Dickinson College Director of Writing

Dickinson College, a highly selective liberal arts institution which prizes its multidisciplinary and global perspectives, invites applications for the position of Director of the Writing Program. This is a 12 month appointment that reports directly to the Provost/Dean of the College. The position includes directing the college’s Writing Across the Curriculum initiative and The Norman M. Eberly Writing Center. The candidate, supported by an assistant director, designs faculty workshops, develops writing intensive courses across the disciplines, oversees an active ESL/ELL program, and creates new initiatives such as assessment projects. The director chairs the college subcommittee on writing and sits on the Academic Program and Standards Committee. Teaching responsibilities include two courses annually. The director has full eligibility for research and development funding, attends faculty meetings, and has contributing faculty status.
The position requires proven leadership, effectiveness at working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students, and excellent communications and organization skills. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric, demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship, and a record of publication, as well as WAC/WID administrative and assessment experience.
The search committee will begin screening applications on January 15, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications and materials for this position must be submitted electronically at http://jobs.dickinson.edu
(the position type is Administrative/Professional ).
Dickinson College is committed to diversity, and we encourage candidates who will contribute to meeting that goal to apply. Applications and nominations of women and minorities are strongly encouraged.
For more information, email winston@dickinson.edu.