Assistant Professor of Academic Writing/Writing Center Director

Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to serve as Writing Center Director beginning fall 2013. The successful candidate will develop and maintain the Writing Center, have responsibility for supervising a part-time Administrative Coordinator, and a staff of both graduate and undergraduate student assistants. The person will serve as a resource for faculty who teach writing in the interdisciplinary First-Year Seminar program, conduct workshops, and teach 3 writing courses per academic year.

We seek a colleague with a strong commitment to the function of the Writing Center as an academic resource for students and faculty, a passion for undergraduate teaching, the ability to work well with faculty across the college, and a continuing program of scholarly activity. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline with demonstrated effectiveness in teaching Composition or Rhetoric is required at the time of appointment.

Pitzer College has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented social groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College’s distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. Pitzer College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For the successful applicant with the relevant interests, affiliations are possible with the intercollegiate departments of Africana Studies, Asian American Studies, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, and/or Women’s Studies.

To apply please follow the instructions located at www.pitzer.edu/facultyapply. A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, selected evidence of excellence in teaching and research, statement of teaching philosophy, a description of your research, and three letters of recommendation. Within their applications, candidates should address how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to the understanding of diversity at the College. The deadline for applying is November 1, 2012 or until the position is filled.

Due to the high number of applications we receive, we ask that you please e-mail your questions to writing_search@pitzer.edu.