Full/Associate Professor and Director of University Writing Program

Full/Associate Professor and Director of University Writing Program
Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences' Klein Family School of Communications Design
University of Baltimore

The position is open until filled, and completed applications received by February 1, 2017 will receive full consideration.  The University of Baltimore seeks an innovative leader at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor to direct the university expository writing program. The writing program is housed within the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences' Klein Family School of Communications Design. Successful candidates will demonstrate a sophisticated approach to writing in many forms and discourse communities, including digital writing technologies, and will show proven ability in curricular development, advocating with faculty for writing, and developing further the overall writing program within the university both intellectually and programmatically.

Qualifications include a terminal degree in writing studies or related field; a demonstrated record of scholarship, teaching, service, and administration appropriate for appointment as a full or associate professor in an academic program at UB; a demonstrated ability to work well with a diverse community of students and faculty; and a demonstrated familiarity, through teaching and/or publication, with contemporary pedagogical philosophies, strategies, and innovations in teaching, learning, and professional development.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

Coordinating writing courses, such as freshman composition, and the existing upper level required writing courses, including

  • Syllabus development and revision
  • Course scheduling
  • Student placement
  • Hiring, training, and evaluating new faculty and graduate assistants
  • Managing program assessment
  • Arbitrating grade disputes and other faculty and student grievances

Facilitating writing across the curriculum:

  • Organizing professional development for faculty across disciplines in collaboration with other offices on campus
  • Assisting faculty with the development of learning modules based on assessable learning outcomes across teaching platforms (face to face, online, hybrid)

Salary, rank, and appointment will be commensurate with the candidate's background, experience, and record of achievement. Employment offer is contingent on position funding.

Before submitting a required electronic application, please save the following documents in PDF (strongly preferred) or Word format. The academic selection team must receive electronic applications with these documents attached.

  1. current curriculum vitae
  2. letter of interest addressing qualifications, as well as teaching and leadership philosophy
  3. list of references
  4. a recent publication or sample of scholarship

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the School of Law, the College of Public Affairs, the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, and the Merrick School of Business.

Visit http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=1174 to access our electronic application.

The University of Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution. The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices.