Instructor and Regional Campus Writing Center Director
Center for Writing and Rhetoric
University of Mississippi
The Center for Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Mississippi invites applications for an Instructor of Composition and Rhetoric and Regional Campus Writing Center Director. This non-tenure track, 12-month position will carry a 2/2/2 teaching load, with a 2/2/2 course release to supervise the day to day operations of the Tupelo Regional Campus Writing Center as well as attend weekly meetings in Oxford. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2014.
The University’s Center for Writing and Rhetoric consolidates efforts to improve writing instruction at all levels. The Instructors will work in a collaborative environment to lead the Center in its mission to re-define writing instruction, pedagogy, and research at the University of Mississippi. Duties will include the following:
• Hiring, training, supervising, directing, and providing administrative support for undergraduate and graduate writing center tutors;
• Developing online writing center functionality;
• Developing training programs for writing center tutors;
• Developing, implementing, and sharing successful strategies for teaching composition for first-year college students;
• Participating in the ongoing evaluation and revision of curricula to emphasize multimodal composition, ePortfolios, and a culture of reflection;
• Creating a collaborative culture of professional development among writing instructional faculty;
• Coordinating services with other UM writing centers.
An M.A. in Composition and Rhetoric, English with a focus in Composition and Rhetoric, or a similarly-defined field is required.
The University of Mississippi is a public, comprehensive, research institution. As the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state and as a Carnegie Research University (high research activity), the institution’s primary functions are the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge through a variety of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and public service activities. The university’s main campus at Oxford emphasizes a traditional, residential educational experience, with a central College of Liberal Arts and seven professional schools. The town of Oxford, located in northern Mississippi near Memphis, has 19,000 residents and boasts public schools ranked in the top 100 by Offspring magazine. Oxford is featured by Smithsonian Magazine as one of the “20 Best Small Towns in America” and by USA Today as one of the top six college towns in the nation.
Interested candidates must apply online to position # 11358227-041514 at http://jobs.olemiss.edu and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references including their contact information. These materials should be attached to the on-line application. The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, and the position will be open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Title VI/Title IX /504/ADA/ADEA employer.