Comparative Media Studies/Writing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Position ID:MIT-CMSW-DWAC [#2077]
Position Title: Director, Writing Across the Curriculum, MIT
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Area: Writing Studies / Communication Studies
Appl Deadline:2012/11/15 finished (posted 2012/10/02, finished 2013/07/12, listed until 2013/04/02)
Position Description:    

*** The account for Comparative Media Studies/Writing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology has expired, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology seeks a director of its Writing Across the Curriculum group to manage required communication education within different disciplines, throughout the Institute. The director is responsible for hiring and supervising WAC lecturers, for integrating communication instruction into courses across disciplines, and for ongoing program assessment and the strategic planning of new WAC initiatives. The director develops the WAC budget annually and oversees the development and implementation of writing assessments for incoming freshmen and graduate students. The director serves as a member of Writing Council and works with several campus groups involved in writing instruction and in MIT's communication requirement. The director's responsibilities include teaching two courses per year. Candidates should have an earned doctorate in rhetoric and composition or in a related field. The ideal candidate will have leadership experience in writing and/or speaking programs, substantial administrative and teaching experience, active involvement in Writing-Across-the-Curriculum and Communication-Across-the-Curriculum movements with knowledge of current theories and best practices, and experience in a technical field or with technical communication. MIT is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Comparative Media Studies/Writing
MIT, 14E-303
Cambridge, MA 02139

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