Multilingual Writing Specialist, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

We are very pleased to announce the search for a new colleague to join the Northeastern University Writing Program, a 2014 CCCC Certificate of Excellence awardee. This 12-month staff position is intended to support multilingual writers, both directly through tutoring in our Writing Center and indirectly through workshops and faculty development with Writing Program instructors and others in the university. The position does not include classroom teaching. See below for the official description. Salary is competitive with full-time non-tenure track faculty positions at our university (though we are not requiring a terminal degree as we do with FT NTTF).

The Writing Program is part of the English Department and consists of First-Year Writing, an upper-division Advanced Writing in the Disciplines course, and a university Writing Center. Located in Boston, Northeastern is a mid-sized private university with about 13,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students. About 19% of the undergraduates are international students.

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The Northeastern University English Department Writing Program is pleased to announce a search for a Writing Support Specialist to join its vibrant and engaged staff of writers and teachers. The successful candidate will help develop individual and course-based multilingual writing pedagogies and support programs. Reporting to the Director of the Writing Program and working closely writing program administration, the successful candidate will directly support NU’s multilingual writers at the undergraduate and graduate level, work with both students and faculty to coordinate and enhance existing multilingual writing support resources, and build writing faculty capacity around multilingual writing pedagogy.

--Work individually in the Writing Center with multilingual students across the curriculum (an estimated 10 hours/week) on both academic and professionally oriented writing tasks.
--Plan and conduct training around multilingual writing pedagogy and support for NU Writing Center consultants and Writing Program instructors, whether through workshops, online modules, or presentations.
--Work individually with NU Writing Center consultants and Writing Program instructors in support of individual students and multilingual pedagogies.
--Work closely with the NU Writing Program Director and Writing Program administrators, supporting ongoing programs and helping to create new initiatives to support multilingual writers.
--Participate in writing-related assessment initiatives.
--Perform additional duties as assigned.

--Master’s degree in relevant discipline (e.g., Rhetoric and/or Composition Studies, English, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Language and Literacy) required. Ph.D. or Ed.D. in relevant discipline recommended.
--Up to two years teaching experience with emphasis on college-level writing in English required.
--Experience teaching writing and/or advanced language acquisition in English to students one-on-one and/or classroom settings recommended.
--Experience facilitating faculty development workshops.
--Interest or experience working collaboratively with staff, such as advisors, student affairs or admissions professionals, in support of multilingual students.
--Ability to work as a member of a diverse community.