Writing Center Director

Writing Center Director
Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor
The Writing Department of Loyola College seeks to hire a Director of the Writing Center whose essential duties will include full participation in the life of the department: teaching core and major courses including Writing Center Theory & Practice; advising majors; engaging in department and college service; undertaking academic scholarship related to writing centers and WAC. Writing Center duties will include administering the budget; collecting and creating student and faculty resources; hiring, preparing and supervising tutors; participating in the Writing Center/Composition/WAC scholarly community; and collaborating with the Director of Composition to promote WAC.

Required Qualifications: Doctorate in appropriate area of study; Record of teaching excellence at the college level; Well-established record of writing scholarship in areas relevant to the position; Demonstrated success in writing program administration; Experience in writing-across-the-curriculum; Commitment to Jesuit education.

Desired Qualifications: Study of a wide range of writing including creative, critical, and professional; Experience in preparation and supervision of peer tutors; Experience teaching first-year writing; Experience with multi-/interdisciplinary initiatives; Appropriate levels of expertise with technology as a tool for research and the production of written and graphic text; Experience supporting ESL/ ELL graduate and undergraduate students.

The Writing Center provides services to both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to one-to-one student and faculty consultations, the LWC offers workshops for faculty and students on various writing topics, supports college-wide initiatives such as student orientations and faculty teaching workshops. Staffing includes undergraduate peer tutors, graduate student assistants, and writing instructors. For more information about, please visit the web site http://www.loyola.edu/writingcenter/

The Writing Department is an established department in the College of Arts and Sciences. It offers the first-year core writing course as well as upper-division courses to support the writing major. The department is actively engaged in college-wide initiatives such as the Diversity Course Requirement, Service Learning, and First-year academic programs. Writing faculty are active scholars and writers. See the department web site for more info: http://www.loyola.edu/writing

Loyola College is a dynamic, highly selective, Jesuit Catholic institution in the liberal arts tradition and is recognized as a leading independent, comprehensive university in the northeastern United States. The main campus is located in a beautiful residential section of Baltimore, a vibrant and culturally diverse city, with Graduate Centers in Timonium and Columbia. Loyola enrolls over 3,500 students in its undergraduate programs and 2,400 students in its graduate programs.

The College welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to its educational mission. Loyola is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups, regardless of religious affiliation. Additional information is available at http://www.loyola.edu.

Applicants should submit a cv, coverletter and list of references online at http://www.loyola.edu/HR/Employment/. For more information contact Peggy O’Neill, Search Committee Chair at (410) 617-2404, or poneill1@loyola.edu .