ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR WRITING IN THE SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING, Expository Writing Program
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR WRITING IN THE SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING
Expository Writing Program
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
New York University
New York University’s Expository Writing Program (EWP) invites applications for the position of Associate Director for Writing in the Sciences and Engineering to start September 1, 2018, pending budgetary and administrative approval. This is a Continuing Contract Faculty position at the rank of clinical associate professor. Initial appointment will be for a three-year term with the possibility of renewal for subsequent multi-year terms, as well as promotion in rank.
Reporting to the Director of the Expository Writing Program, the Associate Director will provide leadership for and oversight of EWP’s offerings and curriculum at the Tandon School of Engineering, including: first-year writing courses; support for student writers, including the Writing Center; and placement. In collaboration with appropriate departments and programs at Tandon, as well as with the Director of Writing in the Disciplines, the Associate Director will be charged with strategic planning for new writing initiatives in the School of Engineering. Teaching load is one course per semester, with the expectation of administrative work over the summer.
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of leadership in writing instruction for engineering, science and technology students, as well as substantial administrative and teaching experience. We are especially interested in candidates with experience working with diverse student populations, in particular those for whom English is not a home language. Active involvement in the fields of scientific and technical communication, science and technology studies, or related fields, as well as writing across the curriculum/writing across the disciplines, and communication across the curriculum, is desired. A PhD is preferred, although candidates with an EdD, MFA, or other appropriate terminal degree are encouraged to apply.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications received by January 19, 2018 will receive first consideration. To apply, submit 1) a cover letter that includes discussion of: your approach to writing and communication in the sciences and engineering; your experience working with diverse groups; and your program leadership experience; 2) a cv; and 3) three letters of recommendation. Please go to: https://apply.interfolio.com/47812 to apply by January 19, 2017. If you have additional questions, please contact: Christine Jensch, Program Manager Expository Writing Program: firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome applicants who can collaborate with a range of faculty and advise a range of students, including historically underrepresented individuals (people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities).
The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber that embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read here. (http://as.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/as/administrative-resources/office/dean/diversity-initiative.html).
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