Writing Center Job Announcements

Job announcements are made available as a courtesy for IWCA members and non-members. Requests to submit job announcements, provided they are relevant to writing center work, can be e-mailed to iwca.webeditor@gmail.com. There is currently no charge to post writing center-related job announcements. Beginning July 1, 2017, a regular membership in IWCA will be required for those who wish to post job announcements. Questions about this policy may be e-mailed to the Web Editor.

Hiroshima University, Japan Writing Advisor Fellowship 2017 (Paid)

The Writing Center at Hiroshima University, Japan, has announced a job opening for a Writing Advisor Fellow (Paid).  This Fellowship Program is ideal for someone who wishes to gain professional experiences working with non-native English writers and speakers, focusing on academic writing at the tertiary level and above.  The Fellow will work full-time at Hiroshima University, located in two campuses at Higashi-Hiroshima and Kasumi, for a contract period of six months (with a strong possibility of extending the period up to one year) starting from September 2017.  The Fellow will receive an after-tax monthly salary of approximately 220,000 yen.  In addition, he/she will be given a travel allowance for one-time airfare to and from Japan.

For more details, see the application guideline at:

The application process can be started at:

Research Planning Office (Writing Center)
Hiroshima University
Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan
E-mail: wrc-research(at)office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp
URL: https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/wrc/

Director of the Writing Center, Azusa Pacific University (Review begins immediately)

Position Tracking Number: F586

School/College:  Office of the Provost

Department:  Writing Programs

Location: Azusa Campus


The Director of the Writing Center administers all aspects of the Writing Center, which serves traditional undergraduate, graduate, and non-traditional students.  The director provides leadership for and coordination of writing coaching for students across the University’s multiple campuses; provides students with structured, personalized writing instruction that reflects and integrates current writing theory and practice for a wide range of writing projects including thesis and dissertation preparation; and delivers presentations and workshops related to writing processes and skills. The Center operates largely on the peer mentoring model and includes graduate and online writing support. This is an academic administrator position reporting to the Writing Program Administrator (WPA).

Specialization: Master’s degree required; Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric preferred.


  • Oversee all aspects of the daily operation of the Writing Center including overseeing the budget.
  • Hire, train, and supervise full-time assistant director, full-time resource coordinator, part-time writing consultants, and peer coaches.
  • Develop writing seminars and workshops.
  • Promote and publicize the services of the Writing Center (e.g., programs, philosophy, and procedures) to the campus community.
  • Coordinate creation and dissemination of writing resources.
  • Collaborate with faculty to determine needs of students; respond to faculty referrals to work with students in areas of need.
  • Teach up to one 3-unit course per year.
  • Communicate with the Department of English regarding writing consultant and coach referrals, specific writing issues, and other relevant information.
  • Provide professional development for Writing Center staff related to writing theory and practice, including online delivery of writing support services.
  • Maintain the technology and equipment needs of the Center.

Level: Department Director

Qualifications: Strong interpersonal skills for interaction with faculty and students, strong verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to work creatively and cooperatively, strong project planning and management skills for projects of varying complexity.

Experience:  Experience administering campus-wide writing support services to diverse student populations; successful teaching or tutoring experience.

Workload: Full-time, 12-month academic administrator position.

Mental Demands:

  • Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.
  • Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
  • Self starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.

Hire Date:  Open until filled.

Additional Information: 

Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Application Procedure:

To apply, visit http://www.apu.edu/cp/employment/. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

Part-time Writing Specialist at Georgetown University-Qatar

Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) is dedicated to fulfilling Georgetown University’s mission of promoting intellectual, ethical and spiritual understanding through serious and sustained discourse among people of different faiths, cultures, and beliefs. Embodying this spirit of the University, Georgetown’s Qatar campus undertakes education, research, and service in order to advance knowledge and provide students and the community with a holistic educational experience that produces global citizens committed to the service of humankind. We demonstrate the values of Georgetown University; seek to build upon the world-class reputation of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service; and work with our partner, Qatar Foundation, in its endeavors to achieve the Qatar National Vision 2030.

The  Office of Academic Services  (OAS) is a dynamic academic support unit providing a variety of programs and services to enhance learning for all students at GU-Q. OAS offers individual and group tutoring in academic reading and writing across the disciplines; Arabic as a heritage or foreign language; French as foreign language; and economics. In addition, OAS leads a variety of workshops and programs throughout the year to help students develop their academic skills and aspire to excellence.

OAS is currently seeking a part-time Writing Specialist who will support the development of students’ academic writing skills. The position will work primarily with students on their course assignments in the humanities and social sciences via one-on-one tutoring.

This is a part-time (up to 20 hours per week), non-sponsored position that requires all applicants to already have the necessary sponsorship to live and work in Qatar. The position will work through the academic year (from August to June).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Provide individual tutoring to students working on documents at various stages of the writing process.
Work with Coordinator to deliver training to student tutors on the fundamentals of writing center tutoring and provide ongoing feedback that supports their professional development.
Locate and/or create support materials such as citation guides, handouts, videos, and/or presentations for use in tutoring sessions, workshops, or online.
Assist Coordinator with regular operations such as scheduling and advertising as well as special projects.
Contribute to the strategic planning of OAS to support student success.

Master’s degree preferred, in English, Composition, Rhetoric, Communication Studies, Education, TESOL, or related field with an emphasis in writing
A minimum of two years’ experience, in a post-secondary institution, teaching writing or working in a writing center
Excellent research, writing, and editing skills
Experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse writers
Familiarity with the conventions of academic writing and awareness of common standards for academic integrity
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively
TESL/TESOL/CELTA or equivalent is an asset

Submission Guidelines:
If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS (gms.georgetown.edu) using your Net ID and password. Please select the Career worklet on your GMS Home dashboard to view Jobs at Georgetown.

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University in Qatar, you must submit a cover letter and resume/CV for each position of interest. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:
Need some assistance with the application process? Contact us at guqhr@georgetown.edu.

Curry Writer, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia (Open until filled)

The Curry School of Education seeks creative and driven applicants for the position of Curry Writer. The Curry Writer is responsible for producing creative and engaging content that enhances the Curry School of Education’s overall reputation, builds its brand as a top-ranked education school, increases awareness of academic offerings, and helps drive enrollment.

A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in English or Communications. At least five years of experience in journalism or writing or a related position where duties entail extensive writing for audiences on print and digital media is required. Qualified applicants must have outstanding written communication skills and demonstrate exacting attention to detail. The ability to write in the voice of the organization and to work independently and as part of a team is essential. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a complex environment is required. Ability to work under pressure and meet demanding deadlines is essential. Proficiency in Microsoft Word is required. Experience with InDesign, Microsoft Powerpoint, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator is preferred.

To apply, visit jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=81295 and search on Posting Number 0620486, complete the application and attach a cover letter, a resume/CV, and two writing samples. This position is open until filled.

For questions about this position or the application process, please contact Rhiannon O’Coin at rmo2r@virginia.edu.

The Curry School of Education and the University of Virginia are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/y44gpdmp3qxy3k6q

Writing Center Coordinator/Assistant Professor, North Park University, Chicago (Open until filled)

Organizational Relationship: The writing coordinator position is a faculty appointment at the assistant professor level; the coordinator reports to the University Dean. This position is an 11-month appointment.

Summary: This position is responsible for designing, implementing, and coordinating writing programs and services for the students of North Park University and for representing North Park in community-oriented projects. This involves working with the GE committee to review and design the campus writing programs and conducting faculty development for the WAC/WID program.

Download the employment application here.

Read the full announcement for the position here.

Director of the Writing Center, McDaniel College (Review begins immediately)

McDaniel College invites applications for the Director of the Writing Center, which is a full-time, 9-months position, following the academic calendar. Appointed as a Lecturer in English, the Director of the Writing Center will be a voting member of the English Department. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Reporting to the Chair of the English Department, the Director of the Writing Center is responsible for

  • managing and operating the Writing Center
  • assisting with the English Department’s writing program
  • teaching three sections of writing each academic year
  • fulfilling other duties as necessary

See the Job Description, uploaded on McDaniel College’s job site, for further details of the director’s responsibilities.


  • Master’s Degree in Composition/Rhetoric, English, or related field
  • Two years of experience teaching college-level writing
  • Two or more years of experience with program administration
  • Excellent communication, writing and organizational skills
  • Ability to set priorities and work independently
  • Intermediate computer skills: MS office, Adobe suite and other publishing software, internet, email
  • Ability to anticipate and plan for cyclical activities

Application Instructions

To apply, visit: https://employment.mcdaniel.edu/

Applicants should upload:

  • a letter of application
  • a statement of teaching philosophy, including the philosophy of teaching a diverse student body
  • a CV

Applicants should arrange for three recommendations to be uploaded by the recommenders.

One of forty colleges and universities nationwide known for its success at changing the lives of its students, McDaniel College is a selective liberal arts college located in central Maryland, an hour’s drive from Baltimore and Washington, DC. Its primary commitment is to outstanding teaching and to fostering critical, creative thinking and humane, responsible action.

McDaniel College, in compliance with Federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, or employment of students, faculty, and staff in the operation of any of its educational programs and activities. McDaniel College will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on the basis of any protected status including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, marital status, veteran’s status or any other legally protected status.

TT Director of Writing Center, Union University (Deadline: Open until filled)

Union University seeks a qualified individual for 12-month, tenure-track faculty position of Director of the Writing Center.

Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown and Hendersonville, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 40 states and 30 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nation’s premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence. Union was also recently recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” one of only 30 four-year institutions to receive this honor roll designation.

Position Description:

The newly established Writing Center is an integral part of Union’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), which is designed to enhance student writing and provide pedagogical and curricular support to the greater campus community. The new director, who will also hold a faculty appointment in the English Department, will oversee the Writing Center from its inception and will be responsible for implementing the strategic vision, goals, objectives, and assessment measures pertaining to the QEP. The director will support the faith-based identity of Union University and provide direct services to faculty, staff, and students.  Duties include:

Principal Writing Center Responsibilities

  • Shape the development of the Writing Center to be an effective learning environment, providing strategic vision, communication, and objectives.
  • Hire, train, and evaluate Writing Center student staff in disciplinary best practices.
  • Work with students directly to strengthen writing and study skills.
  • Work with faculty to incorporate writing into their classrooms and to conduct research related to writing and the writing process.
  • Partner with campus faculty, staff, and students as a facilitator, workshop trainer, designer, and a developer of writing materials.
  • Evaluate and recommend writing curricula and technologies for campus and library needs.
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data to report on Writing Center services in order to promote student success and retention.
  • Supervise the day-to-day operations of the Writing Center.
  • Write the five-year QEP Impact Report based on the collected quantitative and qualitative data.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Teach a 2-2 load of English courses, including introductory and advanced composition and technical writing.
  • Develop instructional plans to meet course competencies and submit budget and textbook requests by posted deadlines.
  • Participate in program planning, University committees, and school/department committees as designated by the Dean of Instruction.
  • Contribute to a collegial and positive work environment within the English Department and the Writing Center.
  • Participate in professional organizations and develop a research agenda. Attend professional meetings and workshops appropriate for the discipline.
  • Participate in campus and community activities related to the discipline of English.
  • Maintain regular office hours.
  • Support the faith-based identity of Union University and strive to exhibit a positive Christian attitude toward faculty, staff, and students.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a completed Ph.D. degree in Rhetoric & Composition, Professional/Technical Writing, or another rhetoric-based discipline is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in a writing center in a university setting, with a preference given to individuals who have managed operations, supervised students and staff, and developed writing center programs. Preference will also be given to candidates with an active research agenda in writing center theory.

Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union University’s Identity, Mission and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life.

Interested individuals may apply at http://www.uu.edu/humanresources.

Assistant Director (Writing), Academic Success Center, University of La Verne (Deadline: Open until filled)

The Assistant Director supports undergraduate and graduate writing at the Academic Success Center, including managing the day to day operations, responding to student needs, training and scheduling tutors and cohort coordinators, offering writing consultations when needed, maintaining records, and providing various types of assistance to the Associate Dean.

Specific Duties

  1. Assist in the management of the day-to-day operations and activities of the ASC, including recruiting, training, observing, and supervising graduate and undergraduate writing tutors and cohort tutor leads, 20 employees;
  2. Develop and deliver academic-skills workshops for graduate and undergraduate students;
  3. Communicate with undergraduate, graduate, and non-traditional students and departments regarding services offered by the ASC;
  4. Review institutional data and consult with faculty on the ASC writing needs: writing across the curriculum, first-year writing, and dissertation support;
  5. Develop and teach a writing seminar;
  6. Assist in the coordination of independent or collaborative events programs, or initiatives designed to promote the ASC, its services, and student success (e.g. SOAR, Orientation, etc);
  7. Track student satificaton of the ASC and help implement new ways to improve;
  8. Represent the ASC in University committees and programs as needed;
  9. Supervise tutors in research within the ASC; and
  10. Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

Degree: Master’s degree in Composition, English, Writing Studies, or related field.

Minimum Experience: 3 years experience with academic support services like writing centers, 2 years experience working with university students at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, and 2 years experience conducting research with undergraduates and faculty.

Minimum knowledge: knowledge in writing across the disciplines, familiarity with teaching and learning issues for college students, college-level disciplinary knowledge standards and teaching practices, familiarity with college-level academic support standards and practices, and familiarity with writing center scholarship

Read the full job announcement and apply here.

WPA/Executive Director of Writing Programs, Azusa Pacific University (Deadline: Open until filled)

Academic Administrator Position Job Description

Position Title:  WPA/Executive Director of Writing Programs

Position Tracking Number:  F607

School/College:  Vice Provost for Graduate Programs and Research

Department:  Writing Programs

Location:  Azusa, CA


The WPA/Executive Director of Writing Programs serves as a writing program administrator in a leadership role that oversees the development, management, and supervision of writing programs for undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs at APU.  Duties include initiating faculty development programs to improve writing pedagogy, establishing and assessing writing outcomes across the curriculum, and serving on undergraduate and graduate committees to represent writing programs and teaching.  The WPA/Executive Director will collaborate with other academic support services on campus.  He/she will supervise the Writing Center Director, the First Year Writing Coordinator, and the writing program staff, and will manage the office budget.


  • Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or related field.


  • Develop and employ an annual strategic plan directed towards achieving university writing outcomes.
  • Work with the Director of General Education and other writing-related personnel as needed to develop and monitor a culture of writing at APU.
  • Work with all facets of writing instruction at APU to facilitate delivery, assessment, and effective use of writing resources, including professional development of writing instructors; collaborate with the English Department Chair as appropriate.
  • Supervise the First Year Writing Coordinator who will oversee Writing 1 and lab instruction and assessment.
  • Supervise the Writing Center Director to ensure a superb writing support structure to all university students.
  • Work with the General Education Council, Undergraduate Studies Council, Masters Studies Council, and Doctoral Studies Council to help students achieve university-wide aims for writing.
  • Coordinate writing instruction goals for all courses at APU.
  • Coordinate and facilitate writing instruction assessment at APU.
  • Promote writing across the curriculum and within disciplines of study.
  • In collaboration with the Center for Teaching, Learning and Assessment, provide professional development opportunities to faculty teaching writing courses and faculty using writing in courses across the curriculum.
  • Identify resources and needs, develop budget requests, and manage annual budget.
  • Serve on university committees.
  • Teach a writing course each academic year as determined by the Vice Provost and English Department Chair in light of workload demands.
  • Participate in activities to maintain competency related to current developments in teaching, research, and scholarship in rhetoric, composition, and program administration.

Level: Academic Administrator


  • Understanding current theories and best practices in teaching, learning, and assessment of written communication.
  • A demonstrated commitment to excellence in writing and writing instruction.
  • Excellent record of teaching.
  • Strong commitment to innovation, experimentation, and quality in education.
  • Expertise in organizing faculty development opportunities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively and effectively across disciplinary boundaries with faculty, students, and staff.
  • Strong project planning and management skills.
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population.


  • Three or more years’ experience in writing program administration.
  • Teaching experience in university writing courses.


  • Full time, 12 months

Mental Demands:

  • Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.
  • Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
  • Self starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
  • Ability to work under pressure, exuding a mature demeanor while multi-tasking in a deadline-oriented environment with accuracy and consistency.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in determining when to act independently and when to consult management prior to taking action.
  • In agreement with the purpose and goals of Azusa Pacific University in providing a Christian-based high education for its students.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of colleagues.

Hire Date:  Open until filled

Additional Information:

At Azusa Pacific University we value and uphold God-honoring diversity.  Diversity was not our idea, but God’s. Therefore, we aim for an environment that respects and honors each individual’s uniqueness while celebrating our collective commonalities. It is in this spirit that we continue important discourse on diversity, engage a variety of perspectives, and embrace active listening in a spirit of humility. We continue our efforts to recruit, hire, and support a diverse community in an effort to create a milieu that reflects the mosaic of God’s kingdom.

Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Application Procedure:

To apply, visit http://www.apu.edu/cp/employment/. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

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Reading/Writing Center: Assistant Director – Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois (Review begins April 18, 2017)

This is a Professional Faculty position with faculty rank and voting rights.  Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus.  Rock Island, Illinois is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents approximately three hours west of Chicago.

The Reading/Writing Center is part of the Learning Commons, a comprehensive center for student academic support. Staffed by a director, an ESL Specialist, and 24 peer tutors, the Reading/Writing Center assists all Augustana students with reading and writing for any class and beyond.

The Assistant Director will help manage daily operations of the Reading/Writing Center, provide reading/writing consultations to students, teach first-year writing, and perform other advising-related duties as needed.  This 10-month professional faculty position is annually renewable and emphasizes a commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising, and mentoring roles of a faculty member in a liberal arts setting.


Provide individualized tutoring sessions in college-level academic reading and writing to students. Determine needs and provide assistance for a diverse student body.
Assist with hiring, training, supervising, evaluating, and mentoring RWC student tutors. Provide feedback both positive and constructive to tutors to assist in their development.
Assist with planning for the future development of the RWC, designing and implementing programs to meet the changing needs of students, and assessing the success of the current mix of service offerings.
Assist in creating, revising, and implementing RWC policies and procedures.
Collaborate with other Learning Commons staff; with faculty and administrators; and with other offices such as Multicultural and International Student Life, CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research, Exploration), Athletics, and Residential Life to best assist students.
Teach two first-year writing courses per year.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Required education: Master’s Degree in English/Writing, Reading, Composition & Rhetoric, Education, or a related field.

The successful candidate will demonstrate
Three or more years college teaching experience;
Writing center experience, especially in an administrative capacity;
Experience in writing and/or reading theory, writing across the curriculum, and/or working with students with learning disabilities;
Excellent written and oral communication skills; and
The ability to work effectively and collaboratively with students, faculty, and administrators.
Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds.  We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed.  Details about Augustana College, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website: http://www.augustanafaculty.org.
To apply, please email application materials to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu using subject line: Search #116-17 RWC/Assistant Director, and directed to Pareena Lawrence, Dean of the College.

Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: Search #116-17 RWC/Assistant Director, C/O Pareena Lawrence, Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639-38th Street, Rock Island, Illinois 61201.

Application materials include: a letter of application, curriculum vita, copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching and tutoring philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation (including contact information).  Questions may be directed to Lucas Street, Director of the RWC at LucasStreet@augustana.edu .   Review of applications will begin April 18, 2017.

Writing Center Professional, California State University San Marcos (Review begins April 27, 2017)

California State University San Marcos seeks a Writing Center Professional for their Office of Undergraduate Studies department. The purpose of the position is to direct and oversee the daily operations of the Writing Center (WC) ensuring that the Center provides academic support services to buttress CSUSMs All-University Writing Requirement. This individual will represent the WC on university-wide committees. This individaul will also advocate for best practices andn innovative pedagogies for the WC, such as collaborative efforts including online instruction.

Come join our campus located in North San Diego County just 10 miles east of the beautiful Pacific coast and less than 40 miles north of downtown San Diego. California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is a modern, forward-thinking university, fueled by the collective innovation and determination of a transformational team. CSUSM is one of the largest employers in North San Diego County, where people are proud to come to work and be a part of something great. Our unwavering commitment to a “People First” philosophy supports a culture in which every employee is a leader, “empowered to decide, change and shape our future.”

We offer an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, long term health care, retirement plans, educational assistance, life insurance, paid holidays, and generous vacation and sick leave benefits.

CSUSM is a recipient of the Chronicle’s 2014 Great College to work for. We’re looking for high impact employees to join our team. If you have what it takes – come grow with us at CSUSM!

Minimum Qualifications include:

• Master’s degree in writing, rhetoric, composition or related field plus three years of progressively responsible work experience as a student service provider in a higher education setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


• Doctorate in writing, rhetoric, composition or related field, highly preferred

Salary and Position Status:

• Full-time, probationary position
• Salary Range: $4,204 – $5,989 per month
• Anticipated Hiring Salary: $4,204- $4,334 per month
• Opening Date: April 12, 2017. This position is open with a first review of applications beginning April 27, 2017. For assurance of full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on April 26, 2017
• This position is subject to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
• The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

For position specifications, benefit summary and to apply, please visit our website at http://www.csusm.edu/jobs and under “Staff & Management Opportunities” click on “Job Openings.” Hearing & speech impaired call our TDD at 760-750-3238.

Direct your questions to: Human Resources (760) 750-4418

Writing Center Coordinator, Oregon State University (Deadline: April 14, 2017)

The Oregon State University (OSU) Writing Center is seeking a Writing Center Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Writing Center Director.

The Writing Center Coordinator manages the day-to-day operations of OSU’s Writing Center, including the Undergrad Writing Studio and the Online Writing Lab (OWL). Central responsibilities include mentoring and supervising of Studio and OWL consultants and the Writing Center graduate teaching assistant; developing and facilitating weekly training activities; developing and tracking the budget for student pay in the Undergrad Writing Studio and the Online Writing Lab; developing and revising online and print resources for the Writing Center; creating and maintaining the Writing Center schedule; and participating in outreach and marketing efforts for the Writing Center.

Oregon State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Starting salary within the salary range will be commensurate with skills, education, and experience.

Closing date for the position is April 14, 2017.

To apply for the position, please visit the Oregon State University Jobs website:


If you have any questions about this position, please feel free to contact me (Dennis.Bennett@oregonstate.edu) or Jane Nichols (Jane.Nichols@oregonstate.edu), chair of the search committee.

Learning Services Coordinator, University of Baltimore (Deadline: April 11, 2017)

Achievement and Learning Services at Langsdale Library
Vacancy Number 300763
Regular, full-time exempt position with full, competitive benefits package
Electronic applications must be received by: 04/11/17
Salary: $52,200 – $62,800

Achievement and Learning Services at Langsdale Library seeks a Learning Services Coordinator to develop, implement, oversee and provide learning and performance support at the University of Baltimore. The Learning Coordinator supports classes, cohorts of students, and individuals with a focus on skills and strategies that promote student success.

ALS enriches student learning through peer and professional tutoring, a writing center, workshops, supplemental instruction, and academic coaching. ALS is part of Langsdale Library, a primary location for information access, learning, and knowledge creation at the University of Baltimore. Langsdale cultivates knowledge creation within members of campus, the Baltimore metropolitan area, and beyond.

We look forward to receiving your required electronic application with a required cover letter and resume attached and learning about your interest in and qualifications for our vacancy.

  • Develop, implement, and oversee peer coaching and study group program. Assess outcomes and report results. Hire, train, and supervise student employee coaches and study group facilitators
  • Design and develop programming and resources supporting academic skills development of specific populations, in consultation with faculty, directors, and deans.
  • Manage peer coaching programs that assist students adjusting to university academic expectations or needing additional learning and study skills support.
  • Develop Supplemental Instructor and Embedded Tutoring Program. Design and deliver training for students and staff who provide learning support.
  • Assess outcomes. Analyze data to target department outreach; assist in coordinating outreach.
  • Coordinate department assessment activities. Develop outcomes assessment and metrics; oversee data collection and analysis of programs; coordinate between various units within ALC
  • Develop and present workshops and in-class presentations. Determine student and faculty needs; deliver or arrange delivery of presentations related to study skills
  • Provide ongoing professional development for students, staff of academic coaches, and supplemental instruction leaders

Required Education and Experience

Education: Master’s degree in psychology, education, sociology, counseling, human development, or related discipline.

Experience: Three years of progressively responsible experience delivering, developing, and coordinating programs that support student academic adjustment to higher education. Supervisory and assessment experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

Tutoring experience, teaching experience, learning center experience; grant writing; experience with online delivery of content; familiarity with student development theory; experience building programs that promote self-efficacy and perseverance.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge and demonstrated experience working in position-related activities with first-generation students and a diverse student population. Knowledge of learning and human development theories and practical application; demonstrated excellence in teaching and/or training. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills. Familiarity with survey instruments and research models. Works with minimal supervision. Adapts procedures, processes, and techniques to meet new needs. Stays current with emerging technology and trends. Position requires Infrequent Saturdays and weekends

Electronic applications are required. Visit http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=1210 for access to the electronic application and to review the list of required PDF (preferred) or Word documents to be attached to your application.

The University of Baltimore (“UB” or “University”) does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

Writing Services Coordinator, University of Baltimore (Deadline: April 11, 2017)

Achievement and Learning Services at Langsdale Library
Vacancy Number 300761
Regular, full-time exempt position with full, competitive benefits package
Electronic applications must be received by: 04/11/17
Salary: $52,200 – $62,800

Achievement & Learning Services at Langsdale Library seeks a Writing Services Coordinator to run the Writing Center and associated writing support services. The Writing Services Coordinator supports UB student writing in every discipline and at every level.

ALS enriches student learning through peer and professional tutoring, a writing center, workshops, supplemental instruction, and academic coaching. ALS is part of Langsdale Library, a primary location for information access, learning, and knowledge creation at the University of Baltimore. Langsdale cultivates knowledge creation within members of campus, the Baltimore metropolitan area, and beyond.

We look forward to receiving your required electronic application with a required cover letter and resume attached and learning about your interest in and qualifications for our vacancy.

Key Functions/Responsibilities/Tasks

  • Manage writing center: recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate writing consulting staff, including graduate students and professional consultants. Arrange and provide ongoing professional development in writing center pedagogy and learning theory.
  • Manage all aspects of strategic planning and assessment; research alternative funding sources and apply for grants to develop innovative writing support.
  • Develop, conduct, analyze, and report assessment data.
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, and administration regarding goals for student writing; coordinate and develop services that complement the curriculum and prepare students to meet workplace expectations.
  • Develop and supervise innovative projects such as the legal writing center, the graduate writing academy, and writing fellows.
  • Manage writing workshops and presentations; determine need and respond to faculty requests; design and deliver presentations or train staff to deliver.
  • Allocate funding for student employees.
  • Manage staffing and technological enhancements to the Online Writing Lab.
  • Monitor national best practices regarding writing center pedagogy/programming and learning theory; participate in relevant professional associations; conduct and support staff in professional development leading to conference presentations/publications.
  • Create, identify, evaluate, and disseminate writing resources; represent writing center and Langsdale/ALS to UB and greater community.

Required Education and Experience

Education: Master’s degree in English, writing, composition, education, or related field; training in rhetoric and composition

Experience: Minimum three years of experience developing and coordinating writing center activities, training writing staff, and teaching writing at the college level. Experience working with diverse populations, including multilingual writers. Planning, managerial, supervisory, and assessment experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

Education: Graduate degree in rhetoric/composition; training in second language acquisition

Experience: Tutoring experience; learning center experience; grant writing; online service delivery; WAC/WID experience

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong interpersonal, leadership, communication, and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and/or training. Ability to work occasional Saturdays and evenings

Electronic applications are required. Visit http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=1208 for access to the electronic application and to review the list of required PDF (preferred) or Word documents to be attached to your application.

The University of Baltimore (“UB” or “University”) does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

Colorado College, Thesis Writing Specialist, Part-Time (Deadline: March 30, 2017)

Mentors thesis writers from across the curriculum in interdisciplinary writing workshops.

Teach thesis writing adjunct courses (each worth .25 credits) during the academic year.
Organize and facilitate formal writing groups and informal writing groups that meet regularly over the course of a block or several blocks.
Coordinate additional programs for thesis writers: a workshop series on research, the writing process, and project management; writing retreats during block breaks and half-block.
Consult with thesis writers who could benefit from more sustained academic support and make referrals to the Writing Center.
Support MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) thesis writers during the summer.
Collaborate with professional and peer staff on Colket Center initiatives.
Conduct outreach to departments that assign senior theses and coordinate support for students.
Serve as a resource on best practices for advanced writing instruction.
Manage a small budget for programming.

Master’s degree plus a minimum of two years of related experience teaching advanced writing classes at the college level; experience participating in and facilitating writing groups; proficient with computer software programs such as Microsoft Office Suite and Canvas; Excellent oral and written communication skills; proficient in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and basic business math; ability to think critically and solve problems; good judgment and ability to handle confidential/sensitive information with discretion; excellent organizational and customer service skills; ability to work independently; knowledge of writing pedagogy and writing across the curriculum; ability to operate standard office equipment.


Application Deadline is March 30, 2017

Instructor (1-3 positions), Tennessee Tech University (Cookeville, TN), Department of English (Deadline: March 17, 2017)


Essential Functions: Teach four sections (12 credit hours) each semester in first-year writing sequence (ENGL 1010 and 1020: English Composition I and II) and perform departmental duties (e.g., committee participation).

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in English. Graduate coursework in composition pedagogy. College-level composition teaching experience. Experience teaching with technology.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in English. Substantial graduate coursework in composition pedagogy. Evidence of recent excellence in composition instruction.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience. Full-time, nine month, non-tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2017. One-year contract renewable up to three years.

Benefits Information: Benefits include the accumulation of one sick leave day per month and thirteen University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Deferred income and benefits over 12 months.

Instructions: Applicants will be required to electronically upload a letter of application describing the qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire), recent teaching evaluations, and email addresses for three professional references who are familiar with your teaching. References will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered. Apply at https://jobs.tntech.edu/. Direct questions to Dr. Tony Baker, search committee chair: abaker@tntech.edu.

Lecturer in English (1-2 positions), Tennessee Tech University (Cookeville, TN), Department of English (Deadline: March 17, 2017)


Essential Functions: Responsibilities include a 4/4 teaching load (includes freshman composition and other General Education courses, and undergraduate courses in subject area).

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in English or related field. Prior college-level teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD or MFA from an accredited institution in English or related field, with specializations or graduate coursework in at least one of, and preferably two of the following: composition, professional/technical communication, and/or creative writing (playwriting/screenwriting, fiction, or poetry). Substantial college-level teaching experience. Evidence of teaching excellence and professional development.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience. Full-time, nine month, non-tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2017. Three year contract renewable based on satisfactory performance review.

Benefits Information: Benefits include the accumulation of one sick leave day per month and thirteen University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Deferred income and benefits over 12 months.

Instructions: Applicants will be required to electronically upload a letter of application that addresses qualifications and functions, a curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement, transcripts of undergraduate and graduate coursework (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application, but official transcripts for all degrees conferred will be required upon hire) and email contact information for three professional references who will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered. Apply at https://jobs.tntech.edu/.

Full-Time Writing Program Faculty Jobs at Penn State Abington (Deadline: March 10, 2017)

Located just north of Philadelphia, PA, Penn State University’s Abington College is seeking to hire full-time teaching faculty for its Writing Program to begin work in August 2017.  We plan to hire multiple full-time, non-tenure-track professionals on renewable contracts with full benefits packages.  The teaching load will be four sections per semester, typically including two or three preparations and an average of seventeen students per section.

Successful candidates will teach Penn State’s first-year writing course, English 015: Rhetoric and Composition.  They will also teach 200-level courses that introduce writing in the social sciences, writing in the humanities, technical writing, and/or business writing.  Possibilities may also exist for teaching both lower-level creative writing courses and upper-level courses in science writing, technical writing, business writing, and writing for the web.

We seek candidates at the level of Ph.D., MFA, or ABD with MA in hand and with significant experience in teaching writing. Successful candidates will illustrate their commitments to student success through innovative student-centered classroom activities, assignment design, and assessment. We particularly value professionals with accomplishments in digital writing, themed first-year writing course design, working with diverse student populations, and teaching multilingual writers.

Penn State Abington is a baccalaureate-degree granting college of Penn State University. We offer the advantages of small-college life paired to the resources of a Big Ten university. Many of our 4,000 students enroll in BA and BS programs that they complete at Abington; others finish their degrees at Penn State’s University Park campus.

Penn State Abington serves racially- and ethnically-diverse students, first-generation college students, and students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds, and it has a significant international student population. Our faculty members demonstrate commitment to helping all students succeed through engagement both in and out of the classroom.

Please submit curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three references to Liliana Naydan, Ph.D., Writing Program Coordinator, through https://psu.jobs/.  Select Penn State Abington and apply for job #69438.  Or use this link to get to the ad: https://psu.jobs/job/69438.  Review of applications begins on March 10, 2017, and will continue until all positions are filled.

Assistant Professor, Writing Program, Center for Contemporary and Creative Writing (Deadline: March 6, 2017)

Goucher College is a small college with a big view of the world. Located 20 minutes north of Baltimore, MD, we’re reimagining liberal arts education and preparing our students for the jobs of the future. We encourage innovation both inside and outside the classroom, and we welcome big, bold ideas. One-third of our students come from a multicultural background. Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.

Goucher’s Center for Contemporary and Creative Writing offers a dynamic Four-Year Vertical Curriculum, which begins with our First-Year Writing Program and continues with our Writing Enriched Curriculum (WEC) program.  We also offer a minor in Creative Writing, a minor in Professional Writing, and together with the Center for Humanities, an English Major with a Concentration in Creative Writing.

Goucher College’s Center for Contemporary and Creative Writing invites applications for two full-time, non-tenure track faculty positions, starting in August, 2017:

Digital Rhetorics

We are seeking a candidate with expertise in digital rhetorics, multimodal composition, or writing across media. The successful candidate must have at least two years of experience teaching courses in related subjects and have scholarly interests informed by one or more of the fields listed above.

Writing Enriched Curriculum (WEC)

We are seeking a candidate with expertise in a Writing Enriched Curriculum (WEC) or similar program/initiative, with at least two years of experience. In addition to the teaching duties, the successful candidate will work with WEC faculty across different academic disciplines on infusing writing into their courses and enriching the teaching of our WEC program. As part of Goucher’s newly adopted 4-year vertical writing program, students typically take a WEC course (in or outside of their prospective majors) during their sophomore year. The successful candidate will also help coordinate our writing proficiency process.

Selected candidates will teach our first-year writing courses and our advanced academic and professional writing courses. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal. Teaching is at the heart of our mission, and we are committed to building student-mentoring relationships, as well as helping students develop resilience and encouraging them to reflect on their individual learning styles as the basic building blocks for a lifetime of success. We seek candidates with a commitment to this kind of student mentoring, ongoing scholarly research, and service to the department, the college, and the liberal arts. We also incorporate an international perspective into each discipline. In your application materials, you should clearly articulate how you envision achieving these goals.

Both positions require a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition at the time of appointment. Alternatively, candidates with a Ph.D. in a related discipline with extensive teaching experience in Composition will be considered. Broad training and expertise in writing studies and its digital applications is required.

The review of applications will begin on March 6, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. The successful candidates will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.   Interested applicants must apply online at http://goucher.interviewexchange.com

The following application materials are required:

  • CV
  • Cover letter (please make it clear to which position you are applying)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of scholarly interests

Three letters of recommendation and official graduate transcripts should be forwarded separately to: Center for Contemporary and Creative Writing Search, Provost’s Office, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204-2794. (Alternatively, PDF versions of recommendations and transcripts can be emailed to the Provost’s Administrative Assistant, Gigi Greenfield, at rgreenfi@goucher.edu). Inquiries about these positions may be directed to Phaye Poliakoff-Chen, Director of the Center for Contemporary and Creative Writing (phaye.poliakoff-chen@goucher.edu).

Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director, Tutoring and Writing Center, Rollins College (Deadline: March 3, 2017)

Winter Park, Florida

Reporting to the Library Director, the Director of the Tutoring & Writing Center has overall administrative responsibility for the operation of the Tutoring & Writing Center (TWC). This includes teaching credit-bearing courses in the College’s first-year writing program and training peer educators. In this capacity, the Director has a courtesy faculty appointment. While focusing on writing consultation, this role supervises and will work closely with the Assistant Director for Tutoring Services to hire, train, supervise and evaluate the work of over 100 peer educators in writing and tutoring and assess the work of the TWC. The Director of the TWC will join Rollins at an exciting time and will participate in developing innovative and effective ways to integrate TWC and library operations with other academic support services of the College. Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating an inclusive educational community that embraces diversity; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Ph.D., Ed.D. or a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Rhetoric and/or Composition Studies, English, Applied Linguistics, Language and Literacy); ABD candidates will be considered
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching diverse students in an interdisciplinary and multicultural academic environment
  • Experience working one-on-one with students on writing and/or advanced language acquisition in English
  • Experience teaching first-year writing in English (especially ESL/ELL/international or cross-cultural sections)
  • Ability to supervise staff and student employees
  • An appreciation for the liberal arts
  • Ability to manage and lead change in a rapidly evolving academic environment
  • Experience in a writing center (or related academic support center) or training and supervising peer educators is preferred

Founded in 1885, Rollins College is a highly selective, comprehensive liberal arts college with approximately 3,200 students in diverse degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation’s most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. Florida’s oldest recognized college.  Rollins College has been ranked one of the top regional universities in the South in the annual rankings of “Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report.)

Rollins College offers a generous benefits package featuring comprehensive health coverage, retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution and full tuition waiver after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents.

Interested candidates may view the complete position description and apply online through the Rollins College employment website. Apply link: http://jobs.rollins.edu/cw/en-us/job/492522/director-of-tutoring-and-writing-center

Application Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017.

Director, Merritt Writing Program and Associate Dean, Office of Undergraduate Education (Deadline: Review begins March 1, 2017)

The University of California, Merced (UC Merced) invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Merritt Writing Program, a 12-month position at the rank of Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE), which confers membership in the Academic Senate and security of employment analogous to tenure. Consistent with the University’s mission to provide research, teaching, and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers educational opportunities at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts.

The Director will provide leadership for UC Merced’s Merritt Writing Program (MWP), an academic unit within the Office of Undergraduate Education. The MWP (http://writingprogram.ucmerced.edu/) includes approximately 65 part-time and full-time lecturers and two Senate Lecturers (i.e., Lecturers with Security of Employment), and provides lower division and upper division writing courses, including required composition courses, and an undergraduate writing minor. The MWP is committed to working with UC Merced’s many first-generation students and its culturally and linguistically diverse student population.

Required qualifications include: Ph.D., Ed.D, or other terminal degree in a discipline relevant to the position; experience in administration of a writing program or related administrative activity; evidence of administrative leadership, including planning, supervision, and program evaluation; evidence of excellence in teaching in a university; a record of scholarly and/or creative achievement relevant to the position; expertise in effective practices of composition pedagogy and learning assessment; experience in curriculum development; and expertise in effective practices in writing program administration. For information see: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00439. Review of applications begins March 1, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. Position will start no later than August 1, 2017.

Instructor of Visual Communication in Rice University’s Program in Writing & Communication (Deadline: 2/28/17)

Rice University’s Program in Writing and Communication seeks applicants for a two-year, nonrenewable instructor position in Visual Communication. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position that resembles a post-doctoral fellowship.

The primary focus of this position is to collaborate with the faculty and staff of the Program in Writing and Communication (PWC) and its partners to advance visual communication across the various schools, departments, and programs at Rice.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teach 2-3 upper or lower-division courses on visual and multimodal communication per year;
    ·     Develop workshops for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students
    ·     Plan and oversee a symposium on visual and multimodal communication pedagogy in second year of the appointment
    ·     Launch a collaboration with the Center for Written, Oral, and Visual Communication

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A PhD awarded, or all PhD requirements fulfilled, between 2012- June 1, 2017. A PhD on visual or multimodal communication or a related discipline that strongly emphasizes one of these areas is required.
    Successful teaching experience at the university level.
    • Demonstrated commitment to research and scholarship.
    • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with faculty and students.
    • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
    • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Commitment to developing serious, critical, and theoretical programs in visual and multimodal communication
    • Experience creating training materials for different academic audiences
    • Experience producing multi-modal scholarship
    • Experience visualizing experiments and producing graphs
    • Experience leveraging interactive multimedia in scholarly pedagogy
    • Proficiency with quantitative and visualization tools such as R, Tableau, GIS, Tableau, D3.js
    • Knowledge of computer-aided drawing tools (CAD)
    • Experience in academic events planning
    • Experience promoting programs and/or services

Interested candidates must apply online: http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/9512.  The application deadline is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Wilson (jsw@rice.edu), Director of the Center for Written, Oral, & Visual Communication at Rice University.

Trinity College’s Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric, FT NTT Faculty (Deadline: Feb. 24, 2017)

The Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure-track, contract renewable, faculty position with opportunities for advancement, beginning fall 2017. Teaching responsibilities include first year composition and advanced courses in rhetoric and composition.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition by July 1, 2017 (or PhD in English with significant coursework or research in rhetoric and composition as well as teaching experience).  Teaching load is 3/2.  Initial two-year contract with 3-5 year contracts upon promotion.  Competitive salary and benefits.  After promotion, Senior Lecturers and Principal Lecturers are eligible for a one-semester research leave.

The successful applicant will join a vibrant Writing Program and propose and develop courses, serve on college and programmatic committees, advise students, and provide expertise in composition pedagogy to faculty and students across disciplines. We are looking for a committed writing faculty member with a demonstrated area of scholarly interest.  Areas of expertise might include: community engagement, digital rhetoric, writing for the sciences, civic rhetoric, or cultural rhetoric.

Please send letter of application, C.V., teaching statement, sample syllabi for an introductory and an advanced composition course, graduate school transcripts, and three letters of recommendation electronically via https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/.    Materials due February 24, 2017.  Questions should be directed to Tennyson O’Donnell, Director of the Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric, Chair of the Search Committee, at tennyson.odonnell@trincoll.edu.   Interviews conducted March 15-18 at the 2017 CCCC in Portland, OR.  Trinity College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. [R]Trinity College is a coeducational, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut.  Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated pedagogical framework.  The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to attracting and supporting a faculty of women and men who fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the United States.  We seek applications from minorities, women, and other under-represented groups.

Founding Director of Center for Writing and Learning Support, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (Review begins Feb. 15, 2017)


The Director will work to establish and direct the Seminary’s Center for Writing and Learning Support, offering direct support to students, supervising tutors, developing both remedial and enrichment learning opportunities, and working collaboratively with Continuing Education to develop programs for ministers and other leaders.


Writing & Learning Support

  • Offers direct support to students
  • Trains and supervises writing and learning support tutors
  • Develops workshops, courses, and other programming to support academic writing and learning skills of students
  • Develops and implements means to assess student writing and learning skills in order to develop appropriate programs for support


Writing Enrichment

  • Develops courses, workshops, etc. to support the growth of students in other forms of writing (e.g. creative writing, poetry, writing liturgies and prayers, blog writing, etc.) as an important aspect of preparation for Christian leaders in a variety of settings

Collaboration with Continuing Education

  • Collaborates with the Office of Continuing Education to offer workshops and courses for ministers and other leaders who want to improve their writing and communication for both personal enrichment and vocational support

Faculty Support

  • Offers some writing support to faculty
  • Supports faculty in writing for an audience beyond the academy


  • Organizational and leadership skills sufficient to establish and direct the Center
  • Vision and imagination sufficient to develop and expand the Center’s work
  • Competency in working cross-culturally and with international students
  • Excellent communication, writing, and editing skills
  • Proficient interpersonal skills in order to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community, including students, faculty, and staff
  • Sufficient knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, and appropriate instructional technologies
  • Ability to assess the effectiveness of program offerings



  • Master’s level study in a theological discipline (theology, history of Christianity, biblical studies, practical theology, etc.) and/or master’s level study in a discipline appropriate to writing/learning support (English, rhetoric, composition, creative writing)
  • Familiarity with theological education
  • Experience tutoring and assessing student needs
  • Significant experience writing and editing
  • Knowledge of pedagogy of writing and best practices in teaching writing
  • Some travel required


  • A terminal degree (PhD, ThD, MFA, or equivalent)
  • Experience leading a college, university, or seminary writing center
  • Experience working in a college, university, or seminary writing center

Job Location

616 North Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Seminary affirms the commitment of the Presbyterian Church (USA) to a diverse workplace and equal opportunity. It also complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and executive orders relating to equal opportunity in employment.

To Apply

Interested candidates should provide a cover letter, a complete CV or resume, and the names and contact information (phone and e-mail) for three references. Application materials should be submitted to the Center for Writing and Learning Support Search Committee at writingsearch@pts.edu.

The search committee will begin its review of applications on February 15, 2017. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will conduct a background check on all final candidates.

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