DePauw University — Writing Program and Writing Center Director

DePauw University invites applications for a full-time, five-year term position as Writing Program and Writing Center Director, beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. Salary will be commensurate with experience. A completed PhD in Composition and Rhetoric or allied field is required. A strong record of scholarly activity is preferred, as is experience directing writing programs/centers, WAC, and/or WID programs. This position will carry faculty status in the department of English at the assistant professor level, although appointments at the associate or full professor level may be considered for candidates with appropriate experience.

Primary responsibilities include oversight of all writing courses across our three-tiered writing curriculum (, including first-year seminars; teaching two writing courses per year; training and supervision of Writing Center tutors; collaboration with the Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion on the development of inclusive writing pedagogies; collaboration with the Director for English for Academic Purposes on the development of writing pedagogy for international students; coordination of the student Writing Associates Program; organizing workshops, visiting speakers, and panels on writing pedagogy; and designing and implementing assessment projects for the Writing Program, including longitudinal assessment of student writing.

DePauw University is a nationally-recognized, leading liberal arts college dedicated to educating highly talented, motivated, and diverse students from across the country and around the globe. Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation’s first Schools of Music. For more than 175 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Located in Greencastle, Indiana, west of Indianapolis, DePauw is also home to a 520-acre Nature Park, which includes nine miles of trails, and historic East College, built in 1877, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. DePauw is committed to diversity in its student body, faculty, staff, and curriculum.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by December 11 will receive full consideration. Please submit application dossier through Interfolio ( The application should include a cover letter describing teaching, research interests, and administrative experience; a CV; copy of transcript; and a writing program philosophy describing your approach to diversity and equity at a liberal arts college and methods for developing inclusive writing pedagogies. Additional supporting documents may be requested later (e.g., three confidential letters of recommendation, sample syllabus, and writing sample (8-10 pages).

DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.