Job description

JOB NO.: 96255-FA

Work Type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Instructional

Employment Class: Faculty

Position Vacancy ID: 96255-FA

Working Title: Director of Writing Center and Writing Across the Curriculum


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 19, 2019

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. in Composition-Rhetoric, English, or related area

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Experience commensurate with an appointment as a tenured associate professor or full professor

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Department of English seeks an outstanding leader-teacher-scholar with energy and vision to serve as the Director of the Writing Center and Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Program. This will be a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of associate professor or full professor. Candidates should have a record of successful administration in leading a writing center and/or WAC program as well as a record of research and teaching in writing center studies, WAC, and/or writing studies. The normal teaching load for the director initially, will be 1 undergraduate or graduate course during spring semester. The additional duties of the position are the administration of the multifaceted Writing Center and WAC Program. Candidates will conduct research appropriate to the mission of the university, and participate in a lively graduate program and department.

Housed in the Department of English and supported by the College of Letters & Science, the Writing Center and WAC Program are internationally recognized models for fostering a culture of writing across campus. Candidates should value collaborative leadership and have a vision for innovation and growth. The Director works with a staff of over 100 undergraduates, graduate students, and professional academic staff to serve 6000+ students, faculty, staff, and community members annually. The Writing Center provides conferencing at eight campus locations, through the Online Writing Center, and at seven community sites; offers 80 workshops each semester; and is home to a vibrant undergraduate Writing Fellows Program. The WAC Program supports writing instruction across campus by providing consultations and workshops and offering training to instructors for UW-Madison's upper division writing requirement. The Writing Center and WAC Program have a long-standing commitment to social justice and equity. More information about the Writing Center and WAC Program may be found here: and

The primary duties and responsibilities of the Director include:

* Providing vision and leadership for the mission of the Writing Center and WAC Program

* Managing the budget and identifying funding opportunities

* Developing and implementing assessment plans for the programs

* Planning classes, workshops, and programs in collaboration with center and program staff and instructors

* Supervising, mentoring, and collaborating with professional academic staff, graduate student instructors
(including a team of graduate student leaders), and undergraduate Writing Fellows

* Recruiting and hiring Writing Center instructors

* Developing and fostering relationships across campus in support of the WAC Program mission

* Teaching the proseminar on writing center theory and pedagogy and leading other professional development activities

* Teaching an undergraduate or graduate course each spring

* Maintaining a regular presence in the Writing Center and engaging in the center's programs

This position will conduct the three-fold duties of all faculty members: conduct research, teach, and participate in service appropriate to rank.

Additional Information:


Spring Sherrod
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

Apply at: (PVL 96255). Applicants will be required to upload a detailed letter describing qualifications for and interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three references.

For questions about the position, contact Morris Young: [email protected]

For assured consideration, please submit application materials by November 30, 2018. However, the position will remain open until the position is filled.

UW-Madison is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and the department encourages under-represented minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. A criminal background check will be required prior to start of employment.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Oct 11 2018 Central Daylight Time





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