The University of California, Riverside, seeks to hire an associate or full professor to develop and direct the University Writing Program. We are seeking a senior academic leader who will have overall responsibility for the promotion and development of campus writing programs. The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment in the academic department of his or her discipline. The position is effective July 1, 2007.
The successful candidate should have the necessary skills and experience to create and oversee a complex writing program. Responsibilities will include: working with writing faculty to design a writing-across-the-disciplines program; developing a comprehensive pedagogy and training program for graduate students and lecturers who teach writing; advising on computer-assisted instruction in the classroom; developing and overseeing a writing center that provides trained one-on-one tutoring, small writing workshops, and other support services for students across campus, including those students who have special difficulties writing in English. Experience with program assessment will be useful, for the Director will oversee an initial assessment project and subsequent periodic assessments of the writing program. Experience with grant-writing will also be useful. Ability to work with faculty in a wide range of science, social science, humanities, and arts disciplines is required.