Director, Campus Writing Program, University of Missouri-Columbia

The University of Missouri-Columbia seeks a Director for its twenty-two year old Campus Writing Program (CWP). Candidates should qualify for an appointment as a tenured member of the faculty with demonstrated success administrating a writing program, teaching, and advancing scholarship. There will be opportunity and expectation for continued teaching and scholarship in the candidate’s area of expertise. The Director reports to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies. The Campus Writing Program website is at

The CWP oversees a faculty-mandated, two-course writing intensive requirement for more than 21,000 undergraduates in over 50 departments and programs at a comprehensive land grant university with more than 28,000 students. The successful candidate will be expected to lead a nationally recognized program in writing across the curriculum, including:

  • Implement policy set by the Campus Writing Board, a campus-wide faculty committee charged with overseeing CWP.
  • Assist faculty in designing and implementing WI courses.
  • Coordinate the approval process for approximately 140 WI courses each semester.
  • Conduct faculty workshops and seminars every semester.
  • Collaborate with the Writing Intensive Tutorial Services (WITS).
  • Manage a budget and supervise two professional staff (Coordinators) and an Administrative Assistant.
  • The new Director will have latitude to make changes to the program in the light of an internal/external review being conducted this academic year. In particular, we are interested in providing WI courses through our summer, evening, and distance programs.

    Send letter of application, CV with list of publications and references, and any questions about the position to Dr. Aaron Krawitz, Chair of the Search Committee at, phone: 573-882-4881, or Campus Writing Program Director Search, c/o Dr. Aaron Krawitz, Office of the Vice Provost, 128 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211. Application review will begin January 7th and continue until the position is filled.

    The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and is nondiscriminatory relative to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or status as a Vietnam-era veteran. The University of Missouri is in compliance with Title VI of the civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.