Writing Center Director

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Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) invites applications for the position of Writing Center Director. This full time, exempt position will begin August 1, 2019. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Founded in 1850, Illinois Wesleyan University is a highly competitive small liberal arts institution located in Bloomington, Illinois.  Illinois Wesleyan University is strongly committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan is an EEO Employer.

The IWU Writing Center contributes to the University’s Writing across the Curriculum mission by providing students with writing tutors, and select courses with writing associates. The Writing Center employs approximately 15-20 tutors and associates in a given year.

The primary responsibilities of the Writing Center Director are the administration of the University Writing Center, and partnering with the Writing Program Director to--especially by means of assessment and faculty development efforts--catalyze a culture of writing that encourages the use of writing to construct and present knowledge in all disciplines. Additionally, the Director delivers a semester-long tutor training course and two writing intensive courses.

Required: Candidates must have a graduate degree in writing studies (broadly conceived) and be able to demonstrate a productive commitment to writing pedagogy. Candidates must have demonstrable skills in oral and written communication. They must be highly organized, and able and willing to work in teams in a collegial environment.

Preferred: Ph.D. in writing studies (broadly conceived); a record of successful administration of a writing center; background in and experience with supporting oral communication curricular initiatives; and a record of research in writing center studies, WAC, and/or writing studies.

Review of applications will begin on March 4, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.  Submit the following materials via email attachment, fax, or post to:

Illinois Wesleyan University

Human Resources, Holmes 209

1312 N. Park Street

Bloomington, IL  61701

Email:  [email protected]

Fax:  309-556-1710 (please use cover sheet)

  1. A cover letter addressing qualifications.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. A teaching statement that describes teaching goals, methods, and practices, including details about the candidate’s preparation for contributing to IWU’s commitment to address issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historical marginalization. (No more than two pages.)
  4. A research agenda description. (No more than one page.)
  5. Contact information for three professional references.

Questions may be directed to:

Dr. Michael Theune, Professor of English and University Writing Program Director

309.556.3168

[email protected]

The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation.

Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at www.iwu.edu/human-resources/SexualMisconductPolicy.html.   Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at www.iwu.edu/diversity.

 

 

 

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Posted: 2/14/2019
Application Due: 4/15/2019
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