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Academic Professional—Director of the Naugle Communication Center, The Georgia Institute of Technology (Deadline: September 31st, 2020)

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication seeks an Academic Professional to serve as Director of the Naugle Communication Center, to manage day-to-day operations of the center, with primary responsibility for the following efforts: managing the recruitment/hiring process and orientation of student staff; assisting the Executive Director with the hiring process and orientation of professional staff; serving as the first line of response to concerns of staff; updating and maintaining training materials; coordinating the center schedule; serving as primary administrator for the scheduling system and is the liaison with other campus units using that system; assisting the Executive Director coordinating our research program; assisting the Executive Director coordinating programmatic assessment; supervising student workers; coordinating marketing materials; and representing the center on committees associated with the center.

This position is a non-tenure-track, annual (12-month) appointment, which may be renewed annually. We anticipate a start date of no later than January 1, 2021, pending institute approval. Please note that 12-month employees must work during the summer and during school breaks, except when the campus is officially closed. The position offers a career path towards promotion to ranks of Senior Academic Professional and Principal Academic Professional.

For the full position description, visit this link.

Writing Center Director and English Instructional Faculty, California State University, Dominguez Hills (Deadline: October 15th, 2020)

The Department of English at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track or Tenured position at the rank of Full, Assistant or Associate Professor (12-month) with the appointment starting in Fall 2021.

The successful candidate will simultaneously be appointed as the Director of the CSUDH Writing Center. As Director of the Writing Center, the successful candidate will be responsible for continuing to develop and implement the strategic vision and priorities, goals and objectives, policies and procedures, and assessment measures for the WC. In this capacity, the successful candidate will report to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. The Writing Center Director appointment will be for a period of four years and will be subject to review and reappointment thereafter. This is a 12-month position. The successful candidate will have: a Ph.D. in English, or closely related field, with specialization in Rhetoric and Composition or Writing Center Studies at time of application or completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2021; demonstrated experience in program administration (FYW, Writing Center, WAC, or similar); demonstrated familiarity with antiracist writing theory and pedagogy; experience working in / with a writing center; ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community; potential for, or evidence of, excellence in teaching and research (especially in the areas of Writing Center Studies and Rhetoric and Composition); demonstrated potential for successful research and publication; and experience in working with students from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

Preferred qualifications include: demonstrated excellence in teaching all levels of college composition; demonstrated ability to oversee and direct staff and faculty, manage budgets, and develop and implement activities including those articulated in the WC strategic plan; demonstrated experience with technical communication, digital rhetorics, and/or disability studies; experience in writing assessment; experience in the application of digital technology in rhetoric and composition courses. The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in September 2020. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than October 15, 2020.

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Various Positions in Writing Studies in Higher Education, University of Toronto Mississauga (Deadline: November 5th, 2020)

The Study of University Pedagogy (ISUP) at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) is searching for six new faculty members in Writing Studies in Higher Education. ISUP was established in July 2020 to promote the study of university pedagogy, especially the experiences of undergraduate students, through collaborative research, instruction, training, scholarship, and assessment. It builds on the success of the UTM Teaching and Learning Collaboration (TLC) and the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre (RGASC), and is home to the new Foundational Writing Skills Initiative and other writing programs previously administered by the RGASC. Foundational Numeracy Skills courses are being developed.

Writing Program Director, Assistant/Associate Professor of English, Muhlenberg College (Deadline: November 23rd, 2020)

Muhlenberg College seeks a full-time faculty Director for our nationally recognized Writing Across the Curriculum Program, who will also serve as a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of English. Muhlenberg’s WAC program includes writing-intensive courses in virtually all departments, First-Year Seminars for all incoming students, a writing fellows program in which trained undergraduate tutors are embedded in writing-intensive courses, and a Writing Center. The English Department teaches a wide variety of courses in literature and writing and is looking for a colleague with a specialty in any area of literature or writing to enrich department offerings and to help us prepare our diverse student body to read and write in the ever-evolving modes of the 21st century. 

For full position description and to apply, please visit this page.

Assistant Director of the Writing Center, University of Idaho (Deadline: November 23rd, 2020)

The University of Idaho invites applications for the Assistant Director of the Writing Center. This position provides support to the Director of the Writing Center, and manages the Writing Center’s online tutoring services. The Assistant Director will work with writers across the disciplines, from first-year students in composition courses, to students and other campus community members working on advanced writing projects. Additional duties include:

  • Teach two courses per semester. Teaching would support the first-year composition program or other programs as assigned by the Department of English.
  • Assist with daily operations on-campus: tutor students; supervise and mentor tutors; schedule face-to-face tutor shifts; hire tutors and approve time-sheets.
  • Act as a liaison for programs requiring student visits: schedule and oversee orientations for English 109 students; communicate with English 109 Studio Tutors about Writing Center services; maintain records of English 109 student visits to the Writing Center; maintain records of students from Global Student Success Program, the McNair Scholars, and other similar programs.
  • Conduct outreach: visit classes; develop presentations, workshops, and promotional materials; communicate with faculty and advisors; attend events like UIdaho Bound, New Transfer Student Orientation, and Palousafest; assist with website maintenance.
  • Manage online tutoring services: schedule online tutors; assist in the training and supervision of online tutors; develop instructional materials for online tutoring; troubleshoot and access technical support.
  • Manage WCONLINE: update forms; generate individual and year-end reports.

This position is a non-tenure-track academic appointment (9-month, instructor rank). For the full position description, visit this link: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/30117

Writing Specialist, National Louis University (Deadline: Open until filled, position begins Winter 2021)

National Louis University’s Centro de Excelencia seeks a committed and enthusiastic candidate to serve as a writing specialist. The purpose of the Writing Specialist position is to support graduate students in developing as leaders who are confident, impactful writers in their communities, which is in support of the Center’s CLAVE grant goal. The goal of the CLAVE grant is to collaborate with local communities to increase Latinx and other underrepresented individuals’ enrollment in and graduation from doctoral programs. This goal is embodied in the grant’s name, CLAVE, which stands for Colaborando con las Comunidades Latinas para AVanzar en Educación (Collaborating with Latino Communities to AdVance Education). In service of this goal, the grant team values candidates’ multilingualism, and experiences in social-justice work with Latinx communities and other marginalized communities.

For full position information and to apply, please visit this link.

Assistant Professor of English and Writing Center Director, Austin Peay State University (Deadline: open until filled)

The Department of Languages and Literature at Austin Peay State University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English who will also serve as the Writing Center Director. Position to begin August 2021.

The Writing Center Director will shape the mission of the Center and its strategic plan, foster interdisciplinary collaboration, develop innovative programming, and engage in reflective assessment practices. The Director is also responsible for ongoing development to include oversight and training of undergraduate and graduate peer tutors. Teaching in the discipline will also be expected.

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 passion for undergraduate teaching; experience in teaching and advising students of diverse backgrounds; the ability to work well with faculty across the university.

Apply here (Position No.: 087000)

Advanced Associate or Full Professor and Faculty Director of the University Writing Center, University of Texas at Austin (Deadline: open until filled)

The Department of Rhetoric and Writing (DRW) at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenured position at the rank of advanced associate or full professor starting in Fall 2021. We seek a colleague specializing in writing studies to join our faculty and serve as faculty director of the department’s University Writing Center [UWC]. We especially welcome candidates with experience in fostering diverse and inclusive environments, in anti-racist practice and pedagogy, and in 21st-century writing technologies.

The successful candidate will be the first holder of the DRW’s newly acquired Joan Negley Kelleher Centennial Professorship in Rhetoric and Composition, as well as the recipient of its associated salary supplement, for one 6-year term.

For full position description and to apply, please visit this page.