<This announcement was distributed via the wcenter listserv on 22 July 2014>

The Baruch College Writing Center seeks 2-4 professional writing consultants to join our vibrant and engaged staff of writers and teachers for the Fall 2014 semester.  Review of applications will begin immediately.

Consultants provide support for undergraduate and graduate students at Baruch to improve their writing and English language skills and to become more independent, confident, and versatile writers. Consultants work one-to-one and online with student writers, co-author session records with students, conduct small-group workshops, engage actively in professional development, and participate in pilot programs in collaboration with faculty and other support units of the college.

Our Center continues to grow and develop; in the past year, we’ve launched programs such as library-based writing consultations, practitioner inquiry staff development groups, consultant writing workshops, and events that share the tremendous talent and experience of our staff with students interested in writing and editing careers. In the next year, we’ll launch student writing groups, a reading series, and a public staff blog, and will re-launch our online journal of student writing. Consultants have the opportunity to take on leadership roles in developing new programs and exploring projects of interest to them.

More information about our program is available here: http://writingcenter.baruch.cuny.edu/

Required Qualifications:

·      A graduate degree, or current candidacy with significant work toward degree.  The majority of our consultants hold an M.A., M.F.A, or Ph. D. in Writing, Rhetoric & Composition, TESOL, English, or related field, but we are eager to receive qualified applications from diverse academic backgrounds;
·      experience supporting writers from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds;
·      an active writing life;
·      embodiment of and ability to foster the habits of mind that support students’ success, including curiosity, openness, engagement, creativity, persistence, responsibility, flexibility, and metacognition.

Preferred qualifications:

·      writing center experience;
·      classroom teaching experience;
·      experience and training in formal first-year composition or other curriculum-based writing programs;
·      basic familiarity with the scholarship of writing centers, rhetoric and composition, multilingual writers, pedagogy, educational diversity, and/or writing across the curriculum.

We especially welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.

Consultants are paid on the CUNY Non-Teaching Adjunct I scale, currently $38.91/hr for new hires, and must abide by CUNY workload limits. Appointments are for 8-15 hours per week, dependent on budget, availability, and experience.  Re-appointments are available based on satisfactory performance. Health care benefits are available in the third consecutive semester of 15-hour/week appointments. Appointments will begin late August 2014. More information on the position is available here: http://writingcenter.baruch.cuny.edu/about-us/join-our-team

Please electronically submit a C.V., a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and approaches to working with student writers, a separate sheet outlining your availability for the fall semester, and the contact information for three references to:

Keri Bertino
Director, Baruch College Writing Center

Please write “Consultant Application” in the subject line.  Please note that cover letters are read carefully for evidence of reflection, engagement, and expertise, and will be an important means for selecting candidates for interviews.

No phone calls, please.