Interested in posting a job? Email IWCA President Sherry Wynn Perdue at wynn@oakland.edu. Please note that content may be condensed in order to assist with this page’s readability; abridged versions and/or hyperlinks to full ads are encouraged.

Writing Specialist, University of Kansas Medical Center (Deadline: open until filled, preferred start date February 1, 2021)

The Writing Specialist delivers writing services and assists with the coordination of services to KUMC students and medical residents. Students receiving services are enrolled in KUMC Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions. In collaboration with the Assistant Director of Educational Support Services, the Writing Specialist oversees the design of short- and long-term planning of writing programming. The Specialist consults with undergraduate and graduate students as well as medical residents/fellows to develop writing skills, provide writing resources, and advance scholarship via the Writing Center. The Writing Specialist meets regularly with writers on an individual or group basis, onsite and online (i.e., synchronously and asynchronously using university provided technology), and collaborates with faculty on meeting the writing needs of students and residents/fellows. The Writing Specialist supports the department’s and Academic and Student Affairs’ strategic programming initiatives to help culturally diverse students succeed. In discharging these duties, the Writing Specialist is expected to be keenly sensitive to issues of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio-economic status, etc., to be committed to the work of anti-racism, and to be skilled with techniques for supporting students with diverse backgrounds

This is a 12-month position with a preferred start date of February 1, 2021 or sooner.

For full ad and to apply, please visit this page.

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.

Assistant Professor of English and Director of First-Year Courses, Messiah University (Priority Consideration: February 10, 2021)

The Department of English in the School of the Humanities at Messiah University invites applications for a faculty position in Assistant Professor of English and Director of First-Year Courses beginning August 1, 2021. 

Responsibilities: The position includes a 3-3 teaching load in upper-level writing courses, courses in the first-year interdisciplinary writing program, and possibly literature; administrative leadership of the first-year courses program; and active research and service agendas.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Kerry Hasler-Brooks, English Department Chair. For more information regarding application materials and to apply, please see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18159 . 

Associate Director of the Writing and Public Speaking Center (WPSC), University of Montana (Priority Consideration: March 7, 2021)

The Writing and Public Speaking Center at the University of Montana invites applications for an Associate Director of the Writing and Public Speaking Center (WPSC) to join their team. The Associate Director of the Writing and Public Speaking Center (WPSC) will specialize in the areas of online, graduate, and science writing instruction as part of WPSC programs. The individual assigned to this position will work with the WPSC Director and a team of professional writing tutors to support undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff as they become more versatile, deliberate, and effective communicators. 

Under the supervision of the Director of the WPSC, the individual assigned to this position will be responsible for the following: 

  • Coordination of day-to-day functions of the center, including managing the online scheduler, scheduling events and communications
  • One-to-one tutoring for undergraduate and graduate students as well as staff and faculty
  • Tailored, discipline-specific writing workshops across the curriculum, especially in science
  • One-to-one writing consultations for faculty and staff
  • Maintenance of the WPSC website
  • Development of and training on new technology resources for students, faculty, and WPSC staff
  • Assistance to the Director in WPSC assessment projects

For a full position description, visit this link.

Graduate Writing Coordinator, Baylor University EdD Writing Center

The Baylor University EdD Writing Center is hiring a full time Graduate Writing Coordinator. You may view the job posting here. We especially encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Instructors of Writing and Communication to join the Writing Center, Nazarbayev University (Deadline: March 30, 2021)

The School of Sciences and Humanities (SSH) at Nazarbayev University invites applications for Instructors of Writing and Communication to join our faculty in the Writing Center Program in August 2021. Instructors teach the equivalent of a 4/4 course load.

The Writing Center Program teaches writing and communication courses for STEM disciplines 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 undergraduate 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.

Director of Intensive Writing/Lecturer in Intensive Writing, Amherst College (Deadline: open until filled)

The responsibilities of this position include teaching two “intensive writing” courses per semester and performing administrative duties to facilitate intensive writing instruction across the college. These duties will require the successful candidate to build and sustain strong relationships with the Amherst College Writing Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning. Lecturers are appointed to an initial three-year term, with the possibility of renewal for an additional three-year term as a lecturer. These terms are typically followed by five-year renewable appointments at the rank of senior lecturer.

Click on the following link for the full position information and to apply.

Lecturer II/Teaching Assistant Professor Writing & Speaking Center, Reading Lab Coordinator, University of Nevada, Reno (Deadline: March 25)

The University of Nevada, Reno Writing & Speaking Center, the Department of English, and the Core Writing Program invite applicants for a Lecturer II/Teaching Assistant Professor, Reading Lab Coordinator, which will be a non-tenure track, continuing position, eligible for promotion, to begin July 1, 2021. This position includes a combination of curriculum development, facilitating/teaching small lab sections, and training for faculty and staff. We are seeking candidates with knowledge and experience in teaching developmental writers and of post-secondary reading pedagogy. This position will play a key role supporting our co-requisite model, which pairs a credit-bearing first-year writing course with reading and writing support labs run out of our University Writing & Speaking Center. This position will contribute to a university-wide Writing and Speaking Initiative designed to ensure that UNR students graduate with strong writing and presentation skills (https://www.unr.edu/writing-and-speaking-initiative).

The following link provides a full position description and information about the application process.

Lecturer II/Teaching Assistant Professor Writing & Speaking Center, Writing Lab Coordinator (Deadline: March 25)

The University of Nevada, Reno Writing & Speaking Center, the Department of English, and the Core Writing Program invite applicants for a Lecturer II/Teaching Assistant Professor, Writing Lab Coordinator, which will be a non-tenure track, continuing position, eligible for promotion, to begin July 1, 2021. This position includes a combination of curriculum development, facilitating/teaching small lab sections, and training for faculty and staff. We are seeking candidates with knowledge and experience in teaching developmental writers. This position will play a key role supporting our co-requisite model, which pairs a credit-bearing first-year writing course with reading and writing support labs run out of our University Writing & Speaking Center. This position will contribute to a university-wide Writing and Speaking Initiative designed to ensure that UNR students graduate with strong writing and presentation skills.

The following link provides a full position description and information about the application process

Director, Graduate Writing Center, Texas Tech University (Review begins February 26)

Texas Tech University seeks a Director for the Graduate Writing Center, which is under the umbrella of the Writing Centers of TTU. The GWC Director will coordinate with the Assistant Director to supervise writing consultants and oversee the daily operations of the center, which provides more than 3000 writing consultations each academic year. This is a full-time, 12-month, professional staff position, reporting directly to the Managing Director of the Writing Centers of TTU. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The expected start date is June 1, 2021. 

To access more information, click on the full job posting.

Instructor of English, South Carolina Aiken (Deadline: open until filled)

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a senior institution in the University of South Carolina system, seeks candidates for Instructor of English/Writing Center Director, beginning August 16, 2021.  Required: minimum earned M.A. in English/Composition & Rhetoric or related field with primary expertise, teaching experience, and scholarly record in the teaching of writing. Prior tutorial experience in a Writing Center required; managerial experience strongly preferred.  Specialization open, but experience teaching composition required and additional experience teaching writing online strongly preferred.  ESOL certification required by date of appointment.  In addition to directing the Writing Center, teaching responsibilities will include a 2-course load per semester, combining first-year Composition and upper-level Composition and Rhetoric courses. The Department of English offers the B.A. in English; the B.F.A in Writing; and minors in literature, and professional and creative writing; there are currently fourteen full-time faculty members.

The following link provides a full position description and information about the application process

Associate Director of the Fellowships & Writing Center, Harvard University

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) seeks an experienced writing specialist to serve as the Associate Director of the Fellowships & Writing Center in the newly established Fellowships & Writing Center (FWC), which is part of GSAS’s Office of Academic Programs. The new Center helps GSAS students excel as writers in all aspects of their graduate career, whether conducting early research, preparing journal articles, or writing proposals for prestigious grants.

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Fellowships & Writing Center, with a secondary reporting line to the Assistant Dean of Academic Programs, primary duties and responsibilities include working with students seeking help with their writing, overseeing the writing specialists who support this work, and collaborating with the Executive Director to support the instructional activities and outreach programs of the Center (e.g. writing workshops, writing groups, practice oral presentations).

For more information, please view the job ad. For questions about the position, please contact Jeannette Miller, Executive Director of the FWC.

Assistant Directory, Graduate Writing and Support, University Academic Support Center (March, 29, 2021)

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application review begins Monday, March 29th, 2021, and will continue as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. For best consideration, please apply by March 29.

The Assistant Director, Graduate Writing & Support hires, trains, and supervises graduate writing consultants and peer mentors, coordinates programs and presentations across campus designed to support graduate writing, academic skills, and coaching for graduate students. The Assistant Director, Graduate Writing & Support reports to the Senior Associate Director of the University Academic Support Centers. This is a position within the KU Writing Center, a unit in the University Academic Support Centers, which offers programs and services to students, faculty, and staff across all writing levels and disciplines.

For more information, please visit this link.

Associate Director for Communication in the Disciplines, Rice University (Deadline: April 12, 2021)

Rice University’s Program in Writing and Communication (PWC) oversees the undergraduate writing requirement, the university’s communication center, the campus-wide Communication in the Disciplines (CID) efforts, and ESL courses and support for all degree-seeking students. The associate director’s responsibilities include assisting the PWC director with the development and management of the new but growing CID program. CID services managed by the associate director will include outreach and programming initiatives, such as collaborating with and providing resources for faculty across the campus; designing and leading communication workshops for students in a variety of fields; working with the Center for Academic & Professional Communication (CAPC) to train and supervise communication coaches assigned to CID projects; and assessing our CID projects. 

This position will be part of the PWC’s leadership team, together with the PWC director, FYW director and CAPC director. The ideal candidate will have worked for several years in a university CID, WID, or WAC program. They may have program leadership experience or be ready to move into program leadership.

For full ad and to apply, visit this page:  https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/26048

Coordinator Of Multilingual Support, Carleton College (Deadline: April 14, 2021)

Carleton College invites applications for the position of Coordinator of Multilingual Writing Support and Assistant Director of the writing Center. The coordinator provides tutorial assistance for second language writers and some domestic students, consultant education in supporting multilingual writers, mentoring to consultants  participating in the “term-long program,” campus leadership regarding ESOL issues, and supervisory assistance for the Writing Center, which is part of the Academic Support Center.

Our ideal candidate is passionate about working with undergraduate students of diverse backgrounds, has research interests and scholarship in writing center and/or second language writing, and the ability to establish strong working relationships with faculty and staff across the college.  View the full position description here.


STEM Writing Specialist and Lecturer, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

The Hixon Writing Center at the California Institute of Technology seeks a STEM Writing Specialist and Lecturer to support the learning of writing and communication in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We seek applicants with academic backgrounds in STEM fields who have advanced knowledge of academic and professional writing and communication in these fields.

During the summer, additional assigned duties may include leading support of writers during Caltech’s summer research programs, teaching a graduate course in STEM writing, or developing new resources for the Hixon Writing Center.

This is a 12-month position with a preferred start date of September 1, 2021.


For the full ad and to apply, please visit this page

Director of the Deborah S. Ellis Writing Center, Southwestern University (Deadline: June 30)

Southwestern University invites applications for the position of Director of the Deborah S. Ellis Writing Center (DEWC).  This is a 10-month, full-time professional staff position.  Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, the position provides leadership within and is responsible for all operations of the DEWC. The DEWC is an undergraduate-staffed writing center where peer consultants work with students on all levels, in all disciplines, and at all points in the writing process. As part of its tactical plan, the University is in the process of reenvisioning the coordination of tutoring services for students; the Director of the Writing Center will play an integral role in this work. Professional development funds to support writing pedagogy are available.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating support for writers of all levels (from first-year to advanced), including students from diverse backgrounds with diverse learning needs
  • Leading and implementing the daily operations of the DEWC, which includes supervising, hiring, and training a staff of ten to fifteen undergraduate student consultants
  • Overseeing the DEWC website and other strategic marketing efforts, including social media
  • Planning and hosting DEWC events and workshops that offer guidance to student writers
  • Managing a budget that includes operational and payroll expenses
  • Creating and maintaining student and faculty resources to support writing practice and pedagogy 
  • Managing and initiating new and ongoing Writing Center assessment and data collection processes, including knowledge of WCOnline as a scheduling and reporting system
  • Collaborating with other campus offices, including the Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship, to design and implement writing workshops and programs to meet the needs of the campus community 
  • Providing support for faculty, including those teaching in the First-Year and Advanced-Entry Seminar programs, in planning and developing effective writing pedagogy for first-year writers and transfer students
  • Developing resources that support interdisciplinary writing pedagogy

Application: The University will only accept application materials through Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/88713.  Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references.  

Instructional Faculty – International, Rochester Institute of Technology, Global Campuses, Weihai, China

Faculty with expertise and teaching experience in English language and university writing. Faculty positions are considered to be non-tenure-track instructors, subject to annual review with opportunity for continuation, or adjunct. 

The Weihai campus in the Weihai Nanhai New Area, recently constructed in 2007 as a key marine economic zone of Shandong Peninsula. Faculty will find a peaceful campus surrounded by wetlands, pine forests, hiking trails, and 12 km of golden sand beach. A short drive provides options to explore larger nearby cities such as Weihai City, Wendeng District, Rongcheng City, and Rushan City. 

The language of instruction is English. Prospective faculty are required to have a minimum of a Master’s Degree (Ph.D. preferred) and demonstrate fluency in the English language. Cultural adaptability and the ability to work well within a multi-ethnic environment are valued attributes. Interested prospects, please submit a CV and letter of interest, including teaching philosophy.  Please send requested material electronically to the following email: Global@rit.edu. Materials will be considered on a rolling basis.  You may be contacted and invited to interview if a teaching opportunity becomes available.

Open Date

Jun 11, 2021

Description

The Columbia University Undergraduate Writing Program (UWP) in the Department of English and Comparative Literature invites applications for three-year and one-year Lecturer in Discipline positions to begin August 1, 2021. 

UWP Lecturers teach first-year writing and provide leadership as we continue to develop our theme-based first-year writing courses in collaboration with Columbia’s faculty from interdisciplinary centers.

We particularly seek faculty with expertise in one or moreof the following thematic areas though we may consider applicants with expertise in other areas as well, depending upon the evolving needs of the course staff: 

Lecturer in Discipline (limited-term UWP lectureship), Columbia University

  • climate humanities
  • data humanities
  • gender and sexuality
  • human rights 
  • race and ethnicity 
  • religious studies  

Please foreground in your letter of application which thematic area(s) you are most qualified to lead.

The initial term of appointment for the three-year positions is one academic year with the possibility of renewal for up to three years, contingent on satisfactory performance. The term of appointment for the one-year positions is one academic year.

Lecturers teach two sections (no more than 14 students per section) of first-year writing each fall and spring semester; mentor current graduate student instructors; plan theme-related events; and support teachers’ professional development in workshops, meetings, and class observations. Lecturers’ service to the program may also be fulfilled by working on our program’s internal publications, assessment materials, and undergraduate journal of student writing.

The successful candidates will join a vibrant and collegial professional community led by four directors and other UWP lecturers. The UWP is staffed by graduate students and part-time faculty who are highly invested in undergraduate education and committed to their own professional development as teachers of writing.  

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Qualifications

Must have fulfilled the requirements of a terminal graduate degree by June 30, 2021. Two years of experience teaching writing at the college level is also required.

Application Instructions

Please upload the following required materials to the following webpage: https://apply.interfolio.com/88925.

  • Cover letter addressed to Dr. Nicole B. Wallack. Candidates should clearly identify their areas of expertise and interest in their cover letters.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Teaching evaluations
  • Dissertation or thesis abstract
  • Writing sample of no more than 25 pages
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A syllabus from a recent writing course.

Associate Director of Writing Center, Central Michigan University

CMU is currently accepting applications for a position as the Associate Director of the Writing Center beginning mid-August. We serve nearly 19,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.
A full description of the job and the application can be found at the following link: https://www.jobs.cmich.edu/postings/33847

Daytime Tutor Team, United State Naval Academy

The USNA Writing Center has an opening for our daytime tutor team.  Our daytime tutors work with midshipmen from 0755-1600 every weekday. Our daytime tutors conduct one-on-one writing consultations for midshipmen at any stage of the writing process; maintain appropriate student records and submit reports and data as requested; attend meetings and training sessions as required. Daytime tutors can work from 10 to 20 hours per week at our Writing Center on the United States Naval Academy campus. This is an in-person position only. A good fit for this position would be a person with at least a master’s degree in a writing-intensive field, teaching experience in developmental or first-year writing-intensive courses, and two years of experience tutoring in a writing center setting. The best candidate has the above qualifications as well as:  excellent interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to work effectively with diverse faculty, staff, and student body; holds an enthusiasm to work with students of all backgrounds; and understands how writing reflects identity.This position is an excepted service federal position with a one-year contract with the possibility of renewal.  This position does not include benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please follow the link for more information and directions to apply: Tutor (Writing) USNA, Class of 1963 Center for Academic Excellence.

Director of the University Writing Center, Saginaw Valley State University

SCSU seeks a Writing Center Director. This is a full-time, 12 month position with start date of August 12 or sooner. Responsibilities include:

  • Hiring, training, scheduling and oversight of undergraduate/graduate peer tutoring staff and professional tutors in the Writing Center, both in-person and online.
  • Management of the day-to-day operations of the writing center, including administering the physical writing center (located in the Gerstacker Learning Commons), online writing center and website; coordinating student orientation sessions and writing workshops; supervising payroll and budget; and creating various student and faculty writing resources.
  • Development of innovative programming based on reflective assessment of the Writing Center and its services.
  • Support of undergraduate student research and community engagement aligned with the Writing Center’s strategic plan.
  • Coordination of promotion of services to students and faculty in conjunction with the other services in the Gerstacker Learning Commons.
  • Collaboration with academic departments and other units on campus, including the University Writing Program and First Year Writing Program.

The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in composition/rhetoric with related experience in Writing Center work. For more information or to apply, visit https://svsu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/1220?c=svsu

Professional Writing Consultants, Baruch College, CUNY

The Baruch College Writing Center seeks 2-3 professional writing consultants for the Fall 2021 semester. Writing consultants support Baruch’s undergraduate and graduate students as they work to become more independent, confident, and versatile writers. Consultants work one-to-one with student writers (in person, via online chat, and through asynchronous written feedback), co-author reflective records at the end of each session, conduct online and in-class workshops, engage in professional development, and take on special projects where assigned.

Consultants are paid on the CUNY Non-Teaching Adjunct I scale, currently $44.69/hour for new hires. Appointments are for 8-15 hours per week and must follow CUNY workload limits. Reappointment is dependent on budget, availability, and experience. Health insurance is available during the third consecutive semester of 15 hour/week appointments.

To read the full listing and learn how to apply, visit our website.  

Limited Term Appointment, New College Writing Centre at the University of Toronto (Deadline: 7/30/2021)

The New College Writing Centre in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a three-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) in the area of Writing Studies, with a specialization in anti-racist and/or decolonial writing pedagogies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, with an expected start date of September 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in the area of Writing Studies or a relevant field by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, and have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen the existing approaches in the New College Writing Centre. Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.  

Associate Director of Writing Center for Undergraduate Education, Purdue University

The Associate Director of Writing Center for Undergraduate Education is responsible for supervising and managing day-to-day activities, programming and outreach around undergraduate education for the Purdue Writing Lab.  This position will collaborate with the faculty director in implementing strategic vision for teaching, learning, and research around tutoring/mentoring writing and fostering the unit’s support for research that links the mentoring of writing for students, faculty, staff, and wider university community. Develop, update, implement, and regularly assess tutor staff education curriculum. Support recruitment, training, and development of undergraduate writing consultants in credit-bearing, internship, or self-pace curricular environment.

More information can be found at https://careers.purdue.edu/job/W-Lafayette-Associate-Director-of-Writing-Lab-IN-47901/756809100/?locale=en_US

Director of the English Language Studies (ELS) Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Deadline: Sep 30th; position to begin July 1st, 2022)

MIT Comparative Media Studies and Writing invites applications for Director of the English Language Studies (ELS) Program, a full-time (twelve-month), renewable, non-tenure track position. The Director oversees the daily operation of the ELS program, including administering the English Evaluation Test (EET) and working with other programs involved in communication pedagogy at MIT. The Director recruits, hires, and guides lecturers to teach ELS subjects; conducts annual reviews and regular observations for lecturers employed in the program and teaches four ELS classes per year (three the first year). Position will begin on July 1, 2022.  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The initial appointment is for five years. 

For full ad and to apply, please visit this page.