The Director of the University Writing and Rhetoric Center (UWRC) provides vision and leadership in developing and sustaining the mission of the center and providing and assessing its various programs and services: a writing and rhetoric tutoring service for students across campus, including the training, supervision, and evaluation of graduate and undergraduate tutors; coordinating the implementation of the Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE) as part of the CSU-mandated Graduation Writing Requirement for upper division and graduate students; and providing student support and services for faculty and staff across campus who provide writing in GE and their disciplines. Duties will include developing and assessing initiatives in response to new mandates (e.g., Early Start) and/or campus needs (e.g., a writing fellows program).
The UWRC is a program within the College of Liberal Arts. Under the general direction of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and in consultation and collaboration with the UWRC Faculty Board, the incumbent in this position will serve as the director, providing leadership and direction for the UWRC. As director, the incumbent has primary responsibility for sustaining the vision and carrying out the strategic planning of the UWRC. The director of the UWRC will maintain a dynamic writing center program, overseeing its daily operations, supervising the UWRC staff, supervising and mentoring its more than thirty graduate and undergraduate tutors in its two current campus tutoring locations, marketing and expanding the center's services as appropriate, and engaging in ongoing assessment of the center's work. Further, by engaging in meaningful collaboration with, among others, the freshman writing program director, the director will support and enhance the university's writing curriculum.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Master's of Arts in English, Composition, or a related field, with a minimum of three years of substantive experience in writing center administration.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in English, Composition, or a related field; a record of intellectual and/or professional contributions to the field, experience with campus-wide writing assessment, and specific experience working with multilingual writers; experience with WC-Online or related scheduling software, PeopleSoft CMS, design software such as InDesign, and presentation software such as PowerPoint.
To apply, please visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG, complete a required online faculty application and apply to Requisition #102811. Please attach to your online application a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of philosophy regarding writing center pedagogy. Please refer to the online posting for mailing instructions for three current letters of recommendation and official transcripts showing highest degree. Open until filled; REVIEW BEGIN DATE: April 29, 2013. Projected Start Date: July 1, 2013. For full consideration, all applicant materials must be received by the Review Begin Date. Cal Poly is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of all qualified individuals. EEO.