Director of Student Writing Support Services, Dartmouth

Dartmouth College seeks an experienced academic professional to serve as Director of Student Writing Support Services at the College’s Institute for Writing and Rhetoric. The Student Center for Research, Writing, and Information Technology (RWIT) and the Writing Assistance program are the Institute’s two key branches of student support.

The Director of Student Writing Support reports to the Institute Director. Key responsibilities include leadership, long-term vision, and daily management for RWIT: hiring, training, and supervising the student junior staff, student tutors and writing assistants; assessing RWIT; overseeing the annual budget; leading the collaborative RWIT senior team; occasional faculty development activities; and interacting with other offices at the College. Teaching will include one-two first-year writing courses annually, but can include teaching in another department or program or team teaching for a total of two courses per year. The Director maintains an active scholarly research agenda at a level appropriate to the position. The appointment of the Director is for a five-year term with the possibility of renewal.

Minimum qualifications: an MA in an appropriate field (PhD preferred), deep experience in writing center work, an understanding of the ethos of a highly selective liberal arts institution, and a teaching background that includes writing courses. Consensus building skills and a teamwork approach are essential.

Dartmouth has a richly diverse student population, and the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric is deeply committed to nurturing similar diversity in our faculty. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

The starting date is July 1, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; the search committee will begin reviewing applications December 1, 2014. Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching and faculty development excellence, a description of a research agenda, contact information for three references, and a writing sample to: .

See for more information about Dartmouth's Writing and Speech program or contact Christiane Donahue, Director of the Institute for Writing & Rhetoric at <>.