College of Wooster - Director of Writing Center

Director of the Writing Center

The College of Wooster invites applications for the position of Director of the Writing Center. Wooster is a liberal arts college with a strong program in writing across the curriculum; this program emphasizes mentored research for all students and culminates in a required senior thesis. Candidates should have a Ph. D. in Composition/Rhetoric or English, with experience in writing center administration and composition theory and practice. A background and teaching/research interest in digital and visual rhetorics, rhetorics of under-represented cultures, and/or ESL preferred. 1-1 course load, which includes upper-level courses in the successful candidate’s specialty and participation in the College’s interdisciplinary curriculum, including the First-Year Seminar. This position also includes teaching and mentoring of students’ Senior Independent Study projects (which all students complete as part of the College’s nationally recognized mentored undergraduate research program). Responsibilities include supervising and training Writing Center consultants, interns, and peer tutors; training faculty across the curriculum in writing instruction best practices; and assisting in assessment of college-wide writing programs. This is an administrative 12-month position and reports directly to the Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement.


The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Drug-free workplace.


For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 16, 2012. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV (including administrative and teaching experience), three letters of recommendation, writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of successful teaching to:
The Department of Human Resources
The College of Wooster
536 East Wayne Avenue
Wooster, Ohio 44691

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