Academic Professional Director of Digital ACT Studio
Functional Title Academic Professional Director of Digital ACT Studio
Position Type Non-Tenure Stream
The Department of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for a non-tenure track Academic Professional position as the Director of the Digital ACT Studio to begin August 1, 2017. This position is a full-time, 10-month administrative appointment. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal. The Director will be responsible for all activities of the Digital Studio for both students and faculty. In addition to programming, the position includes supervision of a staff of approximately 7-8 undergraduates and graduate assistants. The Director will train undergraduate staff by teaching English 391, Studies in Digital Studio Theory and Practice.
Established with five-year Title III grant, the Digital ACT (Action, Consultation, and Training) Studio (https://digitalactstudio.uncg.edu/) opened in 2012-13 on the lower level of Jackson Library. With the Writing and Speaking Centers, the Digital Studio provides the array of student support for developing communication skills that comprise the University's Multiliteracy Centers (https://multiliteracycenters.uncg.edu/). Open during the week (M-F) throughout the academic year, the Studio offers face-to-face, online, and workshop services to enhance the digital rhetorical skill of students and faculty by advising them on the effective use of digital media such as slide presentations, video projects, podcasts, digital photography, and websites in written and oral presentations.
UNCG is a minority serving institution: approximately 27% of our undergraduates are African- Americans and 7%, Hispanic or Latino-Americans; 44% of undergraduates receive Pell grants. The Department of Education and other organizations have recognized UNCG's graduation rate for low-income students as among the best in the nation. We are especially proud of the success of our diverse student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We are an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity (http://web.uncg.edu/hrs/).
With a population of 283,000 and located midway between the mountains and the coast, the city of Greensboro offers an affordable, superior quality of life, with numerous cultural and recreational opportunities.
- Master's degree in English or appropriate field (e.g. Media Studies, Rhetoric, Composition, Communication).
- Significant training, research, and publication in digital communication pedagogies, OR
- Administrative experience in digital, writing, speaking, or other similar peer consultation center.
- Ph.D. in English or appropriate field
- Familiarity with current technologies used to support innovative teaching practices requiring digital communication.
- Significant outreach, especially workshop experience.
- Undergraduate teaching experience.
- Ability to work with faculty and students in a variety of disciplines.
Tenure Status Not on Track
Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin June 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.
To apply visit https://jobsearch.uncg.edu, click on "Faculty," and indicate position #14334. Application should include a cover letter, a CV, and a statement of administrative and/or teaching philosophy.
Applicants are asked to provide the names and email addresses of at least three (3) references. UNCGjobsearch will solicit confidential letters of recommendation as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from UNCGjobsearch. The applicant is given no additional notification that the references have been requested.
More information may be obtained from Denise Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recruitment Range Commensurate with experience
Org #-Department English - 12207
Job Open Date 05/12/2017
For Best Consideration Date 06/01/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)
Time Limited? Yes
Time Limited Duration
Number of Months per Year 10
- Cover Letter
- List of References
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To learn more or to apply for this position please visit our UNCGjobsearch website at https://jobsearch.uncg.edu