DIRECTOR OF WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

Stern College for Women, the undergraduate college of arts and sciences for women of Yeshiva University, seeks an experienced, enthusiastic teacher/administrator to direct its new Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) initiative. The focus of this tenure-track position will be helping individual departments to articulate the criteria for writing in their disciplines, supporting their efforts to translate those criteria into effective pedagogical strategies, and facilitating the development of department-based writing courses designed to give majors the discipline-specific skills necessary to write, read, and research effectively in their chosen fields. Over the longer term, the WAC Director will work with the Director of the Writing Center and faculty involved in the Composition program in offering faculty and students the support and skills they need to foster a thriving culture of writing at Stern.

The successful candidate will have significant classroom teaching experience in writing-intensive courses, demonstrated ability to promote Writing Across the Curriculum awareness and activity, and proven administrative skills, including interpersonal and organizational communication skills. We seek candidates who combine mature, experientially grounded approaches to the teaching of writing with the pedagogical suppleness necessary to help faculty from very different disciplines and a variety of educational philosophies develop approaches to teaching writing that meet their needs.

Position begins Fall 2007; Ph.D. required. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please send CV, statement of educational philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to The Writing Across the Curriculum Search Committee, c/o Aviva Needle, 205 Lexington Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10016, or email avivaneedle@yu.edu. Applications will be reviewed immediately. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA Convention, December 27-30.

For more information about Stern College for Women, visit www.yu.edu/stern. EOE.

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