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Writing Center Manager, Brigham Young University (Deadline: September 15th, 2020)

The Writing Center Manager draws on awareness of scholarship and best practices in writing center studies or related fields (writing studies, rhetoric and composition studies, literacy studies, linguistics, education), as well as administrative experience in writing centers or writing program administration, to manage all aspects of the Writing Center (WC) and, in collaboration with library administrators, the Research and Writing Center (RWC). The Manager supervises three non-student staff positions (two three-quarter-time associate managers and one part-time administrative assistant) and 50+ undergraduate writing consultants. This is a full-time, non-faculty, 12-month administrative position. The Manager reports to the Faculty Coordinator, a tenure-track faculty member in the English department.

In collaboration with the Faculty Coordinator, the Manager ensures implementation of best practices in all areas of writing center administration, informed by current conversations and publications in writing center studies. While the position affords professional development opportunities through regional and national engagement with writing center professionals, the Manager’s primary responsibilities are to oversee daily operations in the WC and assist in administration of the RWC. This is a dynamic position that requires a willingness to be flexible, adaptive, and collaborative in prioritizing and fulfilling essential functions.

Link to full ad available here (Job ID: 91590).

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.

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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.

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.

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