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Writing and Communication Instructors School of Sciences and Humanities,  
Nazarbayev University (Deadline: September 20th, 2019 )

The School of Sciences and Humanities (SSH) at Nazarbayev University invites applications for Instructors of Writing and Communication to join the Writing Center Program in January 2020.

The Writing Center Program teaches writing and communication courses in undergraduate and graduate programs and supports a robust culture of writing across the university. Due to expansion, we are looking for talented educators who want to work with motivated students and contribute to our developing programs. Successful candidates will be expected to teach our first-year Rhetoric and Composition course, as well as discipline- or division-specific writing and communication courses at intermediate and advanced levels. Instructors also serve as tutors in the Writing Center, and may be involved in supporting students and faculty across the university through our Writing Across the Curriculum and Writing Fellows initiatives.

Instructors teach the equivalent of a 4/4 course load.

Qualifications

Successful candidates will have:
• a master’s degree in Rhetoric and Composition, Science Writing, Professional/Technical Writing, Communication, or related field, OR a master’s degree in an unrelated field complemented by experience with writing pedagogy
• experience teaching freshmen composition or public speaking, and/or experience tutoring in a Writing Center or teaching undergraduate communication courses
• excellent communication skills
• a commitment to collaboration
• an appreciation for flexibility in a developing context

Preference will be given to applicants with at least three of the following:
• 5+ years of experience teaching writing at the tertiary level
• expertise in teaching writing for STEM disciplines, multimodal composition, media communication, or technical communication
• experience supporting graduate student writers
• demonstrated contributions to Writing Across the Curriculum and/or Writing Fellows programs
• demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development
• experience working in international settings

This is a three-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.

To Apply

Applicants should submit:
• a cover letter showing how the applicant’s experience and expertise fit the criteria listed above
• a curriculum vitae including the names of three referees, including at least one from a recent supervisor and one from someone who can address the applicant’s teaching abilities
• a teaching philosophy demonstrating reflective practice

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, but applications received by September 20 will receive fullest consideration for positions beginning in January 2020.

Please apply through this link.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Additional Information

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 SSH 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. 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

Additional information can be found at the official website of Nazarbayev University www.nu.edu.kz.

Questions regarding the program or the position can be addressed to the program director, Karie Pieczynski, at karie.pieczynski@nu.edu.kz.

 

Writing Center Professional Tutor, Santa Barbara City College (Deadline: September 30th, 2019)

Join the Santa Barbara City College Learning Support Services team as a tutor or to assist with the student intake process for the Writing Center.

Tutors assist students with pre-writing, writing, editing, MLA, APA, and other citation guidelines, grammar, essay structure, and thesis and content development for academic writing.

We value writing, counseling, or tutoring experience that has familiarized applicants with student-centered learning. However, training is also provided.

For more information, please email Barb Freeman, LRC Supervisor, at freeman@sbcc.edu.

Santa Barbara City College is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

 

Graduate Writing Specialist, University of Missouri-Kansas City (Deadline: October 7th, 2019)

Job ID: 31412
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Hiring Department: School of Graduate Studies
Reporting Line: The Graduate Writing Specialist will report to the Director of the UMKC Writing Studio.
Full/Part Time: Part-Time/Half-time (.50 FTE), 12-month renewable academic appointment, non-benefit eligible position. 20 hours per week are flexible but need to be consistent within a semester; will include some evening and weekend hours.
Salary: $25.75/hour
Application Deadline: This position will be open until a qualified pool of applicants is created. Initial review of the candidate pool will begin on October 7, 2019.

Job Description: The Graduate Writing Specialist will support the writing needs of the graduate students enrolled at UMKC, including on-campus as well as distance education students, as well as graduate faculty. The teacher-researcher filling this position will utilize their excellent communication and collaboration skills to support UMKC’s graduate writing community through both administrative responsibilities and working directly with graduate students and faculty. The Graduate Writing Specialist will have a primary role in programming, envisioning and implementing mission, goals, and initiatives, and working collaboratively across campus. The Graduate Writing Specialist must have the ability to provide effective coaching throughout all phases of the writing process to help graduate students and graduate faculty enhance their writing skills and writing instruction. The Graduate Writing Specialist will be expected to be reliable, conscientious, and self-directed–working independently, anticipating needs, and following through with responsibilities. The Graduate Writing Specialist will serve as an active member of the UMKC community and participate in Writing Studio department meetings, continuing education programs, and occasional professional development events with writing center colleagues from the Greater Kansas City area.

Primary Responsibilities/Duties:
• Plan and implement writing-support focused events and programs for graduate students and faculty.
• Develop and facilitate on-campus and online workshops and activities to support graduate students’ writing.
• Provide individual writing consultations for UMKC graduate students.
• Develop, revise, and identify print and online writing resources for graduate students to be used in the Writing Studio, on the graduate student Canvas site, and the Graduate Writing Resource webpage.
• Chair the Graduate Writing Advisory Committee;
o Coordinate and collaborate with the Emeritus College faculty, Graduate Librarian, School of Graduate Studies, and the Writing Studio to coordinate writing support services and provide resources when necessary.
• Promote graduate writing programming, resources, and services through presentations, email, social media, and other electronic communications.

Minimum Qualifications
• M.A. in English, Composition, Rhetoric, Communication Studies, Education, TESOL, or related field with an emphasis in writing or commensurate experience.
• A minimum of two years’ experience in a writing center setting at a postsecondary institution.
• A strong interest and background in writing pedagogy.
• A minimum of two years’ experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse writers.
• Extensive experience working with college level students, preferably at the graduate level.
• Excellent research, writing, and editing skills.
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills in working with diverse students, faculty, and staff.

Preferred Qualifications
• Ph.D. in English, Composition, Rhetoric, Communication Studies, Education, TESOL, or related field with an emphasis in writing or commensurate experience.
• Classroom experience teaching writing, research methodologies, or other courses relevant to the position.
• Experience teaching and tutoring online.

Online Posting and Application Instructions: https://erecruit.umsystem.edu/psp/tamext/KCITY/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&SiteId=8&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=8&JobOpeningId=31412&PostingSeq=1 

 

Director/Senior Associate Director of Writing, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University (Deadline: October 21st, 2019 )

Brown University’s Writing Center is a highly utilized resource that houses the renowned Writing Fellows Program, founded in 1982 and the first of its kind in the country. The Writing Center is located within the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, which offers both instructional and student support. The Senior Associate Director/Director of Writing provides leadership, strategic direction, and management of the Writing Center and writing support initiatives. The Senior Associate Director/Director works with the Assistant Director to guide the Writing Fellows program, supervise and offer professional development for Graduate Associates, manage Writing Center operations, and administer pre-orientation and peer-to-peer programs in writing. Working closely with faculty and deans in the Office of the Dean of the College, the Senior Associate Director/Director oversees Brown’s writing check process. The Senior Associate Director/Director of Writing also collaborates with Brown’s Nonfiction Writing Program and other Sheridan staff to foster campus-wide conversations about writing across the curriculum, academic integrity, and effective and equitable practices for writing support. This position will carry a non-tenure-track faculty appointment. This position occasionally involves evening and weekend events. The candidate’s qualifications, education, and skills will determine if the position is filled at a grade 11 (Senior Associate Director) or grade 12 (Director).

Qualifications

  • Earned Ph.D. in discipline represented by a Brown department
  • Grade 12 Director: Five or more years of experience in a college Writing Center, or with Writing Across the Curriculum program administration, or in a faculty/student development role with a strong writing focus, including management, budgeting, and supervisory experience
  • Grade 11 Senior Associate Director: Three or more years of experience in a college Writing Center, or with Writing Across the Curriculum program administration, or in a faculty/student development role with a strong writing focus
  • Post-secondary experience teaching writing to undergraduates, with evidence of effective and inclusive teaching
  • Teaching or Writing Center experience in working effectively with a diverse student and faculty population, in alignment with the University’s and Center’s strategic plans and diversity and inclusion objectives
  • Knowledge of composition theory and best practices in writing pedagogy committed to inclusion, equity, and social justice
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Facility with work in a collaborative environment, as part of a multidisciplinary team 
  • Experience with a Writing Fellows or undergraduate peer tutor programs preferred
  • Experience with graduate consultants/associates programs preferred
  • Experience working in or collaborating with a faculty development center and/or academic support preferred
  • Experience with digital modalities for writing preferred
  • Advancement/fundraising experience preferred

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV (bundled as a single .pdf) to:
https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/Sciences-Library/Director-of-Writing_REQ156178 

Review will begin October 21 and continue until filled.

For questions, please contact Mary Wright, Director of the Sheridan Center, at Mary_Wright@brown.edu.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

 

Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center, University of Illinois at Chicago (Deadline: November 1st, 2019 )

The Department of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center, beginning August 16, 2020. In addition to demonstrated expertise in Composition Studies, the successful applicant will demonstrate a research agenda of substantial promise, the ability to take on a lead administrative role, and a commitment to participating in the intellectual life of the department and to teaching a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body. Areas of teaching and research specialization could include: English Language Learning, Literacy Studies and Diverse Populations, Rhetoric, Composition and Digital Technologies. In addition to administrative responsibilities, the expected teaching load is 1-1. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2020. UIC is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive University located in the heart of one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. It is a comprehensive public university with a diverse student body of more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. UIC is federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) through its status as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding.

For fullest consideration please complete an on-line application at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=122480 including a letter of application, CV, writing sample, and either the names and email addresses of three references or a link to a dossier service, by November 1, 2019.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

 

Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Center for Writing, Norwich University (Deadline: November 1st, 2019 )

The Department of English and Communications at Norwich University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English who will also serve as the Director of the Center for Writing. The typical course load is 4/3 with a 1/1 reduction for directing the Center for Writing.

Responsibilities:
In addition to teaching first-year writing, the successful candidate will have opportunities to teach a range of advanced writing courses such as Professional and Technical Writing, Writing for the Web, Rhetorical Criticism, and Advanced Composition, which are capped at 15 students per section. The Director of the Center for Writing shapes the mission of the Center and its strategic plan, fosters interdisciplinary collaboration, develops innovative programming, and engages in reflective assessment practices. In conjunction with the Assistant Director, the Director is also responsible for ongoing development to include oversight and training of our staff of 10-14 peer coaches.

Requirements:
Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or related field by July 2020; a minimum of two years of experience working in a university writing center; and, demonstrated excellence in teaching first-year and advanced writing courses, commitment to service, and potential for successful research and publication.
Preferred qualifications include demonstrated excellence in the administration of a writing center and experience in writing assessment and curriculum development. Candidates with expertise in professional writing, technical communication, media studies, or writing in the disciplines are especially welcome.

Additional Information:
Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at nuhr@norwich.edu for assistance.
All candidates must be a US Citizen/Permanent Resident legally eligible to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future. A post offer, pre-employment background check will be required of the successful candidate.
Norwich University offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, employee assistance program, paid time off including parental leave, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.

Application Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and Norwich application by November 1, 2019 to https://norwich.interviewexchange.com.

Please send questions to Prof. Lea Williams, Chair, Department of English and Communications, lwilliam@norwich.edu.

 

Assistant Director in Visual Communication of the Center for Academic and Professional Communication at Rice University (Deadline: November 6th, 2019 )

The Center for Academic and Professional Communication (CAPC) at Rice University invites applications for the position of the Assistant Director in Visual Communication of the CAPC. The Center for Academic and Professional Communication (CAPC) is a multimodal communication center designed on the model of a traditional university writing center. The CAPC provides recourses and support tailored for students, faculty, and staff across the campus.

Link to read the full job description and to apply online: https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/21540 

Position summary:
The responsibilities of the assistant director of visual communication in the CAPC include developing visual communication related workshops and other resources for faculty and students, consulting with faculty and students on visual projects, organizing a biennial symposium on visual and multimodal communication, helping the CAPC and the Program in Writing and Communication with in-house visual projects, and helping to assess the CAPC’s visual communication efforts. The assistant director in visual communication also may teach a credit-bearing course on visual and multimodal communication per year.

The application deadline is November 06, 2019.

Education required: Master’s degree
Education preferred: PhD degree

Experience preferred:
Related experience in the following areas:
• Employment or attendance at a Tier 1 research university
• Experience developing programs in visual and multimodal communication
• Experience creating training materials for different academic audiences
• Experience visualizing research and designing figures- Experience with event planning
Skills required:
• Working knowledge of Windows XP/7/8, OSX, and all MS Office Applications
• Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
• Excellent written and communications skills and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with diverse audiences
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize work assignments with sustained heavy workload
• Excellent analytical skills
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with program staff, faculty and course teams and external contractors
• Ability to work on multiple projects
• Demonstrated project management capabilities using established project planning tools and software
• Substantial knowledge and skills in current educational technologies, software and learning platforms
• Proficient in the use of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)

 

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at Hiroshima University Writing Center, Japan (Deadline: November 15th, 2019 )

Hiroshima University seeks to appoint a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at the Writing Center in the research area of Applied Linguistics; TESOL, Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Job Description:

Services for the Writing Center
-Offer consultations on academic writing in English (e.g. academic papers, proposals, abstracts)
-Facilitate Writing Groups to assist Hiroshima University researchers in writing high-quality journal articles
-Organize and lead seminars and workshops related to academic writing
-Mentor student tutors for English writing
-Contribute to the operation and management of the Writing Center in collaboration with the Writing Center team and administrative staff members

Teaching Responsibilities:
-Undergraduate level (general education courses): Basic Academic Writing, Intermediate Academic Writing, etc.
-(master’s programs): English Rhetoric and Writing, etc.
-Postgraduate level (doctoral programs): Advanced Seminar English Rhetoric and Writing, etc.

In addition to the courses listed above, the successful applicant might be asked to teach other general education courses and/or discipline-specific courses in other departments and graduate schools.

Research:
-Conduct research based on the applicant’s research plan and actively present research outcomes at academic conferences and journal papers
-Aim to acquire external research grants such as Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research KAKENHI
-Use data and experience gained through the activities at Hiroshima University Writing Center for current or future research

Services for Hiroshima University:
-Participate in the management of Hiroshima University, including committees at university-wide and/or school/department level

More details on the position and the application procedure are available at the Hiroshima University Writing Center’s website: https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/wrc/
Writing Center | Hiroshima University
Consultations on Academic Writing in English. The Writing Center’s academic staff Takeshi Kawamoto and Adina Staicov, and the Writing Advisor Fellow provide advice on writing academic papers, journal abstracts, or presentation scripts in English.
www.hiroshima-u.ac.j

[Application Due Date] 12:00 pm on November 15th, 2019 (Japan time)

Email address for applications: wrc-ct@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 
Web address for application guidelines and application form: https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/wrc/news/53773 

Contact Information:
Professor Takeshi Kawamoto, Writing Center
E-mail: wrc-ct@hiroshima-u.ac.jp

 

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition with Specialization in Rhetorics of Science and/or Rhetorics of the Environment, Soka University of America (Deadline: November 15th, 2019 )

A selective liberal arts university founded upon the principles of peace and human rights, SUA is committed to a global and inter- or multidisciplinary approach to education and aims to foster close intellectual relations between faculty members and students by encouraging mentoring on the part of the faculty. Students come from all over the world and are invited to take courses in any of our 5 concentrations: Environmental Studies, Social and Behavioral Studies, Humanities, International Studies, and our newest concentration, Life Sciences. Our Life Sciences concentration will open in 2020. Thus, we seek colleagues who are innovative pedagogically and interested in helping our Writing Program to develop and grow, as our campus grows. We seek a candidate who is committed to diversity, pedagogy, social justice, human rights and the concept of global citizenship, in keeping with the mission statement of the university. Soka University of America’s beautiful campus, located in Aliso Viejo, California, is within easy access of the rich cultural offerings of both Los Angeles and San Diego.

The Writing Program at Soka University of American seeks an outstanding teacher-scholar in writing studies, literacy and/or rhetoric at the rank of assistant professor. The ideal candidate will have an interdisciplinary profile, be able to mentor students across the all five of our Liberal Arts concentrations, and teach at least 1 course per year in our General Education curriculum. We welcome applications from candidates with a PhD in Rhetoric & Composition, English, or related fields. We are especially interested in scholars doing innovative work as researchers and teachers in interdisciplinary areas like rhetorics of science and/or rhetorics of the environment.

The candidate will help design and teaching upper-level and first-year courses in Soka University of America’s expanding Writing Program. We seek a colleague who will help our program grow to meet the needs of our newest concentration, Life Sciences, in addition to the other concentrations, as well as helping our program to adapt to the ever-changing fields of composition and oral communication.

Applications: Each application must include a cover letter that describes the candidate’s philosophy of teaching, perspective on the role of rhetoric and composition in the interdisciplinary undergraduate curriculum, and scholarly interests; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of two references to our Interfolio site http://apply.interfolio.com/66081. The search committee will request additional materials at a later stage in the process.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or related field from an accredited university with specialization in Rhetoric and Composition, as well as experience and scholarship in Rhetorics of Science and/or Rhetorics of the Environment.
Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

All materials must be received by November 15, 2019.

Please apply by clicking on this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/66081 

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Tenure-Track Writing Center Director/Open Rank Professor in the Writing Program, Soka University of America (Deadline: November 15th, 2019 )

A selective liberal arts university founded upon the principles of peace and human rights, SUA is committed to a global and inter- or multidisciplinary approach to education and aims to foster close intellectual relations between faculty members and students by encouraging mentoring on the part of the faculty. Students come from all over the world and are invited to take courses in any of our 5 concentrations: Environmental Studies, Social and Behavioral Studies, Humanities, International Studies, and our newest concentration, Life Sciences. Our Life Sciences concentration will open in 2020. Thus, we seek colleagues who are innovative pedagogically and interested in helping our Writing Program to develop and grow, as our campus grows. We seek candidates committed to diversity, pedagogy, social justice, human rights and the concept of global citizenship, in keeping with the mission statement of the university. Soka University of America’s beautiful campus, located in Aliso Viejo, California, is within easy access of the rich cultural offerings of both Los Angeles and San Diego.

We seek a colleague who will serve a dual position as Director of the Writing Center and as faculty member in the Writing Program. Our ideal candidate will be an outstanding scholar, teacher, and Writing Center administrator with a strong background in Composition and Rhetoric, preferably with research interests and scholarship in Writing Center theory and practice; a strong commitment to a Writing Center as an academic resource for writing and multi-modal communication for students and faculty; a passion for undergraduate teaching; experience in teaching and advising students of diverse backgrounds; the ability to work well with faculty across the university; an interest in cultivating connections among the Writing Center, the Writing Program, and other SUA academic programs; and a continuing program of scholarly activity.

Applications: Each application must include a cover letter that describes the candidate’s perspective on the role of rhetoric and composition in an interdisciplinary undergraduate context and speaks to the candidate’s scholarly/teaching interests; a Writing Center administrative philosophy statement; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of two references to our Interfolio site at http://apply.interfolio.com/66058 The search committee will request additional materials from select candidates at a later stage in the process. Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or related field from an accredited university with specialization in Rhetoric and Composition, as well as experience and scholarship in Writing Center administration. Demonstrated ability to oversee and direct staff and faculty, manage budgets, and develop and implement activities as well as strategic plans in the university Writing Center. Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

All materials must be received by November 15, 2019.

Please apply by clicking on this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/66058

Email: facultyrecruiting@soka.edu 

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer

Revised 8/6/2019

 

Thompson Writing Program Writing Studio Assistant Director, Duke University (Deadline: December 1st, 2019 )

The Thompson Writing Program at Duke University seeks a Lecturer in Writing Studies or related discipline to serve as Assistant Director of the TWP Writing Studio, the TWP’s writing center. Lecturers are regular rank faculty, and the position affords the possibility for reappointment and promotion. The teaching load is three courses per year, which will likely include sections of first-year writing and an undergraduate-level consultant pedagogy course or other courses depending on programmatic needs. The position comes with an initial three-year contract, which will be renewable, subject to review. A start date of either July 1, 2020 or August 1, 2020 is preferred.

The Writing Studio, which works with writers across campus, currently has a consulting staff of undergraduate, graduate, and professional consultants. Other components include…

  • an embedded writing consultant (writing fellows) program pairing undergraduate consultants with writing-intensive courses across the university, including an intensive partnership with the Pratt School of Engineering’s first-year design class
  • a Graduate Writing Lab offering writing groups and workshops for graduate students across the curriculum
  • co-curricular and classroom workshops
  • a nascent community writing center site.

In joining the Thompson Writing Program, the Assistant Director will join eight regular rank faculty colleagues, approximately 25 lecturing fellows, and several instructors, constituting a vibrant, multidisciplinary writing program with an active writing-in-the-disciplines component and a program to support faculty writers.

The Assistant Director of the Writing Studio will work with the Director to

  • supervise and mentor the consulting staff
  • provide pedagogical support to faculty pairing their courses with embedded writing consultants
  • establish and maintain partnerships with other units on campus
  • design pedagogical preparation for consultants in working with multilingual writers
  • assist in mentoring and evaluating instructors in the writing center
  • both spearhead and participate in ongoing research projects in writing center studies
  • engage in ongoing assessment, including designing new measures as appropriate
  • engage in administrative and supervisory work during selected summer terms
  • contribute to strategic planning for the future development of the Studio.

The Assistant Director will also collaborate with Thompson Writing Program faculty on curricular initiatives supporting writing across Duke, and serve on college and university committees as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in writing studies or related field with an active and demonstrable research agenda in an area related to writing center theory and practice
  • Demonstrable experience mentoring or providing professional development for new and experienced tutors
  • 2 years’ experience with college-level writing instruction
  • Experience in faculty development

Highly desirable:

  • Experience in writing center administration
  • Demonstrable experience working with translingual or multilingual writers
  • Experience supporting graduate students’ writing development
  • Experience supporting faculty and students with writing in scientific or technical fields
  • Experience in tutoring or administration of digital pedagogy
  • Experience supporting writers with multimodal communication

A complete application includes a letter of application describing research interests, teaching, and administrative experience; a cv; syllabi for two undergraduate courses, at least one of which has already have been taught. Candidates may subsequently be asked to provide three confidential letters of recommendation. For full consideration, please apply by December 1st, 2019. Position will remain open until filled. To apply, use our online application form at Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo).  

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Director, University of Oklahoma Writing Center  (Deadline: December 2nd, 2019)

The University of Oklahoma is seeking a DIRECTOR to lead the OU Writing Center at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. A recent recipient of the College Composition and Communication Writing Program Certificate of Excellence, the OU Writing Center has a strong reputation for developing and implementing effective and engaging programs that support and develop student writers. We are especially committed to expansive pedagogical approaches and inclusive practices that advocate for underrepresented or marginalized graduate and undergraduate students. The Writing Center Director will lead efforts to support student writers through Writing Center workshops, in-person and online writing support, and peer/community learning and writing opportunities, as well as direct the Expository Writing Program which offers students the opportunity to sharpen their critical thinking, reading, and writing skills through innovative, topic-focused courses.

Key Responsibilities:
· Provide leadership on issues of writing for undergraduate and graduate students; contribute to campus and community culture related to supporting writing and writers.

· Plan programs, workshops, and events that respond to the institutional mission and goals.

· Prioritize access for all learners and work with academic areas and the Office of the Provost to support student success and retention efforts.

· Demonstrate a commitment to inclusion in recruiting, hiring, teaching, evaluating, and promoting students and staff.

· Provide professional development opportunities for Writing Center staff and student employees, as well as Expository Writing Program faculty and staff.

· Serve the OU campus on committees; contribute to shared governance initiatives.

· Maintain an influential scholarly agenda that impacts writing center theory and practice beyond OU.

· Maintain the strong reputation of the OU Writing Center through collaborations with external networks and the profession.

This is a 12-month, open-rank faculty appointment (tenured or tenure-track) in Academic Affairs, reporting to the Provost, with campus-wide support from the Writing Center’s interdisciplinary advisory board. The Director will identify key areas of investment and manage resources towards ambitious student writing goals for the Norman campus. The position includes a competitive salary, full benefits, and a generous travel and research stipend. The Director is scheduled to start on July1, 2020.

While the work of supporting writers is often linked to writing studies, candidates from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. We especially invite scholars with writing center experience from STEM, the Social Sciences, Fine Arts, and/or scholars whose work is informed by social justice, queer studies, critical race studies, Indigenous studies, Latinx studies, disability studies, digital media studies, and/or community engagement. The OU Writing Center offers a multi-disciplinary approach in our work with students and hires both undergraduate and graduate students from a range of disciplines.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of writing studies, inclusive writing pedagogies and practices, and writing center scholarship
Experience supervising students; providing student development opportunities
Experience teaching and/or developing curriculum
Experience collaborating across higher education contexts
Ability to engage in writing center research and assessment
Ability to represent the program and its mission to a wide range of stakeholders.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Earned PhD or other terminal degree
Experience working with student writers as a writing consultant or instructor
Demonstrated commitment to building environments where indigenous, international, multilingual, students of color, and other marginalized students are valued, respected, and provided opportunity to flourish in their pursuit of excellence
Demonstrated knowledge about writing challenges and assets specific to students from diverse cultural and disciplinary backgrounds
Exceptional writing, organization, facilitation, and interpersonal communication skills, including public speaking experience
Ability to articulate philosophy of inclusion for pedagogy and administration
Research experience and familiarity with scholarship on writing center theories, practices, or access; writing across the curriculum; or writing studies
Demonstrated facilitation and management skills
Demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision and as part of a team

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience working with students in a writing center
Experience supporting underrepresented populations in higher education
Administrative experience supervising staff and managing budgets
Proven track record of scholarly presentations and publications related to writing centers, writing across the curriculum, or writing studies.
Experience supporting students in a program working toward social justice in higher education

The University of Oklahoma, located 20 miles south of Oklahoma City in Norman, is the Carnegie- ranked Very High Research Activity [R1] flagship university in the state. See more about OU: http://soonerway.ou.edu. Oklahoma is home to 39 tribal nations, each of which has a distinctive culture, history, and government. We acknowledge that the history of the university and the state represents settler colonialism and remains in tension with what we now understand about the lands that were proclaimed “unassigned” and opened for white settlement in 1889. In line with our commitments to diversity, inclusion, access and equity we strongly encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented or marginalized communities.

To apply, visit http://apply.interfolio.com/70350 where you will be asked to upload 1) a letter of interest describing your writing center leadership approach, research interests, and qualifications for the position; 2) a diversity statement describing your experience working with diverse students, your philosophy and methods for developing inclusive environments for marginalized students, and your vision for the Writing Center within OU’s Diversity and Inclusion Plan; 3) your current CV; and 4) contact information for three potential references. Please direct questions to search co-chairs Dr. Megan Elwood Madden (melwood@ou.edu) or Dr. Sarah Ellis (sjr@ou.edu). The first review date is December 2, 2019.

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff and for the communities we engage. The University of Oklahoma in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

 

College Essay Coach, College Transitions (Open Deadline)

College Transitions is an independent consulting firm committed to guiding students to and through higher education. We believe that the college admissions process is not an end, but a means to self- discovery, growth, and fulfillment. We aim to bring perspective (and some sanity) to college planning and we strive to provide our students with the comprehensive, data-driven advice they need to enroll and succeed at good-fit colleges and universities.

Currently, College Transitions is seeking to hire several remote, part-time College Essay Coaches to guide our students through the college essay writing process for the 2019-20 academic year.

Essential Duties:

College Essay Coaches correspond with students via phone, email, and/or video chat (e.g. Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, etc.), while providing suggestions and feedback for each of their college application/admission essays. Essay Coaches are assigned to individual students (not individual essays), and are responsible for helping them draft authentic and well-written responses that reflect what they can contribute to their prospective schools.

Background: The ideal candidate will possess a college admissions and/or college counseling background, as well as prior essay tutoring/coaching experience.

Requirements: College Essay Coaches must:

  • Be able to devote approximately 5-10 hours per week to our students.
  • Be comfortable working with students and families in a remote capacity, and have access to a video chat platform.
  • Be able to provide thorough feedback within 48 hours of receiving an essay, including and especially during the height of the college admission cycle.
  • Be willing to adhere to the Principles of Good Practice as outlined by the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Compensation: College Essay Coaches are paid per hour and are responsible for all of the student’s
application/admission essays. Rates for the 2019-20 admission cycle are currently set at $50/hour. Typically, our Essay Coaches work with approximately 3-5 students, occasionally more or less, depending upon their availability and the demand for our services.

Applying: Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to jobs@collegetransitions.com 

 

 

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