Austin College - Director of Writing Center/Assistant Professor

AUSTIN COLLEGE invites applications for the Director of the Writing Center. This is a full-time, non-tenure track permanent position with faculty rank. Faculty rank (assistant, associate, or professor) is based on experience and negotiable. A Ph.D. in Rhetoric/Composition or comparable field required. The position comprises a blend of administrative duties as Director of Austin College’s Center for Writing, and teaching duties in the area of Rhetoric and Composition. The position will begin in August 2017. Teaching expectation is one course per semester. Teaching responsibilities include expository writing, upper level courses in writing and writing pedagogy, first-year seminars, and January Terms. Specialty is open, and we welcome candidates with a variety of interests.

Applicants should demonstrate excellence in teaching, experience with writing centers, and a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. Ideal candidates will also have experience in some or all of the following areas: the administration of writing centers, faculty workshops in Writing Across the Curriculum, peer tutor training, curriculum development, and/or program assessment. Additionally, candidates should have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty across the disciplines in shaping a strong and energetic writing curriculum.

Austin College is a selective national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 1300 undergraduates located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the college is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives. For more information visit

Submit your letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, CV, copies of graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to (preferred), or, by mail to Dr. Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres, Vice President for Academic Affairs, 900 N. Grand Avenue, Suite 6D, Sherman, TX 75090-4400. Deadline for applications is November 28, 2016 and interviews will be done at MLA.

Austin College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants. Must be legally authorized to work without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).