Founding Faculty Director, Writing and Digital Communication

Decatur, Georgia
Commensurate with experience
Dec 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Agnes Scott College Writing and Digital Communication (WDC) Master’s and Graduate Certificate Program invites applications for the position of founding faculty program director. The WDC program prepares students to be leaders in professional and public fields that require advanced digital communication with diverse global audiences. Through a blend of innovative courses that focus on writing, communication, and digital design, students learn how to use established and emerging technologies to convey information, to work collaboratively, and to engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times.

The successful candidate will work with a faculty advisory group to administer and develop this new program, hire instructors as needed, teach up to five graduate courses over the course of the year (fall semester, spring semester, and two summer sessions), maintain a program of scholarly research or creative production, and contribute to the undergraduate curriculum. Graduate courses are offered on Saturday during the day and weekday evenings; undergraduate courses are offered during standard business hours.

Candidates must have a PhD or MFA in a field related to writing and digital communication and demonstrated expertise in relevant technology and program administration. The director will be expected to be able to teach the core courses (see website), as well as develop electives in their areas of expertise. We are looking for someone who is able to work collaboratively with colleagues and who is committed to serving the campus and the broader professional community. This is a three-year, renewable position (subject to performance) that is currently non-tenure track (with the possibility of conversion to tenure track pending success of the program). Faculty appointment will be commensurate with experience, and departmental affiliation will be determined by the field of the terminal degree.

To apply, send a letter, a CV, and three recent letters of recommendation to Dr. Christine Cozzens, Interim Director of Writing and Digital Communication at [email protected]. Applications received by January 20, 2018 will receive full consideration (electronic submissions only).  Additional materials—such as writing samples, digital portfolios, syllabi, teaching evaluations, official transcripts, etc.—will be solicited from selected applicants later in the hiring process. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Ranked the No. 2 most innovative college in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, the college is launching  six new co-educational graduate programs over the next three years.  The college is committed to providing its faculty with a supportive academic environment that includes a balance of teaching, research, and service. The college offers a wide range of benefits and programs that promote health and wellness and express our commitment to a family- friendly work environment. Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.