Academic Writing, Koç University

Position ID:KU-ACWR-DIRECTOR [#11424]
Position Title: Director of Writing Center
Position Location:Istanbul, Istanbul 34450, Turkey [map]
Subject Areas: Writing Studies / Communication Studies, Composition, Creative Writing, Creative Writing or Professional/Technical Writing, English, Rhetoric, Rhetoric and Composition, Rhetorical Studies
Appl Deadline:2018/09/21** deleted (accepting applications posted 2018/07/13, listed until 2018/09/21)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Director, Koç University Academic Writing Program (ACWR) Deadline for Applications: September 21st, 2018 Date Posted: July 12th, 2018 Employment Type: Full-Time (annually renewable) Koç University invites applications for a full-time Director of the Academic Writing Program (ACWR), with service expected to begin Fall 2018. The Director will provide leadership and direction for all four areas of operation of the ACWR: the first-year writing program (ACWR 101); the writing in the disciplines course (ACWR 10X); the graduate student writing class (English 500); and the newly established Koç University Writing Center (KUWR). Specifically, the director will oversee the curricular and programmatic aspects (such as scheduling and teaching assignments) of the taught courses. The Director will also be responsible for managing the Writing Center and its programs. The Writing Center will enter its first full semester of operation in the Fall 2018.

The new Director will be asked to provide an exciting vision for running this new initiative on campus. This includes overseeing all writing center operations/activities, including hiring, training, and supervising Writing Center staff. In the short term, the Writing Center will be exclusively staffed by full-time ACWR instructors who work as writing consultants; however, the operational plan includes adding administrative staff, and undergraduate and graduate peer writing coaches.

This is a full time administrative position. Responsibilities: The Director of the Koç University Writing Program will: · Supervise a staff of 17 full-time instructors; this number will be expected to grow as the Writing Center expands · Work with the stakeholders of the Academic Writing Program at the University to improve student outcomes in the use of academic English · Communicate with faculty across the University in order to assess and address undergraduate and graduate student needs in their language development and proficiency · Work in support of students in both undergraduate and graduate programs on the Koç University campus · Develop and oversee consultant training for ACWR instructors; in addition, develop new programs that mentor and train peer-writing coaches on the undergraduate and graduate level · Develop seminars and workshops for students and faculty · Coordinate with the PR and IT Departments to develop and maintain the ACWR website and social media footprint · Work with the Faculty Director for budget and staffing needs Qualifications: · MA or PhD in Rhetoric/Composition or English Language and Literature, with emphasis on Writing Center theory, practice and pedagogy preferred · Administrative experience in running a Writing Center (training staff, managing budgets, communicating with faculty and administrators) · Experience in Writing Center evaluation and assessment · Demonstrated experience in designing and teaching academic writing courses · Active experience in professional organizations Located in Istanbul, Turkey, Koç University is a highly reputable, private English-instruction university. More information about Koç University is available at Interested applicants should submit the following documents electronically in PDF format to Ms. Merve Görkem Dalyaprak with the subject line "Writing Center position": · Cover letter · Curriculum vitae · Teaching Philosophy · Vision statement for the Writing Center · Three letters of reference The deadline for the application is September 21st, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Koç Üniversitesi İnsani Bilimler ve Edebiyat Fakültesi Rumelifeneri Yolu 34450 Sarıyer İstanbul Türkiye
Tel: +90 212 338 10 00

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