for both cultural
and recreational activities. It also has vibrant business and nonprofit communities including organizations like the world-renowned Museum of
Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, Nordstrom, RealNetworks, Starbucks, Weyerhaeuser, the Port of Tacoma, and more. For more
information on UW Tacoma, visit our website at https://www.tacoma.uw.edu.
To apply, please submit:
1. A letter delineating your interests and qualifications, a description of research projects underway and future research agenda, your
teaching experience, your administrative experience, and previous activities mentoring minorities and/or advancing minorities, women, or members of
other under-represented groups,
2. Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught,
3. A statement of your teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness,
4. Three representative publications, and
5. The names and contact information of three references.
Submit all application materials through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3904. Application materials, including letters of recommendation,
received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin March 25, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. For
further information, e-mail Dr. Jennifer Quinn, search chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This
information will not be shared with the search committee.
The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and
staff and strongly encourages applications from women, racial/ethnic minority group members, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.
All University of Washington Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research and service and generally participate in lower-division, upper-division,
and graduate instruction.