Director of College Writing - Flagler College

Flagler College invites applications for a Director of College Writing position.  Flagler has strong existing courses in First Year Composition focused on academic writing (evidence-based argument), and an established peer and Instructor writing tutoring program, run through its Learning Resource Center.  We are looking for someone to unify the culture of writing at the college through oversight of these existing dimensions of college writing, but also to continue to grow that culture by developing and promoting best practices for academic writing across the college (a Unified Writing Curriculum). 

Responsibilities include:

 - Working to develop a unified writing curriculum at the college by providing leadership on issues pertaining to writing in all disciplines; and working with departments, colleges, and programs to implement best practices for teaching and assessing writing in all majors and programs.  This includes facilitating assessment of writing, as well as pedagogical support and training for college-wide faculty in best practices for teaching and assessing writing across the disciplines and the First Year Seminar on Liberal Education and Citizenship.\

- Oversight of writing tutoring and training for writing tutoring in the college’s Learning Resource Center, with support from other faculty and work study students; this work will be done in coordination with the Director of the Learning Resource Center under which the Writing Center is housed.

- In coordination with the English Department (where the Composition courses are housed), management of the college’s first year writing curriculum and courses, focused on academic writing; including potential curriculum review and development, and oversight of writing placement for incoming students;

- In addition to the administrative duties above, the Director will also teach 3 courses per year (typically 1 in the Fall, 2 in the Spring) in First Year Composition and/or Peer Tutor Training.  In this capacity, the Director has a courtesy faculty appointment.

This is a full-time, 12-month position, though there is considerable flexibility for working remotely during the summer; and/or for the pursuit of an appropriate research agenda, if desired. Regular hours are expected during the academic school year.

Desired Qualifications

  1. Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, or related field with appropriate experience.  ABD will also be considered.
  2. Evidence of successful teaching experience in college writing as well as successful leadership within a writing program.
  3. Experience in writing program administration.
  4. Experience working in and/or administering a writing center.
  5. Experience integrating writing into cross-disciplinary courses and helping departments and programs develop best practices for teaching and assessing writing.

Complete applications will include a letter of application (cover letter), CV, copies of unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, statement about the philosophy that informs your approach to writing and contact information for three references (include name, email address and telephone number).  These references should be able to speak to your qualifications as administrators and teachers of academic writing.  THESE REFERENCES WILL ONLY BE CONTACTED IF YOU PROGRESS TO "TELEPHONE INTERVIEW" OR "SEMI-FINALIST" STATUS.

The search committee will begin review of applications on a rolling basis on Monday, April 9th.   Given the short timeline candidates may submit some materials after the deadline and still be considered.  Initial interviews will be conducted by phone, with campus visit interviews targeted for late April.