Director First-Year Writing, St. John's U, Institute for Writing Studies (Asst or Assoc Prof)

Last year St. John's University created the Institute for Writing Studies, a multimillion dollar facility housing the University's first First-Year Writing program, new Writing Centers on two campuses, and the University's first Writing Across the Curriculum program. The result is a newly formed community of dedicated writing specialists where all faculty, undergraduate Writing Center consultants, and graduate students are invited to participate in the organic development of this growing, multifaceted program. At present three faculty directors administer specific aspects of the program (one to direct the Writing Centers, one to direct WAC, and one to direct the Institute), and they collaborate to offer coordinated, shared programming. The Institute now seeks a tenure-track colleague to direct the First-Year Writing program who will create new undergraduate and graduate courses for a vibrant and fast-growing English Department with a growing focus on writing studies. Alongside the position’s administrative responsibilities, the position carries a 1-1 teaching load. Individuals who possess expertise in new media (digital literacies, media theory, digital poetics) or English Education are especially encouraged to apply, but candidates with other research interests that can complement existing areas in writing studies are also welcome.

Send letter of application, c.v., writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, and 3 or more letters of reference to

Derek Owens, Director, Institute for Writing Studies, St. John's University, St. Augustine Library, Rm 150, Queens, NY 11439, Attn: Dorothy Bukay

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