WAC/WID Teaching Consultant, Univ of Minnesota (Deadline: June 23, 2014)

May 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Positions

The University of Minnesota has opened a search for a Writing Across the Curriculum / Writing In the Disciplines Teaching Consultant.  Responsibilities of this position include co-leading our popular Teaching with Writing series and serving as key members of the Writing-Enriched Curriculum (WEC) project team.  This is an annually-renewable administrative position. Application review begins June 23, 2014  Position open until filled.  Informal informational meetings will be held at the upcoming IWAC conference (June 12-14).  See full job description below.

We welcome applications from candidates who prize an opportunity to lend full-time attention to investigating and supporting effective writing instruction and to facilitating quietly radical curricular transformations. These are annually renewable positions; salary commensurate with candidate experience and qualifications. We will conduct a first round of interviews on campus or via Skype. We hope to have the successful candidate in place by September, 2014.The priority deadline is June 23, 2014. Please apply online via the Employment System at: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=120877 or go to https://employment.umn.edu/ and enter requisition number 191632

More about the Writing-Enriched Curriculum Project (WEC):  An interest in supporting optimal infusion of relevant writing and writing instruction within undergraduate curricula led us to develop the innovative WEC model in 2007.  Since then, we’ve engaged 45 departments in a process of partnering with faculty as they generate, implement, and assess unit-specific and long-term undergraduate Writing Plans. For more information, see http://wec.umn.edu.

More about our WAC program and Teaching with Writing Series (TWW):  Since 2001,TWW has offered University of Minnesota faculty and instructors panel discussions and practical workshops on topics ranging from “Coaching the Capstone Project” to “Teaching with Writing in Five-Minutes” and from “What’s Grammar Got to Do with It?” to “Writing Instruction Meets the Large-Enrollment Course.”  It also includes provocative issues-oriented discussions, intensive multi-day seminars for faculty and graduate student instructors, and faculty writing retreats. Thousands of University instructors have participated in TWW events, a situation that has enabled us to develop a critical mass of faculty members and instructors committed to infusing intentional and relevant writing instruction into their courses. This is a significant achievement at a large, public, research university.

More about the Center for Writing: The Center’s mission of enhancing student learning, improving writing instruction, and deepening our understanding of literacy and the writing process, is achieved by five coordinated programs.  In addition to Writing Across the Curriculum, we offer Student Writing Support (face-to-face and online writing consultations), the Minnesota Writing Project (a branch of the National Writing Project), Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing (a literacy-oriented research grants program), and a free-standing Literacy and Rhetorical Studies minor.  For more information, see: http://writing.umn.edu/

More about the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering 53,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research.  Our campus spreads across the heart of a vibrant, arts-rich, diverse, and eminently livable metropolitan community.  For more information, see http://umn.edu.

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