Writing Center Director

Earlham College
Earlham College - Richmond, IN, 47374

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Job Details

Job Location: Earlham College - Richmond, IN

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: Graduate Degree

Salary Range: $47,000.00 - $49,000.00 Salary/year

Job Category: Administrative Faculty

Earlham College seeks a motivated, independent, creative person to direct our Writing Center.

The Director will partner with personnel across the College to promote excellent writing. This

position is supervised by the Library Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Select, train, and supervise student writing/research peer consultants at a unified service area in the main library.
  • Perform individual writing/research tutoring.
  • Partner closely with colleagues in the Library, the Academic Enrichment Center, the Teaching and Learning Consultant, and other campus units.
  • Assist with library and campus plans to advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • Read and evaluate writing placement essays for incoming students.
  • Manage the Writing Center website and operating budget.
  • Teach:
  • Classroom writing workshops and course-integrated sessions on writing and citation competencies,
  • 1-credit writing tutorials,
  • Occasional faculty development workshops and seminars in coordination with the Colleges Teaching and Learning Consultant, librarians, and Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Center, covering writing assignment topics such as multimodal composition or scholarly communication,
  • After one year, possibly a 4-credit first-year seminar or a 1-credit LIFT Program (first-generation student) section.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in a writing-related field, Composition and Rhetoric preferred
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and experience with Writing Center practice and theory
  • Experience training and managing undergraduate peer-tutors
  • Ability to work closely with a range of campus constituencies
  • Ability to work with students at all levels
Preference will be given to those candidates with background in Writing Center Administration at the collegiate level, proven success in training and managing student tutors, and/or ELL or multimodal composition background.

As a member of the Earlham College Faculty, this position has privileges which include:

  • Participation in the faculty governance process and committees;
  • Support for professional development;
  • Eligibility for sabbatical leave;
  • Eligibility to teach courses in the curriculum and lead off-campus programs based on qualifications and experience.

About Earlham College:

Earlham College is a top-ranked liberal arts college located in Richmond, IN, right on the Indiana-Ohio border. Earlham offers the many advantages of a smaller city with a low cost-of-living, while being within an hour of several larger metropolitan areas: Indianapolis, Dayton, and Cincinnati.

Earlham is committed to and proud of being a diverse and inclusive place most clearly visible in our student body: fully 22% of our student body are international, coming from 59 nations in 2017, and 25% are domestic students of color. Faculty and staff also bring tremendous diversity to the College many have lived and worked outside the United States, and they make a point of drawing on those experiences in their interactions with students. Additionally, Earlham makes it a priority to serve as a safe and welcoming place for LGBTQ+ communities. Our community is characterized by respect for every person and a commitment to social justice. Earlham recently affirmed making equity and inclusion work among our primary institutional goals.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit the following through the Earlham College/Paycom Employment Site:

  • cover letter explaining their interest in the position, describing how they match the preferred qualifications and how they are prepared for the position responsibilities
  • resume
  • statement on diversity which should include how your professional experiences would contribute to the Colleges commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • names and contact details of three references

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Earlham College requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or apply for and receive a qualified exemption within two weeks of the employment start date.

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).


Working at Earlham College

Earlham is a selective national liberal arts college founded in 1847. Earlham's affiliation with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) informs our emphasis on seeking the truth wherever it leads, respect for persons, learning from and with one another, conflict management and peacemaking, diversity, global education and on international experience. 

  • Earlham's 1,019 students are bright, eager and hardworking; they report significantly higher numbers of books read, papers written, interaction with professors, and other predictors of successful educational outcomes than are reported nationally.
  • Earlham graduates pursue advanced degrees at a high rate. Between 1992 and 2006, 10 percent of Earlham College graduates completed doctoral degrees. In fact, Earlham is 29th among 1,533 U.S. institutions in the percentage of graduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s; 10th, in biological sciences. Many Earlham alumni are deeply and personally committed to social action and to trying to improve the world. (These findings are based on the Weighted Baccalaureate Origins Study for 1992-2006 provided by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. Rankings reflect relative size of institutions.)
  • Faculty at Earlham rate their working environment highly, citing the match between the College's mission and their own sense of personal and professional aims. Our governance structure emphasizes collaboration and consultation. The Faculty Meeting and all committees operate by consensus-seeking rather than by voting.
  • Earlham's faculty have created a rich liberal arts curriculum that values interdisciplinary study. The College's recently redesigned General Education Program prepares students for a life of critical knowledge and informed action. Faculty actively lead international study programs in which 70 percent of our students participate for at least a semester.
  • The Richmond/Wayne County community of 70,000 is small enough to need and value the contributions and expertise of Earlham faculty and students. Our faculty often provide advice and leadership aimed at improving the quality of life and are involved with educational, environmental, social service, cultural and governmental organizations in Wayne County. In addition, faculty engage Earlham students in community-related research and presentations.
  • At the same time, our community is large enough to provide a microcosm of urban challenges. The community enjoys a symphony orchestra, civic theater, art and historical museum, environmental education center, regional arboretum, and miles of improved hiking and nature trails in the geologically rich Ordovician limestone Whitewater River gorge. Five institutions of higher education are located in Richmond and Wayne County: Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion, Bethany Seminary, Indiana University East and Ivy Tech State College.
  • Richmond is near three airports: 45 minutes west of Dayton, Ohio; an hour east of Indianapolis; and 75 minutes northwest of Cincinnati.
  • For more information about openings, contact Becky Thomas, academic dean and vice president for academic affairs.

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