ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OR PROFESSOR IN ENGLISH/DIRECTOR OF THE WRITING CENTER

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OR PROFESSOR IN ENGLISH/DIRECTOR OF THE WRITING CENTER

Job no: 100745-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Department:L&S/ENGLISH/ENGLISH
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional

Position Summary:

The Department of English seeks an outstanding scholar-teacher-leader with vision and proven leadership skills 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 distinguished record of research and teaching in writing studies, rhetoric, writing center studies, writing in the disciplines, writing across the curriculum, or related fields appropriate to the mission of the university. Candidates should also have a record of successful administration in leading a writing center and/or WAC program, or comparable program/unit.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit Diversity and Inclusion: https://diversity.wisc.edu/

Principal Duties:

As Director, the successful candidate will provide vision for the University's multifaceted Writing Center and WAC Program, oversee their operations (including budgetary management and assessment planning), and be a central figure in the University's already robust campus culture of writing. As a member of the faculty, the successful candidate will conduct research, teach, and participate in service. The Director will maintain an active research program in their area of expertise. The Director will initially teach one (1) course per academic year.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

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

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

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

Additional Information:

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 strong culture of writing across campus. The Director teams with an experienced professional academic staff to oversee the work of graduate student instructors serving 6000+ students, faculty, staff, and community members annually. Candidates should value collaborative leadership and have a vision for innovation and growth. The Writing Center provides conferencing at multiple campus locations, through the Online Writing Center, at several community sites, and offers a robust catalog of workshops each semester. The WAC Program supports writing instruction across campus by providing consultations and workshops for faculty and offering training to instructors across the disciplines to teach with writing. 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 at: https://writing.wisc.edu and https://dept.writing.wisc.edu/wac/.

As a faculty member, the new Director will join an innovative Department of English and a lively, top tier graduate program in Composition and Rhetoric with strengths in rhetorical history and theory, rhetorics of science and environmental rhetorics, literacy studies, writing studies, and migration and transnational studies. More information about the Department of English and Composition and Rhetoric Program may be found at: https://english.wisc.edu and https://english.wisc.edu/programs/composition-and-rhetoric/.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a distinguished history in English Studies, Communication Studies, and Curriculum & Instruction, among other areas, and enjoys the resources and benefits of a flagship public university.

Department(s):

A482400-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/ENGLISH/ENGLISH

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020

Salary:

Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Apply for the position at: https://jobs.wisc.edu; Search for (PVL 100745). Applicants will be required to upload the following documents: 1) A current CV; 2) A detailed letter of application describing research, teaching, and administrative strengths; 3) Name and contact information for three references.

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

For assured consideration, please submit application materials by November 8, 2019. The position will remain open until 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.

Contact:

Spring Sherrod
[email protected]
608-263-3303
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. )

Official Title:

PROFESSOR(C20NN) or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN)

Employment Class:

Faculty

Job Number:

100745-FA

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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