Seeking Tenure-Track WAC Director at the University of Virginia

The Office of the Provost at the University of Virginia invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position to serve as Director of Writing across the Curriculum. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2018, with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2018. In addition to developing external funding to support research endeavors, candidates will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the University, Department and professional organizations.

The Director of Writing across the Curriculum will teach one course per semester and work with individual schools, departments, and programs across the University to incorporate improved writing instruction into courses across disciplines. The Director will also contribute to a newly launched five-year Quality Enhancement Program focused on student writing by assisting faculty with syllabi, writing assignments, peer review, and evaluation. In rotation with other Writing Program faculty, the Director will offer workshops, create website resources, and co-teach an already established Faculty Seminar on the Teaching of Writing. The Director will also take a prominent role in University-wide assessment of student writing. 

Applicants must provide evidence of a strong research profile in the area of writing across the curriculum and have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment in July 2018. While a degree in Composition and Rhetoric may be advantageous, we are open to degrees in other fields that contribute to an understanding of writing and literacy. We are especially interested in candidates who have experience in university-wide program development.

Review of applications will begin December 10, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. We will notify by the end of December those candidates we have selected for Skype interviews in January.

To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0622124 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter describing research agenda and teaching/administrative experience, a curriculum vitae with contact information for three references, a writing sample, and teaching materials from two courses (upload to Statement of Teaching Philosophy).

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.