Director of the Writing Center at Radford University

Dear all,

Please see the job ad below for Director of the Writing Center at Radford University. The position also requires teaching composition/rhetoric related courses.

Position:  ENGLISH. Tenure-track Assistant Professor. Serve as Director of the Writing Center and teach composition/rhetoric related courses.  Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric/Composition, or related field.  ABD with an anticipated dissertation completion date within 12 months of the start date may be considered, individuals who are ABD would be hired at a rank of instructor until the doctorate is complete. Experience with writing center/writing program administration and tutor training, and experience teaching written and oral communication courses required.  Position also requires a commitment to an ongoing scholarly agenda and University service.   Anticipated employment start date: August 10, 2019.

Apply online at Only online applications will be accepted.  Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2018. Applicants are asked to upload a letter of application, current and complete vita, evidence of effective administration and teaching, and contact information for three references.

Located in the scenic New River Valley, between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the south and the Appalachian Mountains to the north, Radford University is a growing university, approaching 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. A student-focused institution, Radford’s commitment to student engagement provides a wide range of opportunities for learning, growth, and collaboration for faculty as well as students.

As the largest college at Radford and home to Liberal Arts instruction on campus, the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences is central to the mission of the university. Faculty members strive to develop in their students a range of intellectual skills and habits of mind that will serve them well throughout their academic and professional lives, as well as in their personal lives as productive citizens. Students regularly engage with faculty in experiential learning activities and internships that provide opportunities to serve communities while preparing for careers. Faculty members’ scholarly and creative activity is viewed as a vital corollary to the instructional mission of the institution, with faculty encouraged to co-author research with undergraduate and graduate students.

The College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences recently moved into a new 145,000 square foot state-of-the-art instructional facility that is home to all 125+ college faculty members. Centrally located on the main quad of the campus, it is the largest academic building at the university and houses an array of specialized teaching and research facilities.  Additional information about the College is available here:  Information about Radford University is available here:  

Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity. All new hires to Radford University will be subject to E-Verify. E-Verify is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, UCIS-Verification Division and the Social Security Administration and allows participating employers to electronically verify employment eligibility. This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

Paige Hayes Horst

Assistant Professor, English Education

Radford University