Job Opportunity: Director of Writing Center and Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric, Middlebury College

The Writing and Rhetoric Program at Middlebury College invites applicants for a full-time, 3-year renewable (non-tenure track) position as Director of Writing Center and Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2019. The position involves teaching one writing course per semester (including first-year seminars and upper-level courses), administering a robust writing center, contributing to faculty development initiatives, and tutoring individual students in writing. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field, and have a minimum of one year of writing center experience, as well as some experience with faculty development and a promising record of teaching and scholarly engagement.  Expertise in STEM writing, social science writing, or working with “big data” (Writing Analytics) is particularly desirable, as is knowledge of inclusive pedagogy and program assessment practices.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, and we seek a candidate who is cognizant of the role of the writing center in this vision. Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. (Email and paper applications will not be accepted). Please address your application materials to The Writing and Rhetoric Program and include the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a writing sample, a teaching philosophy, a statement of your approach to writing center administration, and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which speak to tutoring and/or administrative abilities. In your application materials please address how your work as a teacher and administrator can support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  More information is available here, and more details on the application and search process can be found here. The application deadline is October 19th, 2018.