Columbia University: Writing Program Associate Director / Writing Center Director

Undergraduate Writing Program, Columbia University in the City of New York
Associate Director and Director of the Writing Center

Columbia’s Undergraduate Writing Program is a four-year-old program responsible for offering the university's required first-year writing course and for operating the university's writing center. We seek to hire an associate director interested in working with a small team of writing program administrators (the director and one other associate director) to expand and administer this program.

This associate director's primary responsibility will be to direct and develop our nascent writing center. Additional duties will include teaching the university's required first-year writing course, participating in the selection and training of graduate-student instructors, and contributing to the general administration of the UWP. Experience with curriculum development, non-native speakers/writers of English, writing-in-the-disciplines, or writing and technology is also desirable.

This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position at the faculty rank of Lecturer in Discipline. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for subsequent multi-year terms pending successful review. A.B.D. considered; Ph.D. by October 1, 2006, preferred. Salary competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience.

Please send letter, C.V., and three letters of recommendation to Professor Joseph Bizup, Director, Undergraduate Writing Program, 310 Philosophy Hall, Columbia University in the City of New York, 1150 Amsterdam Ave. MC 4995, New York, NY 10027. Applications received by March 2, 2006 will receive first consideration. Our search will continue until the position is filled. We will conduct initial interviews in late March and early April, on campus and possibly at the CCCC Annual Convention in Chicago.

Columbia University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.