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.