Writing Across the Curriculum Director, MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology seeks a director of its Writing Across the Curriculum group to manage required communication education within different disciplines, throughout the Institute. The director is responsible for hiring and supervising WAC lecturers, for integrating communication instruction into courses across disciplines, and for ongoing program assessment and the strategic planning of new WAC initiatives. The director develops the WAC budget annually and oversees the development and implementation of writing assessments for incoming freshmen and graduate students. The director serves as a member of Writing Council and works with several campus groups involved in writing instruction and in MIT's communication requirement. The director's responsibilities include teaching two courses per year. Candidates should have an earned doctorate in rhetoric and composition or in a related field. The ideal candidate will have leadership experience in writing and/or speaking programs, substantial administrative and teaching experience, active involvement in Writing-Across-the-Curriculum and Communication-Across-the-Curriculum movements with knowledge of current theories and best practices, and experience in a technical field or with technical communication. MIT is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Applications consisting of a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, selected major publications, and names of suggested references should be submitted by November 15, 2012 to: