Miami University — Assistant Director for Writing Across the Curriculum

Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is looking to fill the role of Assistant Director of Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) for the Howe Center for Writing Excellence (HCWE).  The Assistant Director for WAC will assist the HCWE Director in all planning and implementing all aspects of the Writing Across the Curriculum efforts and ensuring the vision outlined by Roger and Joyce Howe is achieved. This is a 12-month annually renewable staff position.

Duties include and are not limited to:

Helping facilitate the Faculty Writing Fellows program, one-time and multi-part workshops, faculty learning communities related to writing, the Advanced Writing requirement, annual capstone and critical thinking assessment, online writing resource guides, one-on-one faculty consultations, department, and program-specific workshops, writing hours and writing retreats, writing groups. The Assistant director will also mentor doctoral students who work in the HCWE and work with the full WAC staff to conduct research and assessment. At least 25% of the person’s assignment will entail providing writing-related support to Farmer School of Business faculty.

Required: MA in rhetoric and composition or closely related field, and two years of professional experience (or one year as a graduate assistant), excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent presentation skills, knowledge of best practices in professional development. Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Consideration may be given to candidates with:
ABD or PhD in rhetoric and composition; experience in a writing across the curriculum program; experience leading faculty development efforts; experience mentoring graduate students and demonstrated effectiveness as a researcher and mentor.

Application Instructions:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-3560.

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