Director of Writing & Multimodal Composition

Saint Louis, Missouri
Mar 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Director of Writing and Multimodal Composition at Maryville University will serve as both a member of the English program faculty and a writing program administrator in a leadership role overseeing development, integration of technology, and supervision for the writing program. Duties include initiating faculty development programs to improve writing pedagogy, especially in the use of technology; establishing and assessing writing outcomes across the curriculum; and serving on committees to represent the writing programs. Maryville has been named an Apple Distinguished School because of its Digital World program, a program this position will support. In collaboration with the Center for Teaching and Learning, this position also provides professional development to faculty using writing across the curriculum. The successful candidate must be committed to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty, staff and students.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field, or with degree in hand by May 2017
  • Strong record of teaching in university writing courses
  • Experience as an instructor using a learning/course management system

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Writing program administration experience
  • Experience in online teaching of writing
  • Experience leading faculty development

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Statement of teaching philosophy must be attached to complete the application process.

Evidence of effective university teaching (teaching narrative, lesson plan, sample syllabus, sample assignments, etc.) may be attached as “other document”.

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

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