Writing Center Job Announcements


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Job Description: 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.

Director For The Writing Center (Deadline: Jan. 31, 2018)

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.

Qualifications: 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 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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