Assistant Director, University Center for Writing-based Learning

Assistant Director of the University Center for Writing-Based Learning

The new University Center for Writing-based Learning at DePaul invites applications for a full-time (12-month) position as one of two Assistant Directors The successful applicant will support the Director in the development, implementation, and maintenance of writing initiatives and resources (including training materials, assignments, and classroom activities) for the Liberal Studies Program and major schools and programs across the university. Successful, independent delivery of writing workshops and one-to-one consultation with faculty from across the university expected, as well as co-supervision of graduate students involved in the Center’s Graduate Assistant Liaison Program. The Assistant Director for Faculty Development will teach three courses per year (one per quarter) in the First-Year Writing program.

MA in English (PhD desireable) or other appropriate field with course work in teaching writing, composition theory, rhetoric, WAC/WID, or writing center work required. In addition, candidate should

• Have significant experience teaching writing at the postsecondary level;
• Demonstrate excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills;
• Be prepared to contribute to a program grounded in evolving academic technologies.

The University Center for Writing-based Learning at DePaul is a unit of Academic Affairs directed by a tenured member of the rhetoric and composition faculty. In addition to its work with faculty from across the university’s two main campuses in Lincoln Park and Downtown, the Center also operates writing tutorial services in both locations.

We particularly seek candidates who mirror the diversity of the university and its surrounding urban community, and we specifically solicit applications from women, people of color, and individuals from other historically underrepresented groups.

To apply, send a letter and CV by email attachment to Peter Vandenberg, Professor and Director, University Center for Writing-based Learning, DePaul University ( AND apply at (Position #14823). Position open until filled; review of applications begins immediately. DePaul University is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.