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University of Idaho — Associate Director of the Writing Center

University of Idaho

Associate Director of the Writing Center

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Col of Letters, Arts & Social Sci.

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: $49,356-$53,140, commensurate with experience

FTE: 1

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The University of Idaho English Department invites applications for a full-time Associate Director of the Writing Center, a non-tenure track appointment as Instructor Faculty, to begin Fall 2023. The Writing Center is housed in the English Department and serves the entire university, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni through one-on-one appointments, workshops, online resources, and group writing events. The Writing Center directly supports the Composition Program’s co-requisite model for first-year composition, the Vandal Gateway Program in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, and graduate writing support for theses, dissertations, and manuscripts. The primary responsibility of the Associate Director of the Writing Center will be to contribute to the leadership and administration of day-to-day operations in the center and to the development of future services, resources and programs.Specific duties include:

  • Assist with daily operations on-campus: tutor students; supervise and mentor tutors; schedule face-to-face tutor shifts; hire tutors and approve time-sheets.
  • Act as a liaison for programs requiring student visits: schedule and oversee orientations for English 109 students; communicate with English 109 Studio Tutors about Writing Center services; maintain records of English 109 student visits to the Writing Center; maintain records of students from support programs such as McNair Scholars and the Vandal Gateway Program.
  • Produce writing resources, workshops, and content for social media and other outreach.
  • Maintain knowledge of current best practices in writing center studies and memberships in professional organizations such as the International Writing Centers Association or Rocky Mountain Writing Centers Association.
  • Teach one courses per semester. Teaching will include first-year composition and other courses at the discretion of the English Department.
  • Attend faculty meetings and participate in committees at the department level and at the college or university level.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or above in a relevant discipline such as Rhetoric and/or Composition Studies, English, Language and Literacy;
  • Experience working in a college or university writing center, with experience assisting developmental writers;
  • Experience with various forms of technology to support writing center operations, such as WCONLINE, the Microsoft Office suite, social media tools, and online conferencing software.
  • Experience working with diverse language and cultural backgrounds, including students with unique learning needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a college-level instructor of undergraduate writing courses;
  • Knowledge of co-requisite teaching models

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: F001120P

Posting Date: 03/24/2023

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
This position is open until filled, however, applications receive on or before April 3, 2023 will receive first consideration. Posting will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates has been identified.

To apply, please submit a letter of application that directly addresses your qualifications for the position, including all required and preferred qualifications. Please include a current curriculum vita. Please also include a 1-2 page tutoring philosophy that conveys your values and goals in tutoring writing, describes your general approach to tutoring, and includes examples and justification (upload as Other Document 1). Three confidential letters of recommendation must also be submitted directly to (please reference posting number in the subject line).

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.