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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.

Associate Professor of English and Writing Center Director, The U.S. Air Force Academy (Deadline: 2/19/2021)

The U.S. Air Force Academy is hiring for an Assoc. Professor of English and Writing Center Director. This position has primary responsibilities serving as the Writing Center Director, housed within the Academic Success Center, as well as teaching undergraduate courses which may include English composition, Reading Strategies, Technical Writing, and English for Academic Purposes

For more information, see the full job announcement.

Faculty Lecturer, McGill Writing Centre (Deadline: February 24, 2021)

The McGill University School of Continuing Studies invites applications for the position of full-time Faculty Lecturer at the McGill Writing Centre. The McGill Writing Centre is an academic unit that serves the student population through undergraduate and graduate courses as well as non-credit courses and workshops and a tutorial service.

We are interested in receiving applications from candidates who have a background in Writing Studies and a specialization in at least one or both of the following areas: Rhetoric and Composition; English for Academic Purposes. Teaching excellence, expertise in fostering active learning and inclusive environments, and experience in coordinating multi-section writing courses is a top priority, as is teaching digital writing technologies or writing in the disciplines, and online/remotely.

This is a full-time, ranked academic, non-tenure-track position with an initial appointment of two (2) years, reporting directly to the MWC Director. The desired start date is June 1, 2021.

Click here to view the full posting (#JR0000007465) in English or French.  Applications received by February 24, 2021 will be given priority consideration.

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.

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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