University at Buffalo, Director, Writing Across the Curriculum; Associate/Full Professor, English

The University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, is seeking an Associate or Full Professor in English with research and teaching interests in the area of rhetoric and writing, who will also serve as the Director of Writing across the Curriculum for UB’s general education program.

As Director of Writing across the Curriculum, the candidate will work within UB’s Office of Undergraduate Education to coordinate a significant aspect of UB’s general education program, Communication Literacy 2, which is delivered to all UB undergraduates as a disciplinary specific course in departments and by faculty across campus. The Director position would have responsibility for coordinating these activities, supporting faculty in curricular innovation and dissemination of best practices, as well as overseeing assessment. The Director position would work closely with staff and the Director of UB’s general education program, participate in relevant general education governance committees, and coordinate with faculty who manage and deliver the first course in composition. Appointment to the Director role is at the discretion of University leadership. We anticipate the initial appointment will be for three years.

As a member of the English faculty, the candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, pursue a research/creative agenda, mentor graduate students, and provide service at the department and University levels. While serving as Director of Writing across the Curriculum, the candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and research at a level in line with their administrative role.

A PhD and a record of scholarship in English, Rhetoric, Technical Communication, or closely related field, as well as previous administrative experience is required. For consideration, please send letter of inquiry, CV, and contact information for referees by November 15, 2018.