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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.

For the full position description, visit this link.

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.

Graduate Student Success Coordinator, The University of Kansas (Deadline: January 10, 2021)

The Graduate Student Success Coordinator (GSSC) 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 GSSC reports to the Senior Associate Director of the University Academic Support Centers. Half of this position is to specifically support graduate writing through the KU Writing Center, a unit within the University Academic Support Centers, which offers programs and services to students, faculty, and staff across all writing levels and disciplines.

For full position description, please visit this link.

Multilingual Writing Specialist and Assistant Professor of Writing, Colby College (Deadline: January 20, 2021)

The successful candidate will join a vibrant and inclusive writing program at a selective residential liberal arts college. For more information, please see the Colby Writing Program and the Farnham Writers’ Center websites.

The Multilingual Writing Specialist (MLWS) is an integral member of the Colby Writing Program and works collaboratively with its Director and the Director of the Farnham Writers’ Center on matters related to writing and communication, with primary responsibility for enhancing existing multilingual writing support for students. The successful candidate will work one-on-one with multilingual writers; teach three writing-intensive courses, one each term; help build faculty capacity around multilingual writing pedagogy; and collaborate with Writing Program faculty to plan and facilitate workshops. As a non-tenure-track, continuing member of the Colby faculty, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to develop new courses and continue to advance a research agenda in their area(s) of expertise.

For full ad and to apply, visit this link.

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 the full job announcement, please see:https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/589258300

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.

As the University’s central resource for academic, scholarly, and professional communication, the McGill Writing Centre is seeking a highly qualified individual who is committed to teaching and engaging with our strategic plans for growth and innovation.

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.