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Undergraduate Writing Programs Director
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
|Job Description||The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites nominations and applications for Director of the Undergraduate Writing Center (UWC) at the rank of Academic Administrator.
The Director of the UWC administers all aspects of the writing center, which serves traditional and non-traditional undergraduate students. The director provides leadership in writing tutoring for undergraduates across the university’s campus and colleges; designs and coordinates structured, personalized writing instruction that reflects and integrates current writing theory and practice for a wide range of writing projects; performs outreach to faculty and courses across campus; and organizes and delivers presentations and workshops related to writing processes and skills to a range of university audiences. The UWC operates largely on the peer mentoring model and includes both face-to-face, online writing support, and workshops requested by faculty or other campus units/organizations. The Director of the UWC reports to the Director of Writing Programs. The UWC Director also teaches between one and two tutoring mentoring courses per quarter.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D., Ed.D. in a discipline relevant to the position or commensurate experience in writing center administration. Evidence of excellent administrative performance in a college or university writing center; Training in writing center theory and administration, multilingual writing theories, and demonstrated knowledge of best practices in the field. Demonstrable excellence in teaching undergraduate writing courses. Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills, and demonstrated ability to work well in a team-oriented environment.
Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of effective management and mentoring of student employees; experience with budget management; experience teaching undergraduate composition courses; evidence of effective tutoring or teaching multi-lingual writers; experience in tutor mentoring; and evidence of innovative educational programming.
1. Oversee all operations of the UWC, including managing its daily operations, overseeing all budget, payroll, and purchasing activities, maintaining its technology and equipment needs, and assessing the effectiveness of its programming and operations.
2. Train, direct, and mentor the UWC’s staff of 35 to 50 undergraduate employees. Organize and sustain instructor development programs in collaboration with other disciplines.
3. Strategically direct, promote, and publicize the services of the Writing Center, including developing and managing its content marketing.
4. Teach tutor mentoring courses during the 3 quarters.
5. Engage in service at the department, college, university, and national levels.
Please apply online https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF07768. Please include a curriculum vitae and cover letter that includes teaching and writing center philosophy.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.
Associate Teaching Professor (tenured)
UC Santa Cruz
|Institution||UC Santa Cruz|
|Position||Associate Teaching Professor (tenured)|
|Job Description||The Writing Program at UC Santa Cruz is hiring an Associate Teaching Professor, starting in fall 2023. I hope you will consider applying to work in this supportive, forward-thinking, independent Writing Program in beautiful Santa Cruz.
We are seeking a Writing Studies/Rhetoric and Composition/TESOL teacher-scholar, and the area of specialty is open. The full job ad is here: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01364.
As noted in the job ad, our Writing Program has a faculty of five Teaching Professors and approximately 45 union-represented lecturers. Within the University of California, Associate Teaching Professors have full tenure and Senate rights. The Teaching Professor series prioritizes teaching and also values professional achievement and activity. In the Writing Program, Associate Teaching Professors typically teach six courses. Release time is granted for significant service opportunities and obligations, including administering the Writing Program.
UMN Writing Studies Assistant or Associate Professor in Writing Instruction and Pedagogy
University of Minnesota
|University of Minnesota|
|Position||UMN Writing Studies Assistant or Associate Professor in Writing Instruction and Pedagogy|
|Job Description||The Department of Writing Studies is pleased to announce a tenure-track position in writing instruction and pedagogy, beginning fall 2023. We are seeking a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we are interested in candidates who can support and expand this commitment. We seek an outstanding candidate with an active research agenda in writing pedagogy that engages key issues in the field such as social justice, antiracist pedagogy, linguistic justice, queer rhetorics, disability studies, and/or accessibility. The successful candidate will be interested in leadership of our first-year writing program, able to contribute across our programs in first-year writing, writing studies, rhetoric, and technical communication, and excited to join a department that is committed to being a national leader in writing pedagogy research. The successful candidate will also have interest in teaching and advising both undergraduate and graduate students, ranging from first-year students to PhD students.
For more information, and to apply, visit our careers site. To find the position, search for job code 351161 or use the following search filters: Job Family (Academic), Location (Twin Cities), Academic & Administrative Unit (Liberal Arts, College of). Priority will be given to completed applications received by October 3, 2022, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to department administrator, Jennifer Franko, at email@example.com.
Assistant Professor of Practice and Writing Center Director
Purdue University Northwest
The Department of English and World Languages at Purdue University Northwest is hiring a non-tenure track, Assistant Professor of Practice and Writing Center Director, 10 months (mid-August to mid-May)
Writing Center Director Position Description
• Supervise all tutors at both campus centers and online
• Supervise physical space and technology for both campus centers, including appropriate health and safety measures
• Coordinate recruitment, hiring, and HR needs with department administrators
• Lead assessment and reporting on Writing Center activities
• Lead Writing Center promotion on campus within the department, college, university, and wider community
• Develop and lead (or recruit leaders for) variety of writing programs and workshops for campus community and collaborate with instructors for class visits
• Manage and coordinate online tutoring schedule system (WC Online) and university website
• Develop and implement new tutoring and scheduling practices as appropriate/in line with current best practices
• Create and report on annual budget
• Lead tutor training and development of pedagogical materials
• Lead research, seek grants and outside funding, and contribute to writing center scholarship
• Supervise tutor record keeping and ensure consistent tutoring practices across modes and campuses
• Organize tutor professional development events
Along with the above responsibilities, this position involves teaching at least one course per semester in one of the following areas: First Year Writing, Business/Technical Writing, Rhetoric and Composition, and/or other advanced writing studies.
This position would require a minimum of a MA in English or a related field with a preference for someone with experience with First Year Writing and Writing Centers.
This position will engage the wider campus community and help students across the university achieve success in their various programs thus helping maintain and increase retention at PNW. In this way, the new Director will help maintain the centrality of CHESS at PNW.
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago and the Indiana Dunes National Park, we value academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate diversity.
PNW serves approximately 8,800 students, with more than 70 areas of study at the baccalaureate, master’s and applied doctoral levels. Academic programs are offered within six colleges that have operations on two campuses located in Hammond and Westville:
• College of Business
• College of Engineering and Sciences
• College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences
• College of Nursing
• College of Technology
• Honors College
The university is consistently ranked among the best regional universities in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges report. Our nursing, engineering, computer science, and cybersecurity programs are among those earning national recognitions. PNW also is recognized for social mobility among Midwest regional universities. As a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (GLIAC), the PNW Pride compete in NCAA Division II athletics, with more than 300 student-athletes excelling both in the classroom and in competition. Purdue Northwest is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The university employs approximately 1,100 faculty and staff.
The College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences serves over 1,400 undergraduate students and 170 graduate students across a wide range of programs. Departments and Schools within the college include:
• Behavioral Sciences
• Communication and Creative Arts
• English and World Languages
• History, Philosophy, Politics and Economics
• School of Education and Counseling
The College houses the Community Counseling Center that provides quality affordable mental health services and the Institute for Social and Policy Research, which uses social science and policy analysis methods to find solutions to educational, social, and health-related challenges facing the citizens of Northwest Indiana and the Chicago metropolitan region. The college is also home to the Willie T. Donald Exoneration Advisory Coalition to support those who have been wrongfully convicted in the state of Indiana.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Start date: August 2023. To apply, applicants should submit the following: 1) cover letter specifically addressing required experience; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion; and 4) three professional references.
For inquiries, please contact Michael Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Purdue University Northwest; 2200 169th Street, Hammond, IN 46323.
A background check will be required for employment in this position.
Purdue University Northwest is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Assistant Teaching Professor
University of Notre Dame
The University Writing Program at Notre Dame invites applications for the position of Assistant Teaching Professor of Writing & Rhetoric. This is a full-time, renewable, non-tenure track position in a dynamic writing program serving an increasingly diverse population of undergraduate students. The person hired will teach three sections of first-year writing per semester, serve as a mentor to graduate student instructors, and contribute to the intellectual life of the program. Our courses are capped at 16 students.
We seek applicants with strong records of teaching diverse student populations and a commitment to program development. We especially welcome applicants whose expertise supports our program’s ongoing efforts in one or more of the following areas: inclusive pedagogy; community-engaged writing; information literacies; assessment; multimodal writing pedagogy; writing across the curriculum.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Closing Date: November 15, 2022
Application Instructions: The University of Notre Dame is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account. Submit application materials to Interfolio. (https://apply.interfolio.com/113635)
Cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation are required.
For more information about the University Writing Program at Notre Dame, visit: http://uwp.nd.edu.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
Requirements: A PhD in rhetoric and composition, writing studies, or closely related field by date of appointment. At least three years of experience teaching first-year writing is preferred.
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. https://apply.interfolio.com/113635
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
Assistant or Associate Professor of Writing Studies
University of California at Merced
|University of California at Merced|
|Position||Assistant or Associate Professor of Writing Studies|
|Job Description||The Department of Global Arts, Media, and Writing Studies seeks candidates for an Assistant Teaching Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Teaching Professor (with tenure) position. Successful candidates will have demonstrated distinction in teaching and scholarly/creative activities in practice, theory, or pedagogy of rhetoric and composition/writing studies at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and/or Minority Serving Institution (MSI). Assigned teaching for this position will largely be in 1st-year writing, so demonstrated excellence in this area is imperative. Candidates with additional experience effectively teaching professional/technical writing are particularly encouraged to apply.
For further information and to apply, see https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/JPF01416
|Expiration Date||10/15/2022, with final closing 11/01/22|
|Contactperson||Eileen Kogl Camfield|
Assistant/Associate Professor and University Writing Program Director, English Composition
Northern Arizona University
|Northern Arizona University|
|Position||Assistant/Associate Professor and University Writing Program Director, English Composition|
|Job Description||This posting is for a full-time, in-person (on the Flagstaff mountain campus), benefit-eligible, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in English Composition. This position will begin in the 2023/2024 academic year. This position is on a ten-month contract beginning in late July 2023.
The University Writing Program (UWP) seeks a dedicated educator to serve as Director of the university’s composition program. Director duties include teaching 10 credits for the English department per academic year (3 credits of ENG 601: Graduate Teaching Assistant Practicum; 4 credits of ENG 105: Critical Reading and Writing in the University; and 3 credits of an English course determined by academic expertise and department need). In addition, the Director will support the UWP through other assigned duties including:
• Working with Vice Provost’s Office & English Chair to determine staffing and scheduling needs for the UWP (fall, spring, summer, full-time and part-time, f2f and distance).
• Providing an overall academic vision and plan for English 105 Curriculum and Assessment in collaboration with UWP colleagues, including cross-institutional articulation.
• Assisting in planning the two-week pre-fall-semester orientation/training for new and returning GTAs in conjunction with the UWP Associate Director and UWP career track faculty.
• Designing professional development for UWP teachers with respect to curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment.
• Engaging in self-assessment of leadership with multiple stakeholders including students, Graduate Teaching Assistants, and continuing non-tenure track faculty.
• Hiring, supervising, mentoring, and evaluating English 105 Graduate Teaching Assistants.
• Serving as University Liaison for UWP and coordinating with university-wide and English department programs that work with GTAs and/or first year composition students.
Minimums for Assistant Professor
• Ph.D. in English or related field; (conferred by contract start date)
• 3 years of writing program administration experience
• 3 years of teaching experience in First Year Composition
• Research and scholarship in the discipline of Writing Studies
Minimums for Associate Professor
• Ph.D. in English or related field; (conferred by contract start date)
• Minimum of six years at the level of Assistant Professor in Writing Studies
• More than 3 years of writing program administration experience
• More than 3 years of Teaching Experience in First Year Composition
• Established, significant published research and scholarship in Writing Studies
• Experience working across disciplines to create a vibrant undergraduate student-centered curriculum.
• Established commitment to reflective and innovative approaches to writing curriculum and assessment.
• Evidence of a commitment to teaching and assessment methods that support Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice.
• Evidence of participation in professional development with a focus on collaborative leadership and/or strategic communication styles.
• Demonstrated ability to support, train, mentor, and collaborate with graduate teaching assistants and faculty in Writing Studies.
• Demonstrated research/publications in Writing Studies.
Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
As of 12/10/21, the Safer Federal Workforce employee vaccination requirement is currently suspended pending the outcome of a federal court-issued injunction. This injunction has suspended the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. For current status of the vaccine requirement and/or questions, please visit FAQs for Employee Vaccination Requirement.
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
Commensurate with experience and academic qualifications.
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2022.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, and then search for Job Title: “Asst/Assoc Professor and University Writing Program, English Composition” and Job ID “606620.”
Application must include the following attachments:
• Cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position
• Curriculum Vitae demonstrating interest in and ability to conduct research in Writing Studies
• Statement of Administrative Philosophy and Leadership
• Diversity statement (750-word maximum) describing past experiences with and/or potential for future commitment to mentoring a diverse student body through teaching and/or research, and scholarship and service endeavors supporting diverse populations within the larger community.
• Evidence of effective teaching from course syllabi, evaluations, student quotations, etc.
• Graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable for application)
• Current contact information for three references
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If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.
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