Deputy Director, Writing Program, UMass Amherst

Deputy Director, Writing Program
University of Massachusetts Amherst

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Writing Program seeks applicants for the position of Deputy Director (non-tenure track, 52-week contract) to participate in a collaboratively administered nationally recognized program that includes first-year composition courses, a writing-across-the-curriculum program, a writing center, and experimental writing courses. Under the general supervision of the Director of the Writing Program, the Deputy Director serves as coordinator for the Basic Writing course (Englwrit111) and the placement exam. The Deputy also performs administrative duties, including monitoring the budget, supervising the scheduling of courses, and coordinating with academic departments and programs across campus. Teaching load is 1:1 of first-year writing courses as well as biweekly practica meetings for 15-20 Teaching Associates, who teach first-year writing.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in relevant area (e.g., Composition Studies or English Education); research in or teaching experience with basic writing; experience with networked teaching environments; minimum three years experience in teaching composition; ability to supervise others, manage a program budget, teach faculty and students, and design and evaluate curriculum.

Normal Starting Salary: $53,300-$60,400. Salary range: $53,300-$67,500. Send letter of application, vita, evidence of teaching strength, and three letters of recommendation to Search Committee #R46106, 167 Whitmore Administration Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-8170. Priority deadline is May 6, 2013; application review will continue until position is filled. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.