Director of College Writing at Pomona College (open rank, open field)

Director of College Writing. Open field, open rank. Ph.D. preferred. Full-time faculty position (non-tenure track, with faculty benefits). The Director of College Writing reports to the Dean of the College.

Pomona College, a highly selective liberal arts college, is seeking a visionary and collaborative writing program administrator with expertise in faculty development and program assessment. The successful candidate will be an innovative teacher-scholaradministrator with at least two years of experience in writing program leadership. At Pomona, faculty from across the disciplines teach theme-based first-year writing seminars. In addition and starting in the 2016-2017 academic year, all students at Pomona College must satisfy a discipline-based writing intensive General Education Requirement.

The Director of College Writing provides leadership for the college’s writing program, which includes faculty development and assessment for the first-year seminar program and the new writing-intensive courses as well as the Writing Center. The program is staffed by a full-time Assistant Director of College Writing, who currently runs the Writing Center and coordinates a course-based Writing Fellows program, by peer tutors, and by an administrative assistant. The Director of College Writing serves on committees ex officio, including the Committee on Critical Thinking and Writing (which oversees the college’s writing-intensive courses), and teaches one class per semester, including the first-year writing seminar and writing-intensive seminars in a relevant department.

The successful candidate will be able to develop, implement, and assess long-term plans for writing across the college. The candidate will also have experience working with and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Applications should include a dossier, including (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae, (3) graduate transcripts; (4) three brief statements – (a) one addressing teaching philosophy (including student and faculty development), (b) one addressing scholarship, and (c) one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body; and (5) three letters of recommendation. These documents should be uploaded to academicjobsonline.org.

Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2015. Pomona College supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment.

For further information, we can be reached via email at CollegeWritingSearch@pomona.edu.

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