Lecturer-track Writing Center Director

Located 36 miles east of Atlanta, Emory University's Oxford College invites applications for a full-time, lecturer-track Writing Center Director to begin August 2019.

The Director will oversee the Oxford Writing Center, which supports Oxford’s campus culture of writing and the development of consultants and students as flexible, thoughtful writers. The Director will recruit, train, and supervise undergraduate Writing Consultants, as well as a small number of Writing Fellows attached to writing courses; teach a tutor-preparation course; develop and assess writing center goals and programming; and collaborate with related units. The Director will teach one First-Year Writing course per semester, with opportunities to teach and develop other writing and rhetoric courses in the candidate’s area of specialty, including a first-year Discovery Seminar. The Director will also work closely with the Director of the Writing Program to provide ongoing vision for the writing center.

Oxford College’s Writing Program includes a First-Year Writing requirement, taught through the English Department, and a Continuing Writing requirement, fulfilled through courses in a number of disciplines. Oxford’s student population is approximately 18% international, many of whom are non-native English speakers, requiring that writing center consultants be prepared to support both non-native English speakers and native speakers.

Qualifications

A Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition or a related field, in hand by the time of appointment.  Administrative experience in a writing or communication center and knowledge of current writing center theory and practice.  Demonstrated excellence in teaching academic writing, including experience supporting multilingual student writers.

Preferred qualifications: Commitment to teaching and learning in a liberal arts curriculum. Experience teaching tutor-training practicum courses, supervising undergraduates, and mentoring undergraduate researchers; performing program assessment; experience supporting digital portfolios, multimodal composition, and/or digital writing. Familiarity with writing across the curriculum and writing in the disciplines. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in writing center work.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit applications via this post including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, administrative philosophy, teaching philosophy, evidence of strong teaching, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and three reference letters. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. First-round interviews will be held via video conferencing.  Inquiries can be directed to the search committee chair and Director of the Writing Program, Dr. Gwendolynne Reid (gwendolynne.reid@emory.edu).

One of Emory University's four schools partnering in undergraduate education, Oxford College provides 950 first- and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for the first two years of their Emory bachelor’s degree.  We are interested in candidates with a commitment to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community that values excellence in teaching and close student-faculty interaction. Applications from women and historically underrepresented minorities are particularly welcome.

For more information about Oxford College and for a full listing of open positions, visit http://oxford.emory.edu/hiring

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