Assistant Director of the Writing Center

Nevada State College invites applications for a 12-month continuing position as an Assistant Director of the Writing Center to begin in the spring or fall of 2017, start date based on candidate’s availability. This position will require a dynamic individual who can assist the Writing Center Director and teach one class each semester. This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in contributing to new initiatives and development of highly-supported writing culture on a growing campus.

Our Writing Center is a new addition to the campus, and as such, it requires an Assistant Director who can:

  • Train and hire student writing specialists;
  • Manage daily writing center operations;
  • Assist the Writing Center Director with new and existing initiatives;
  • Assist faculty with integrating writing into their classes.

The Assistant Director of the Writing Center will also teach one class each semester. These classes may focus on writing in a particular discipline, such as heath sciences, social sciences, business, or physical sciences, and can include newly-proposed courses and upper-division courses, dependant on our new colleague’s interests and expertise.

Support for research and conference presentations is available, as well as support for mentoring undergraduate research in Writing Studies (broadly defined).

A strong community of faculty will support the Assistant Director of the Writing in these efforts. NSC’s faculty combine rigorous academic preparation from top doctoral programs and meaningful real-world experiences with a dedication to new and exemplary methods of instruction. They are united and inspired by the opportunity to build curricula, programs, and the college itself. As a result of the faculty’s extraordinary efforts, enrollment has climbed from 176 students in 2002 to over 3700 students in Fall 2016. 

Excellence Fosters Opportunity
Nevada State College is the first and only four-year institution in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). Located on a developing 500-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, NSC emphasizes high-quality instruction, exemplary service, engaging learning experiences, and innovation as a means to more efficient, effective outcomes in all corners of the campus. 

At Nevada State College, we celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. In order to strengthen the college and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meeting the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist the Writing Center Director with the management of the NSC Writing Center;
  • Assist the Writing Center Director with efforts to improve writing across the curriculum;
  • Teach one writing class each semester;
  • Serve on college committees, especially those that focus on writing;
  • Work with other members of the NSC community to make important decisions about curriculum and the continued growth of the college.

Salary & Benefits

  • This is a non-tenure track position
  • This position is grant/gift funded with a budgeted salary of $50,000.
  • Excellent benefits, including 14.25% retirement match, 24 annual leave days, 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and two health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MA in Writing Studies, English, or another relevant field
  • Experience in a college or university writing center, such as experience as a writing tutor
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • A sincere interest in joining NSC, a teaching college devoted to providing opportunities for a largely underserved population

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Writing Studies, Writing Center Studies, or a related field
  • Experience with peer-to-peer support, especially peer tutoring in writing
  • Experience teaching composition to diverse populations
  • Experience using technology to improve student writing
  • A background in writing pedagogy, especially experience with writing about writing and introduction to Writing Studies
  • Experience supporting student success, possibly one or more of: extra-curricular/non-cognitive support, first-generation support, veterans support, nontraditional students support, multilingual students support, graduate school preparation, test prep support

 

Nevada State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity and encourages applications from qualified members of legally protected classes. Discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, military status, or genetic information is prohibited.

 

Special Instructions

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a vitae highlighting qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants are also asked to submit a portfolio. The portfolio could include items such as a statement of educational philosophy, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, or sample assignments or activities for a course or for tutor training. We anticipate review of applications will begin November 14, 2016.

For additional questions, please contact Kathryn Tucker at kathryn.tucker@nsc.edu.

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