University Writing Program, Department of English, Brandeis University

Position ID:Brandeis-UWP-DIR_FYW [#8671]
Position Title: Director of First-Year Writing
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Composition
English
Rhetoric
Appl Deadline:2017/01/15 (posted 2016/12/05, listed until 2017/06/05)
Position Description:    

Brandeis University seeks a Director of First-Year Writing, beginning Fall 2017, to oversee the continued development and administration of a first-year writing program that serves 900 students each year. The director will teach one University Writing Seminar each semester, hire and supervise graduate student instructors and full-time lecturers who teach in the first-year writing program, and lead the continuing improvement and collaborative advancement of the program’s vision for the future.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: interview, hire, train, and supervise instructors; supervise a graduate student Assistant to the Writing Director; meet regularly with instructors; and develop assessment tools for tracking the program’s use and efficacy. The Director of First-Year Writing reports to the Director of University Writing.

Brandeis is a Research I institution with a strong liberal arts program and an emphasis on teaching excellence. A diverse institution with a strong commitment to social justice, Brandeis encourages both innovation in writing and clear, solidly argued expressions of thought.

Qualifications: PhD required, preferably with Rhetoric/Composition or comparable experience. Experience directing a writing program preferred. We also seek: demonstrated excellence in designing and teaching writing courses; ability to work effectively and professionally with faculty, staff, and students; professional activities relevant to writing; and excellent organizational skills and ability to plan and prioritize tasks/projects. The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is full-time, benefits-eligible, and outside the tenure structure. The initial appointment could be up to three years, with the potential for renewal.

Submit a letter of application that addresses relevant experience, including contributions to diversity, current CV, an article-length writing sample, names and addresses of at least three references, and a brief statement of your approach to directing a writing program, to AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8671.

First consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2017.

As an equal opportunity employer, Brandeis University seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community.


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Further Info:
http://www.brandeis.edu/writingprogram/uws/
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UWP Search Committee (Director of First-Year Writing)
Department of English - MS 023
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

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