Writing Center Job Announcements


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Director, Sweetland Center for Writing

The University of Michigan invites applications for the position of faculty director of the Sweetland Center for Writing. The new director will be an outstanding scholar, teacher, and administrator, who qualifies for a tenured faculty appointment in a relevant department at the rank of associate or full professor. Candidates will possess a record of innovative and collaborative leadership experience, as well as a distinguished record of research and teaching in writing studies, rhetoric, digital and multimodal composition, English and education, or a related field. The directorship is a five-year renewable appointment; like other chairs and directors in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA), the Sweetland director has reduced teaching in the home academic department(s) during the period of the appointment.

Application review will begin September 28, 2018 for an expected start date of July 1, 2019 for the directorship and 9/1/2019 for the tenure-track appointment. This is a university-year appointment. Applicants must submit a detailed letter describing their qualifications for and interest in the position, a curriculum vitae (including names and addresses of three references), and a sample publication (not to
exceed 25 pages) at the https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/Apply/1132 . The College of Literature, Science, & the Arts is committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we encourage applicants to comment on how their research, teaching, and/or administrative experience will enhance our efforts to support these values and the needs of an increasingly diverse student population. The University of Michigan is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Michigan Sweetland Center for Writing
The Sweetland Center for Writing, a comprehensive writing center and an independent academic unit in LSA, exists to support student writing at all levels and in all forms and modes. To accomplish this mission, Sweetland administers the College of LSA’s Directed Self-Placement process, oversees its First-Year and Upper-Level writing requirements, offers one-to-one tutoring for undergraduate and graduate students in its faculty-led Writing Workshop and undergraduate Peer Writing Center, and teaches writing courses from the 100 to the graduate level. Sweetland provides support for multilingual and international undergraduate students; it also provides resources and consultation for university faculty who are teaching multilingual students. In addition, Sweetland offers the Sweetland Minor in Writing, teaches and supports digital media and multimodal forms of writing, and runs the invitational Dissertation Writing Institute, the Sweetland Fellows Seminar for faculty and graduate students teaching upper division writing-in-the-disciplines courses, and the M-Write Seminar for faculty using writing-to-learn in large STEM courses.

The Sweetland Center for Writing also serves as a vibrant hub of research on writing. The Center has just completed a five-year longitudinal study of student writing development focused on students in the Minor in Writing Program. It has also launched the nationally recognized Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative, a digital book series with UM Press and a popular website created by and for the
computers and writing community. Another large-scale research initiative focuses on the role of writing in STEM courses. Sweetland has hosted two major writing conferences over the past six years and continues to pursue research-based interventions into Directed Self-Placement, support for transferstudents, the Upper-Level Writing Requirement (ULWR), peer tutoring, digital rhetoric, and support for
international and multilingual students.

The Sweetland Center for Writing employs around twenty faculty and five full-time professional staff. Sweetland prides itself on a culture of collaboration and mentorship in which all faculty and staff participate. Sweetland’s staff support the director and faculty in their work with U-M students, and administer the many programs and projects the Center engages each year.

The primary duties and responsibilities of the director include:
• Provide vision, leadership, and strategic direction for Sweetland to fulfill its teaching, research, and service mission.
• Plan and direct the development, implementation, and administration of all courses, services, research, and other initiatives for the Sweetland Center for Writing, with Sweetland faculty and staff. Cultivate approaches to program development and implementation in collaboration with Sweetland faculty and staff.
• Oversee all First-Year Writing Requirement (FYWR) and ULWR courses, including approving courses, training instructors, and consulting about curriculum with faculty across the disciplines.
• Develop and manage the Sweetland budget. Lead ongoing efforts to strengthen financial resources of the Center.
• Supervise Sweetland staff, oversee faculty reviews, and promote professional development of Sweetland faculty.
• Recruit additional outstanding faculty who, through their pedagogical expertise, further Sweetland’s pedagogical and outreach mission.
• Lead the Sweetland Fellows Seminar in the winter term, helping faculty from multiple disciplines build expertise in the teaching of writing.
• Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with departments, programs, and faculty in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, the College of Engineering, and other schools and colleges across campus, and promote knowledge about writing in the disciplines across campus.
• Monitor the higher education environments for opportunities for Sweetland to provide national—and international—leadership in writing studies.
• Regularly review and assess Sweetland’s programs and curriculum to measure their effectiveness.

Desired Qualifications
PhD required, in writing studies, rhetoric, or a related discipline. Candidates will possess significant innovative and collaborative program administration experience in a complex academic environment, as well as a distinguished record of research and teaching. Candidates will also demonstrate the ability to relate effectively to a wide range of people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures; a proven commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a record of advocacy for non-tenure track faculty;

knowledge of writing programs and/or writing centers, digital and multimodal composition, as well as WAC/WID; experience with budgeting, research design, and faculty mentoring.

Social Science Writing Specialist, University of Washington-Tacoma (Deadline: July 22, 2018)

The UW Tacoma writing center has an opening for a full-time social science writing specialist who will focus on supporting student writing development through one-on-one consultations, presentations, instructional resource development, and outreach to faculty.

Because about 40% of the students who use the UWT writing center come from social science disciplines (including at the graduate level), this person will have a central role on our staff and in supporting student success on campus. We invite applicants who have a master’s degree in English or a humanities or social science field and who have either experience with social science writing or a strong interest in learning about the disciplinary conventions of fields like nursing, social work, and education, to apply. This is a 12-month salaried position with full benefits. The full description and application are here until July 22: application

Applicants should be capable of building strong working relationships with faculty in the social sciences as well as with other student support divisions like the library and advising office. Applicants should also have strategies for working one-on-one with writers and designing and presenting instructional materials to groups including faculty.

This person will join a robust staff of three other full-time writing center professionals and fifteen peer writing consultants as well as four professional staff in our partner quantitative center. Our center pursues professional development through research projects, our ongoing training curriculum, and regional networks, and has strong ties to the writing studies program and to supporting writing-intensive initiatives on campus.

We have a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice, both in our writing center and across campus. You can read the UWT writing center’s statement about anti-racist work here: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/teaching-learning-center/mission-statement

Located in the south Puget Sound region, Tacoma is growing fast. You can read more about what’s happening in Tacoma here: http://www.movetotacoma.com/

In your cover letter, please address either your experience in working with social science writing or your strong interest in developing social science writing expertise and/or any writing in the disciplines experience, your experience working with students and faculty in higher education, your approach to supporting writing development, and your experience with and commitment to diversity and inclusivity, particularly in relation to linguistic diversity.

One-semester Lecturer, MIT (Deadline: August 1, 2018)

The Writing and Communication Center (WCC) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) is seeking a one-semester lecturer to replace a lecturer who is on leave.

Founded in 1982, the WCC is a teaching institution, not an editing or proofreading service. It is staffed fully by professionals who work one-on-one with anyone associated with MIT, including undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, staff, faculty members, spouses, and alums.

WCC lecturers help clients with any writing or speaking/oral presentation issue, including such issues as understanding the rhetorical situation, identifying and analyzing specific audiences, tailoring documents and speeches to those specific audiences, understanding genre conventions and expectations, creating effective organization, using persuasive argument strategies, critical thinking about messages, creating a more convincing and effective style, practicing speeches (for classroom assignments, for job talks, for conference presentations), slide design, proposals, articles for publication, application essays, CVs and resumes. Lecturers also explain grammar rules and conventions when needed (particularly for second language learners).

Orientation session arranged sometime in August with the director, Steven Strang. Teaching starts September 4, 2018 – January 31, 2019.  The position has part-time or full-time possibilities. Flexible schedule, Monday-Friday.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Master’s degree required, Ph.D. preferred, in Scientific and Technical Writing, Rhetoric, Teaching English as a Second Language, Composition, or equivalent experience in the teaching of academic writing.  Three years of college classroom teaching experience and/or of college writing center experience required.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply at http://careers.mit.edu/ …scroll to bottom right and “Search for Openings” (go to MIT homepage http://web.mit.edu/ scroll to bottom and click on “Jobs”)

Director, University of South Carolina Writing Center (Deadline: June 26, 2018)

Posting Number: FAC00080PO18

Direct Link: http://uscjobs.sc.edu/hr/postings/32585

The University of South Carolina invites applications for the Director of the Writing Center. This is a full-time, 11-month, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Instructor, beginning August 16, 2018. Salary is competitive and includes university benefits and appropriate support for professional development.

Job Purpose: The director is responsible for administering the Writing Center’s day-to-day operations and for providing effective leadership and creative development of its long-term goals and programming. The Writing Center’s staff of tutors and peer consultants conducts more than 4,000 consultations each year, offering guidance to both undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines and at all stages of the writing process.  As one of the university’s most utilized academic resources, the Writing Center requires active day-to-day management in addition to ongoing pedagogical training and mentoring of tutors to ensure the quality and consistency of the services it provides. The Director works closely with the Department of English and other campus partners to develop the center’s programs in alignment with student and faculty needs and to promote a supportive culture of writing on campus.

Minimum qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or a related field; a minimum of two years’ experience working in a Writing Center; two years’ experience teaching first-year composition or related courses; excellent organizational, supervisory, interpersonal, and communication skills; the ability to work professionally and effectively with students, faculty, and staff; and the ability to contribute creatively to program planning and development.

Preferred qualifications: Two years’ prior experience in writing program or writing center administration; knowledge of current trends and best practices in writing center pedagogy; experience designing and conducting tutor training; potential for active professional participation in the field of Writing Center studies.

Candidates must complete an application and upload a CV, letter of interest, one-page teaching philosophy, a full set of teaching evaluations, and a list of three references with contact information by visiting this link: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

English Language Learning Coordinator, Writing Center, Oregon State University (Deadline: July 14, 2018)

Position Announcement URL: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/61405

Position Summary

The Writing Center is seeking an English Language Learning Coordinator (ELLC). This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.

The Oregon State University (OSU) Writing Center staff is collectively engaged in and enthusiastic about supporting student writers from across campus, a rich proportion of which includes the university’s international and English Second Language (ESL) students. The OSU Writing Center is one of the busiest writing centers in the region. Approximately 50% of our sessions are with English Language Learners. The Writing Center English Language Learning Coordinator (ELLC) is charged with ensuring that the Writing Center’s three programs—the OSU Undergrad Research & Writing Studio, the Graduate Writing Center, and the Online Writing Suite—provide English Language Learners with writing support aligned with Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and writing center best practices. As such, central responsibilities include professional development and supervision of undergraduate, graduate, and professional writing tutors, conducting one-on-one writing center conferences with graduate and undergraduate English Language Learner (ELL) students, and supporting campus faculty who have ELL students in their classes.

The successful candidate will be committed to ongoing professional development and will make contributions to the Center’s pedagogy that arise from the candidate’s own areas of interest and specialization.

Position Duties

  • 35% Conduct regular, scheduled one-on-one writing center conferences with graduate and undergraduate ELL students.
  • 35% Provide leadership and training to writing tutors. Supervise writing tutors. Assign and review work.
  • 10% Conduct ongoing workshops for ELL students.
  • 5% Consult with OSU faculty on ELL issues in the courses they teach.
  • 5% Represent the Writing Center to the broader campus community, including making presentations about the Writing Center to classes and other interested groups.
  • 5% Assist in the formulation and implementation of the Writing Center diversity plan.
  • 5% Assist in the formulation and implementation of the Writing Center assessment plan.

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Academic Tutor-Writing & Study Skills Center @ UC Blue Ash

The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College invites applications for an academic tutor of writing at 80% FTE in the Writing and Study Skills Center within the English & Communication Department. The Writing and Study Skills Center offers UCBA students support with writing, reading, study skills, and student success strategies. The tutor will help foster an environment of continuous improvement and excellence in undergraduate learning and teaching with a diverse population in an open access college.

Reporting to the WSSC Program Manager, the academic tutor supports student learning of writing in coursework of any discipline from a holistic, student-success oriented perspective. The tutor provides student support and instruction through individualized one-on-one or small group sessions delivered in person or online to improve academic performance and performs related duties based on departmental need.

Employee will work 1664 hours per year. Regular schedule will be 32-38 hours per week during fall and spring semesters and at least 28 hours per week during summer semester. Regular schedule may require evening hours and occasional weekend work at conferences, orientations, open houses, etc.

UC Blue Ash College is the largest regional college in Ohio, located in Blue Ash, Ohio, with an enrollment of approximately 5100 students.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in English or related field with at least one (1) year of teaching or tutoring experience.

Ideal Qualifications: Master’s degree in English or related field. Experience with online tutoring and/or with digital learning platforms. Experience teaching or tutoring one or more of the following areas: English as a Second Language, reading, study skills, and/or student success strategies. Proficient computer skills. Willingness to be trained to tutor in relevant areas of support beyond writing.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply for the Academic Tutor-Writing and Study Skills Center position, please apply online at http://bit.ly/2jIELmB. Applicants must upload the following to their application: 1). a cover letter that describes how you are uniquely qualified for this position, 2). a resume, 3). a list of at least three professional references, including contact information.

This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

Director of the Writing and Public Speaking Center, University of Montana (1942-254) (Deadline: May 13, 2018)

The University of Montana invites applications for the position of Director of the Writing and Public Speaking Center (WPSC). The Director promotes and enhances the services provided by the WPSC by providing leadership, training, and evaluation for professional tutors and Associate Directors; supporting faculty needs to ensure undergraduate and graduate student success; and contributing to the growth of a vibrant campus-wide writing culture.

The Director has experience working in Writing Centers; strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; and the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members. This position reports to the Director of The Office for Student Success.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of innovation and creativity, impact, openness, and partnership.

Position Details
Position is 0.92 FTE, MUS Contract and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Position Responsibilities:
Oversees the daily operations and programs of the WPSC
Responsible for all WPSC programs and services
Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates professional writing tutor(s)
Hires, trains, supervises, evaluates, and provides professional development for Associate Directors and Coordinator
Designs and delivers professional development opportunities for tutors and faculty
Provides ongoing vision for improving the effectiveness of programs and resources
Develops and implements WPSC plans, programming, and services that meet the needs of students and faculty
Coordinates WPSC programming with Associate Directors and Coordinator
Oversees the development, allocation, and management of the WPSC budget, including payroll submission
Develops and oversees procedures and protocols for receiving students, including coordinating online and tutor schedules
Develops and implements assessments to measure WPSC use, effectiveness, and quality with the goal of supporting student success
Reports assessments to various stakeholders
Works cooperatively and collaboratively with various constituencies across campus
Establishes and maintains programmatic collaborations with relevant units
Reports to the Executive Director of OSS and is a member of the Office for Student Success Management Team
Participates in tutoring activities including one-to- one and small group tutoring

Required Skills
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with a variety of campus groups including students, faculty, staff, and co-workers, both verbally and in writing
Demonstrated initiative in developing relationships with faculty and administrators
Expertise in discipline-specific writing and ability to develop resources tailored to discipline-specific needs
Excellent organizational and supervisory skills
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain working relationships with a diverse population of traditional, non-traditional, and transfer students, faculty, staff, and administers across the campus community
Demonstrated ability to collect, analyze, assess, and report on data

Required Experience
Minimally a master’s degree
Experience working in Writing Centers, preferably in Centers with service to undergraduate and graduate students
Demonstrated leadership of a unit that includes supervision of staff, management of fiscal resources, and implementation of programs

About UM and the Writing and Public Speaking Center
The University of Montana is a unit of the Montana University System with more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 500+ full-time faculty members. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 70,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur. Missoula made the “2018 Top 100 Best Places to Live” by Livability.

The Writing and Public Speaking Center supports undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff as they become more versatile, deliberate, and effective communicators. We provide an interdisciplinary, collaborative learning environment for all members of our community to grow as they work on a wide variety of academic, professional, and creative communication tasks. The WPSC employs professional tutors from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. During the 2016-2017 academic year, our
center conducted over 5,000 tutoring sessions, 154 in-class workshops, and 74 professional development sessions for faculty and staff.

How to Apply
Priority Application Date: May 13, 2018
For a listing of required application materials, more information, and to apply, please visit http://bit.ly/1942um.
Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, ability and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

AA/EEO/.ADA/Veterans Preference Employer

Writing Center Assistant Director – University of Houston

The University of Houston Writing Center is seeking applicants for an Assistant Director position focused on preparing writing consultants to work with the variety of students, programs, and departments that the center supports. The Assistant Director of Pedagogy and Training will lead a comprehensive consultant training program, oversee developmental writing classes, and develop pedagogical support
for writing center partnerships. The position provides opportunities for the development of innovative writing support models and research in the teaching of writing across disciplines.

The University of Houston Writing Center is a staff department of Undergraduate Student Success that provides leadership in the teaching of writing across campus. In addition to offering individual consultations to undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines, the UH Writing Center hosts workshops and events, provides TA training, aids departments in conducting writing assessments,
oversees the teaching of developmental writing classes, and partners with Writing in the Disciplines classes through a variety of support models.

The Assistant Director of Pedagogy and Training will provide leadership and develop curriculum for a comprehensive training program for 20-25 writing consultants. Additionally, the position will oversee the developmental writing program, providing training and support for instructors and paired sections of consultant-led writing groups. The position will also work with other staff members to assure that
consultants are familiar with the expectations of various disciplinary genres in preparation for work with Writing in the Disciplines partnerships. The position includes opportunities to teach, although teaching is not a requirement. Funding is available for conference travel and professional development.

The position would be ideal for an advanced graduate student or recent PhD with teaching, writing center, and/or program administration experience.

Required Qualifications
Master’s degree in rhetoric and composition, English, or a related field
3 years of experience in teaching, writing centers, and/or writing program administration

  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition, English, or a related field
  • A strong record of teaching college composition or other writing courses
  • Familiarity with writing center scholarship, professional conferences and organizations
  • Experience mentoring students and/or writing consultants

Experience providing individual writing support and administering such programs

This is a full-time, 12-month staff position with a monthly salary of $3,881-$5,047.

To apply, visit jobs.uh.edu.

Assistant Director, Center for Excellence in Writing, Florida International University (Faculty Administrator Position) (Review beings May 1, 2018)

Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a terminal degree (MFA or Ph.D.) in Rhetoric and Composition, English or closely related field. Experience training consultants in a Writing Center is also required, as well as experience with and knowledge of the needs of second language learners and graduate student writers. The position requires knowledge of and experience with writing center practice and theory; online tutorial practices; teaching experience in writing courses; and ability to work closely with a range of campus constituencies. Assistant director must be free to move between campus locations.

Responsibilities: The Writing Center assistant director will be a full-time employee with some teaching duties on a twelve-month contract. Working closely with the Director of the Center for Excellence in Writing (CEW), the Writing Center assistant director will provide leadership in all aspects of developing and administering a growing Writing Center. The person in this position will assist in establishing CEW policies and procedures; will recruit, train and supervise all Writing Center staff; will develop Writing Center services for the branch campuses; and will develop and provide services to support students at all levels and faculty involved in Writing Across the Curriculum efforts. The Coordinator will assist the director with purchasing, budgeting, payroll, grant writing, and public relations.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Successful candidate must have a knowledge of writing center theory and practice as well as tutor training pedagogy; ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with students, colleagues and supervisors; ability to communicate clearly, effectively and professionally through oral and written communications; commitment to the university’s mission; innovative and effective teaching; sustained and significant professional development; and service to the university. Must be computer literate and able to navigate in a Windows environment.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 514924 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by May 1st. Review will continue until position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Writing Center Assistant Director – Temple University (Deadline April 30, 2018)

The Temple Writing Center is currently accepting applications for new Assistant Director. This is a terrific position for someone who is ABD in a doctoral program, and who may be interested in pursuing a career as a writing center director or writing program administrator. The AD plays a significant role in administering the writing center and the writing-intensive course program, so the position will provide a great opportunity to build knowledge/experience/credentials in both areas. The AD will have opportunities to explore/stretch/experiment with new programs and new ideas in writing centers. Our center provides resources and support for the AD to pursue research, to attend conferences, and to participate in professional development activities

The Assistant Director develops and manages a suite of writing-related services including face-to-face and online tutoring, read-ahead tutoring, and tutoring in Spanish. This person takes primary responsibility for recruiting, hiring, developing and evaluating a group of approximately 20 graduate and 25 undergraduate students who work in these programs. The incumbent also oversees daily operations for these programs, making work schedules, establishing policies and procedures, designing instructional materials, and so forth. The AD/Writing Services also develops and manages a program of in-class workshops addressing topics related to writing and to general academic skills.

The AD/Writing Services serves as a member of the Writing-Intensive Course Committee, and in that capacity reviews proposals for w-courses submitted by faculty and departments. The AD also supports faculty who teach in the w-course program, providing workshops and individual consultations related to teaching writing. The AD serves as a resource for university-wide-projects where expertise in writing, writing development, writing instruction are required. In this capacity, the incumbent serves on committees and project teams outside of the SSC and contributes to efforts to improve writing practices and pedagogies at the university.

This is a fulltime administrative position with a salary in the mid-50s (and a terrific package of benefits.)

Required Education & Experience:
Master’s degree in Composition/Rhetoric, English, Education or a related field with 2 years related experience; at least one year of experience working in a writing center; at least one year of experience teaching at the college level. An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:
* Demonstrated ability to develop or coordinate academic programs
* Familiarity with current research related to writing, writing instruction, and writing development.
* Ability to supervise graduate and undergraduate student workers
* Demonstrated excellence in academic writing and oral communication.
* Demonstrated interpersonal and client service skills, along with the ability to interact with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff.

* PhD or current candidacy with significant work towards degree.
* Experience working in writing program administration (in a writing center, in a first-year composition program, in a WAC/WID program)
* Experience with faculty/teacher development
* Experience with event planning, social networking and/or marketing

Go to careers.temple.edu. Select “Staff” as the type of position you are applying for, and then select either “Internal” or “External.”
Enter the following job number in the box at the top of the page: 18000829

To apply, applicants must submit an application through the HR portal, as described below. As part of this, they will be asked to attach three documents: a cover letter, a CV, and a sample of recent academic writing. After the online form is completed, we invite applicants to email those same documents directly to our hiring committee, in care of Michael O’Connell.

Our hiring committee will be accepting applications through the end of April, and we hope to have our new colleague join us in the Summer.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu. Temple University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: http://www.temple.edu/safety/asfr/ . You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

Director of College Writing – Flagler College (Deadline: April 9, 2018)

Flagler College invites applications for a Director of College Writing position.  Flagler has strong existing courses in First Year Composition focused on academic writing (evidence-based argument), and an established peer and Instructor writing tutoring program, run through its Learning Resource Center.  We are looking for someone to unify the culture of writing at the college through oversight of these existing dimensions of college writing, but also to continue to grow that culture by developing and promoting best practices for academic writing across the college (a Unified Writing Curriculum).

Responsibilities include:

– Working to develop a unified writing curriculum at the college by providing leadership on issues pertaining to writing in all disciplines; and working with departments, colleges, and programs to implement best practices for teaching and assessing writing in all majors and programs.  This includes facilitating assessment of writing, as well as pedagogical support and training for college-wide faculty in best practices for teaching and assessing writing across the disciplines and the First Year Seminar on Liberal Education and Citizenship.

– Oversight of writing tutoring and training for writing tutoring in the college’s Learning Resource Center, with support from other faculty and work study students; this work will be done in coordination with the Director of the Learning Resource Center under which the Writing Center is housed.

– In coordination with the English Department (where the Composition courses are housed), management of the college’s first year writing curriculum and courses, focused on academic writing; including potential curriculum review and development, and oversight of writing placement for incoming students;

– In addition to the administrative duties above, the Director will also teach 3 courses per year (typically 1 in the Fall, 2 in the Spring) in First Year Composition and/or Peer Tutor Training.  In this capacity, the Director has a courtesy faculty appointment.

This is a full-time, 12-month position, though there is considerable flexibility for working remotely during the summer; and/or for the pursuit of an appropriate research agenda, if desired. Regular hours are expected during the academic school year.

Desired Qualifications

  • PhD. in Rhetoric and Composition, or related field with appropriate experience. ABD will also be considered.
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience in college writing as well as successful leadership within a writing program.
  • Experience in writing program administration.
  • Experience working in and/or administering a writing center.
  • Experience integrating writing into cross-disciplinary courses and helping departments and programs develop best practices for teaching and assessing writing.

Complete applications will include a letter of application (cover letter), CV, copies of unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, statement about the philosophy that informs your approach to writing and contact information for three references (include name, email address and telephone number).  These references should be able to speak to your qualifications as administrators and teachers of academic writing.  THESE REFERENCES WILL ONLY BE CONTACTED IF YOU PROGRESS TO “TELEPHONE INTERVIEW” OR “SEMI-FINALIST” STATUS.

The search committee will begin review of applications on a rolling basis on Monday, April 9th.   Given the short timeline candidates may submit some materials after the deadline and still be considered.  Initial interviews will be conducted by phone, with campus visit interviews targeted for late April.

TO APPLY ONLINE:  http://flagler.peopleadmin.com/postings/1486

Assistant Director of the Writing Center/ Towson University – (1800004E) (Deadline: April 18, 2018)

Overview: Towson University is accepting applications for an Assistant Director of the Writing Center. This position is a twelve-month staff position, which reports to the Writing Center Director. The Writing Center is housed in its own suite in the new Liberal Arts Building and regularly provides over 15,000 tutoring sessions per year. The successful candidate will work with the director to manage the day-to-day operations of the main Writing Center, its satellite location, and its Virtual Writing Center.

Towson University (www.towson.edu), founded in 1866, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. Towson University enrolls nearly 20,000 undergraduates and almost 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, and science & mathematics). Towson’s campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Responsibilities: Recruiting, hiring, scheduling, and training undergraduate and graduate writing tutors; managing the Center’s website and its Virtual Writing Center; coordinating the Center’s Writing Fellows Program; conducting writing center outreach and marketing to the campus community; assisting with student tutoring as needed; and collaborating with faculty and staff from other units regarding initiatives that support student writing.


  • Master’s degree in rhetoric and composition or in a related field.
  • A minimum of one year of experience working in a writing center as either a tutor or an administrator.
  • A demonstrated commitment and ability to work well with a diverse group of students and faculty.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition or in a related field.
  • Experience with writing program administration, including supervising student employees and assessing writing center services.
  • A strong track record of teaching college composition or other writing intensive courses.
  • Experience teaching multimodal forms of communication (video production, blogging, visual presentations, screencasts, etc.).
  • Training and/or experience working with ESOL students.
  • Professional development and/or previous participation in writing center scholarship, conferences, and organizations.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate, and the results may affect employment.

Salary and Benefits $55,000 and full university benefits that include excellent health, life insurance, and retirement plans; tuition remission; and 22 days of annual leave, 14 holidays, personal and sick days.

Applications need to be received by April 18th, 2018. The job posting and application information can be found at  https://towson.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl

Questions can be directed to Wayne Robertson at wrobertson@towson.edu or at 410.704.5379.

Director of the Writing Center

Le Moyne College invites applications for the Director of the Writing Center. This is a 12-month administrative position reporting to the Dean of Assessment and Planning and serving at the pleasure of the Provost. Responsible for all operations of the Writing Center, the Director should be a dynamic individual who possesses prior experience as a writing tutor and/or instructor, strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members. At a minimum, the Director must possess a Master’s degree in English or an appropriate field.

The qualified candidate will possess an understanding of a liberal arts education in the Jesuit tradition, as well as the ability to work with a growing population of graduate students in such areas as business administration, information systems, arts administration, occupational therapy, nursing, and physician assistant studies. The Director will promote and enhance the services provided by the Writing Center, supervise peer tutors, support faculty needs to ensure student success, and contribute to the growth of a vibrant campus-wide writing culture.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the daily operations of the Writing Center (WC)
  • Develop and implement WC programming and services, including workshops and programs that meet the needs of students and faculty
  • Promote and publicize services provided by the WC to students and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, Madden School of Business, and Purcell School of Professional Studies
  • Teach up to two courses per academic year or provide equivalent hours in 1:1 writing tutoring
  • Hire, schedule, and supervise peer writing tutors, working in collaboration with the Director of the First-Year Writing Program and the Student Success Center
  • Hire, train, and supervise professional writing tutor(s)
  • Work with Director of the First-Year Writing Program to provide support for WRT 100 and 101, including developing online modules and holding clinics that reinforce key writing competencies
  • Work with faculty in Core Writing Instructional courses (e.g., ENG 210, PHL 110) to provide support for writing in the Core, including developing online modules and holding clinics that reinforce key writing competencies
  • Develop and implement services that support business and professional writing practices for students and faculty in the Madden School and the Purcell School
  • Develop and implement services for multilingual student writers
  • Develop and implement assessment methods to measure WC use, effectiveness, and quality
  • Coordinate with relevant personnel (e.g., Director of Creative Writing) to host relevant events (such as readings, craft talks, etc.) in the combined Quantitative Reasoning Center / Writing Center
  • Ensure that technology and equipment used by the WC is current and maintained
  • Perform other tasks related to the mission of the WC as assigned by the Provost and/or Dean of Assessment and Planning

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Writing Studies, English, or another relevant field
  • Experience providing 1:1 writing tutoring
  • Experience teaching writing at the college level
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • D. in Writing Studies, Writing Center Studies, English, or another relevant field
  • A background in writing pedagogy
  • Experience using technology in the delivery of writing support services and pedagogical development
  • Experience overseeing and mentoring student employees / peer tutors
  • Experience working with multilingual student writers, graduate students, and part-time and adult students
  • Experience assessing effectiveness of academic support services and student learning

Director of the Writing Centre, New College, University of Toronto (Deadline: March 1, 2018)

New College in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for one full-time teaching-stream position in the area of writing and language instruction at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream starting July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will also be appointed as Director of the Writing Centre.

The Writing Centre at New College provides one-on-one writing and language instruction for undergraduate students enrolled at New College. The Writing Centre also collaborates with interdisciplinary programs housed at New College to provide both writing instruction integrated within courses and one-on-one instruction for program students.

Read the full announcement and apply here.

Assistant Director of the Writing Center, University of Kansas (Review begins February 6, 2018)

The Assistant Director has primary responsibility for the coordination and implementation of writing consulting services, supervising and mentoring student writing consultants, and managing student employee payroll. The Assistant Director reports to the Associate Director of the KU Writing Center.

50% – Manages writing consulting services, including the recruitment, hiring, training, mentoring, and continuing professional development of 30-40 undergraduate and graduate student writing consultants during fall, spring, and summer sessions. Coordinates Writing Center schedule and appointment system, including maintaining and troubleshooting WCOnline. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.

20% – Administer and expand the Writing Fellows program.

10% – Assists the Associate Director and Graduate Writing Specialist in developing and performing outreach activities, including class visits, workshops, the Thesis/Dissertation Accelerator, information fairs, and consultations with students and faculty.

10% – Engages in ongoing assessment of student needs, including the development and implementation of Writing Center programs to meet identified needs, and the assessment of program outcomes with a view towards continual improvement.

5% – Offers writing consultations to undergraduate and graduate students as needed.

5% – Serves on committees within Undergraduate Studies and other units, when such service supports the mission of the Writing Center.

Required Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in English, Rhetoric, TESOL, or related discipline.
  2. A minimum of two years’ experience in a student writing center setting in higher education.
  3. Excellent written communication skills as demonstrated by application materials.
  4. Attention to detail and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks as demonstrated through materials and work history.
  5. Demonstrated interpersonal skills in working with diverse students, faculty, and staff.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. PhD in English, Rhetoric, TESOL, or related discipline.
  2. Experience teaching writing, composition, TESOL, or other relevant courses.
  3. Familiarity with writing center scholarship and professional conferences.
  4. Administrative experience in personnel supervision, including the training and evaluation of undergraduate and graduate students.
  5. Excellent oral communication skills.
  6. Experience working with WCOnline or other appointment scheduling programs.

To see the complete position description and apply: http://employment.ku.edu/staff/10732BR

Chair and Professor or Associate Professor, Department of Writing and Linguistics (Deadline: February 5, 2018)

College of Arts and Humanities
Search #67475

The Department of Writing and Linguistics in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair and Professor or Associate Professor of Writing and Linguistics.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at http://consolidation.georgiasouthern.edu/.  The administrative office of the Department is on the Statesboro campus; however, departmental programs and faculty are located across the three campuses.

Within this setting, the Department of Writing and Linguistics offers a B.A. degree in Writing with coursework in four areas: Creative Writing, Professional and Technical Writing, Writing Studies, and Linguistics. In addition to the major, the Department also offers minors in writing, linguistics, and professional and technical writing, and an online graduate certificate in TESOL/Applied Linguistics. The Department is an active participant in the online Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program housed in the College of Arts and Humanities and the interdisciplinary MA and online graduate certificate in Professional Communication and Leadership. The Department also is responsible for defining and teaching the required First-Year Writing courses – a two-semester sequence that provides in-depth instruction in composition to all first-year students at Georgia Southern.

Position Description. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, the Chair holds administrative, teaching, research/creative activity, and leadership responsibilities. The Chair is expected to provide leadership and support for the first-year writing program, the major, and departmental initiatives.  A successful candidate will demonstrate that he/she will embrace and advance the cross-disciplinary nature of the Department and its interactions with other University departments and programs.  The position is a 12-month, tenured or tenure-track appointment; the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. or MFA in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Linguistics, or Creative Writing, or a terminal degree in a closely related field.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence in first-year composition and/or in one of the four departmental concentrations.
  • Administrative experience as demonstrated by a major role directing or chairing a department, program, or center, especially experience administrating a writing program.
  • Experience with assessment processes.
  • Evidence of a collaborative leadership style.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
  • A minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the associate professor level is required for the rank of professor along with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues.
  • A minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the assistant professor level is required for the rank of associate professor along with a strong record of research and service with substantial publications and presentations in professional venues.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in program development and resource and personnel management.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student and faculty diversity and multiculturalism.
  • Experience in grant writing and fund-raising.
  • Qualification for tenured appointment at the rank of Professor.

Screening of applications begins February 5, 2018, and continues until the position is filled.  The preferred position starting date is July 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least five professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Brenda Blackwell, Search Chair, Search #67475
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: bblackwell@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-478-8007

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://class.georgiasouthern.edu. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

Director of the University Writing Center, Middle Tennessee State University (Deadline: February 5, 2018)

Middle Tennessee State University invites applications for the Director of the University Writing Center (UWC). The Director will hold a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of English, rank is open. Tenure upon appointment considered. Start date for the position is August 1, 2018.

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, the Director (supported by two Associate Directors) is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the UWC; hiring, supervising, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate student writing consultants; coordinating the assessment of the UWC’s effectiveness; providing ongoing vision for the UWC; collaborating with Writing Studies faculty on writing across the curriculum (WAC) initiatives; and representing the UWC on departmental and university committees. Typically, the Director will teach two courses per semester and will receive a stipend for administrative duties during the summer terms. The candidate should also be able to supervise staff and work cooperatively and collaboratively with various constituencies across campus.

PhD in English, Rhetoric & Composition, or closely related field and a minimum two years of experience in writing center administration is required. Candidates with training in writing center theory and administration; a record of teaching excellence in college-level writing courses; and a record of Writing Studies scholarship with applicability to writing center context will receive special consideration.

For additional position information and to apply visit http://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu (position #123170). MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Director of Writing Center, UT Knoxville (Deadline: Jan. 31, 2018)

In partnership with the Director, the Assistant Director of the Writing Center coordinates the Center’s new undergraduate tutoring program, recruiting, hiring, scheduling, training, and evaluating undergraduate tutors and developing and teaching a peer tutoring course and training program. Assesses and reports on the effectiveness of the peer tutoring program. The Assistant Director also helps with the management of day-to-day Writing Center operations, responds to student needs, and offers writing consultations and workshops when needed.

For full consideration, send cover letter and CV/resumé by January 31, 2018. Position will remain open until filled.

Apply online using this link: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=17000001S6&tz=GMT-05%3A00

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Rhetoric/Composition, Writing Studies, or related field.
• 3 years college-level writing center experience.
• Experience with college-level peer tutoring program.
• Experience with writing program administration and supervision of tutors.
• Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at the college level.
• Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills.
• Strong analytical, written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills and strong presentation skills.
• Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of students, faculty, and administrators.

Composition Specialist (Deadline: Jan. 14, 2018 @ 9:00 PM)

Lane Community College, Eugene OR Posting # 170175 Apply Online: https://jobs.lanecc.edu/postings/8724 Lane Community College and the Writing Coordination Team are looking for a passionate, engaged, collegial colleague who embraces collaboration, who demonstrates exceptional teaching skills, who challenges students through innovative and diverse courses, and whose enthusiasm for teaching writing inspires all students to achieve Lane’s vision of “transforming lives through learning.” The successful candidate for this position will have a broad and compelling interest in all aspects of writing that motivates the candidate’s practices in the classroom and in the coordination tasks associated with the position. Lane Community College is creating a writing program that seeks to provide equitable access to writing courses and robust support for students from all backgrounds and skill levels from placement to diploma through collaboration, consistency, innovation, and transparency. As part of the writing program coordination, the candidate will work with a team of writing faculty to support and assist full- and part-time faculty with course content and assignments, curriculum development and outcomes assessment, diversity and inclusion initiatives, textbook selection, oversight of waiver exams, placement, and student relations. Required Education: Master’s degree in Composition, Writing Studies, Literacy Studies, Technical or Professional Communication, Technical or Professional Writing, or English and four (4) graduate courses in Composition (16) quarter credits or 12 semester credits). Required Experience:

  • One (1) year full-time or equivalent part-time college composition/writing teaching experience within the past 5 years. and
  • One (1) year experience with writing program coordination/administration and
  • One (1) year of cumulative college composition/writing teaching experience for a total of at least 36 quarter credits or 24 semester credits.

Starting Salary Range:  Starting Salary Range: $50,665-$68,016 annually Apply Online with Resume/Curriculum Vitae: https://jobs.lanecc.edu or https://jobs.lanecc.edu/postings/8724 Other Questions?  Contact Human Resources; LynnMarie Chowdhury, chowdhuryl@lanecc.edu, 541-463-5111. Lane is an AA/EEO/Veteran/Disabilities Employer, Safety of Employees and Students is our top priority.

Assistant Teaching Professor of English Composition, FT1 in English Composition (Open Until Filled)

Job Number: 75802 Work Unit: Penn State Abington Department: Composition/English Located just north of Philadelphia, PA, Penn State’s Abington College is seeking to hire full-time teaching faculty for its Writing Program to begin work in August 2018. 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 eighteen 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 and writing studies courses and upper-level courses in science writing, technical writing, business writing, and writing for the web. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. or who are ABD with an 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 journalism, professional writing, 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. Through the official Penn State jobs site located at https://psu.jobs/, please find Job Number 75802 at Penn State Abington and upload a current curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and list of three references. Review of applications begins on 15 December 2017, and will continue until all positions are filled.

FT Lecturer in Rhetoric and Writing, Rochester Institute of Technology (Deadline: Jan 1, 2018)

The University Writing Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a full-time lecturer position in Rhetoric and Writing (Composition) to begin late August 2018. This is a yearly renewable position, with a 4/4 teaching load, service in the University Writing Program, and a faculty appointment in the Department of English, College of Liberal Arts. Competitive salary with full-time benefits. We are interested in applications from candidates who, in addition to teaching 1st year composition, have experience working with undergraduate and/or graduate students in writing centers or writing labs. If hired, there is the potential for the candidate to be the next Writing Commons Coordinator, with a 2/2 teaching load and administrative responsibilities. Qualifications & Education Required Minimum Qualifications 

  • MA in Rhetoric and Writing (Composition), or disciplines closely related to Rhetoric and Writing. Ph.D. preferred.
  • 2 or more years of experience teaching post-secondary composition/first-year writing as the instructor of record
  • Active professional development in Rhetoric and Writing

Required Minimum Education Level: MS, MA To be considered for the position, submit a complete packet of materials to the RIT Career Zone that includes all of the following:

  • Cover letter addressing your listed qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • One (1) page statement of your teaching philosophy
  • Copy of a First Year Writing Syllabus used in your recent teaching
  • One (1) page personal diversity statement describing your approach to cultural diversity, pluralism and individual difference in higher education contexts
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
  • Three references regarding your teaching ability and pedagogy, and their contact information

Materials are due to the committee by 1/1/2018. Review will begin immediately after the deadline. Incomplete packets will not be considered for review. Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty, search openings, then Keyword Search: 3488BR. Questions, contact search chair Amy Jamieson: awjuwp@rit.edu.

Professional Writing Consultant, Baruch College Writing Center

Union classification: Non-Teaching Adjunct Start date: Mid-to-late January Hourly wage: $42.95 Workload limits: 8-15 hours/week, 15 weeks/semester Reappointment: Dependent on budget, availability, and experience Benefits: Health insurance available in 3rd consecutive semester of 15 hour/week appointments The Baruch College Writing Center anticipates openings for 2-3 professional writing consultants to join our engaged staff of writers and teachers for the Spring 2018 semester. The priority deadline is December 4, with the hopes of scheduling interviews before the winter break. We understand that this only leaves a few weeks, though, and we’ll continue to review all applications until the positions are filled. Our consultants support Baruch’s linguistically diverse undergraduate and graduate students as they work to become more independent, confident, and versatile writers. They work one-to-one (in person, via online online chat, and in written feedback) with student writers, co-author session records at the end of each consultation, conduct small-group and in-class workshops, engage actively in professional development, and take on special projects where assigned. About 70% of our students report a language other than English as their “first or home language”— more than 130 languages are spoken at Baruch—and we see the Writing Center as an ideal space to facilitate language acquisition through one-to-one support. Our consultants support students in all three schools: The Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the Zicklin School of Business. Nearly 80% of our students are enrolled (or intend to be) in the business school, and our consultants also help writers develop the skills essential to business correspondence and professional writing. Our center continues to grow and develop; most recently, for example, we’ve collaboratively researched topics like 1. Reconsidering Writing Center strategies in light of scholarship from Applied Linguistics and TESOL, 2. Helping students transfer learning to new contexts and disciplines, and 3. Applying best practices in written feedback. We’ve been working to expand our workshop, peer review, and other small group programming, and we’ve re-launched our online journal of student writing. We also continue to engage in staff development programs launched in prior years, including consultant writing groups, practitioner inquiry groups—where consultants engage with scholarship to collaboratively investigate questions about their students’ learning—and other opportunities for growth. 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. We are eager to receive qualified applications from wide variety of academic backgrounds. Our current and recent staff members hold PhDs, MFAs, and/or MAs in fields including English, French, History, Anthropology, Creative Writing, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Library Science, and Performance Studies.
  • experience supporting writers from diverse linguistic, cultural, and educational backgrounds;
  • classroom teaching, writing center, and/or tutoring experience
  • 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;
  • demonstrated ability to revise and adapt pedagogical strategies in response to new contexts, information, or purposes.

Welcome Qualifications

  • experience and training in formal first-year composition, WID, and/or WAC programs;
  • some familiarity with the scholarship of writing centers, rhetoric and composition, second language writing, translingualism, foreign language teaching, and/or educational diversity;
  • experience producing and/or teaching professional communication;
  • proficiency in multiple languages.

It is a goal of our Center to develop and support a diverse consulting staff in order to serve a diverse student body. To apply, write “Consultant Application” in the subject line and attach the following:  

  •  a C.V
  •  a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in the position and approaches to working with student writers
  • your availability for the spring semester, and
  • the contact information for three references.

Email your application to: Diana Hamilton Director diana.hamilton@baruch.cuny.edu Deepti Dhir Associate Director & Multilingual Writing Specialist deepti.dhir@baruch.cuny.edu Note that cover letters are read carefully for evidence of reflection, engagement, and expertise. No phone calls, please.

Writing Instructor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nazarbayev University

The School of Humanities & Social Sciences (SHSS) at Nazarbayev University invites applications for Instructors in the Writing Center. The SHSS Writing Center has been supporting the School of Humanities and Social Sciences since 2012, and is in the process of expanding to serve the wider university community. We are currently a collaborative, productive faculty of 8 who would like to welcome 22 new colleagues to join us in August, 2018. We are looking for candidates who want to work with motivated students and contribute to our developing program. Successful candidates will be expected to teach first year composition and/or public speaking courses, as well as discipline or division specific writing courses at intermediate and advanced levels. Instructors will also serve as tutors in the Writing Center, and may teach Communication courses or be involved in developing courses and workshops to support other undergraduate schools, graduate programs, and faculty across the university. Essential Qualifications

  • A Masters degree in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Science Writing, Professional/Technical Writing, Communication, or related fields
  • 3+ years of experience teaching writing and/or rhetoric at a tertiary level
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • An appreciation for flexibility in a developing context
  • An interest in continuing professional development

Preference will be given to applicants with experience working in international settings and expertise in teaching writing for STEM disciplines or teaching Communication courses. This is a three-year appointment with the possibility of renewal. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference including at least one from someone who can address the candidate’s teaching abilities. Enquiries and applications should be directed to hr.shss@nu.edu.kz. Please send all materials as attachments. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. For questions about the openings, please contact the Director of the Program, Karie Pieczynski, at karie.pieczynski@nu.edu.kz. We are hiring candidates to begin in August 2018. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled, but applications received by November 30 will receive fullest consideration for the next round of interviews in January. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional university, partnering with some of the most internationally recognized names in Higher Education. The strategic partner of the SHSS is the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Admission to NU is highly competitive, and the student body is selected from the top high schools throughout the country and region. Most students participate in a foundation year program, and thus enter the School of Humanities and Social Sciences with extensive English language training and academic preparation. SHSS programs emphasize student-oriented learning, with small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio of about 12:1. All classes are taught in English. Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including: competitive compensation; housing based on family size and rank; relocation allowance; air tickets to home country, twice per year; no-cost medical insurance, with global coverage; educational allowance for children.

Director, Sweetland Center for Writing, University of Michigan (Deadline: Dec. 6, 2017)

The University of Michigan is searching for a new faculty director of the Sweetland Center for Writing. The new director should be an outstanding scholar and teacher who qualifies for a tenured faculty appointment in a relevant department at the rank of associate or full professor. Candidates should possess a distinguished record of research excellence and teaching in writing studies, rhetoric, digital and multimodal composition, or a related field, as well as a record of successful administrative experience. The directorship is a five-year renewable appointment; like other chairs and directors in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA), the Sweetland director has reduced teaching in the home academic department(s) during the period of the appointment. Download the full announcement here.

Associate Director, University Writing Center, University of Notre Dame (Deadline: Nov. 1, 2017)

University of Notre Dame University Writing Program, 205 Coleman-Morse, Notre Dame, IN 46556 http://uwp.nd.edu/ Associate Director, University Writing Center University of Notre Dame The University Writing Program of the University of Notre Dame invites applications for the position of Associate Director of the University Writing Center. This is a full-time, renewable, non-tenure track faculty position in a dynamic writing program serving undergraduate students. The person hired will teach first-year writing and help administer the day-to-day operations of the Writing Center under the supervision of the Director. Duties include assisting in the training, supervision, and mentorship of all undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral Writing Center tutors, as well as the coordination of student instruction through the Center’s programs. In addition, the Associate Director will assist the Director in facilitating communication about writing instruction among programs and departments on campus as part of Notre Dame’s new Writing Across the Curriculum initiative. We seek applicants with strong teaching records and a commitment to writing center instruction. Requirements: A PhD or ABD in rhetoric and composition. Relevant qualifications include knowledge of one or more of the following: writing center theory and pedagogy; writing across the curriculum; computer-mediated writing instruction; English as a second language instruction; community-based learning; assessment. At least three years of teaching experience is desirable. Salary: Commensurate with experience Closing Date: November 1, 2017 Application Instruction: The University of Notre Dame is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account. Submit application materials to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/43635. Cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation are required. For more information about the University Writing Program at Notre Dame, visit: http://uwp.nd.edu. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration.  The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity.  Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). Background Check This appointment is also contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.  Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges.  Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment.  Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position.  Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate.  The full procedure can be viewed at http://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/university-policies/background-check-procedure-for-prospective-faculty/.

Writing Program Administrator, Azusa Pacific University (Review begins immediately)

The Writing Program Administrator (WPA) serves 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 will collaborate with other academic support services on campus, including the Writing Center Director.  He/she will supervise the First- Year Writing Coordinator, and the writing program staff, and will manage the office budget.  This is an academic administrator position reporting to the Assistant Provost. Specialization:

  • 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.
  • 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 Qualifications: 

  • 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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