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CSU Channel Islands
Full-Time Faculty Lecturer (non-tenure track),  
Assistant Director
, Writing & Multiliteracy Center

Hiring Salary Range: $60-$80,000/year

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The Writing & Multiliteracy Center (WMC) is an academic program within the John Spoor Broome Library, offering classes on writing & multiliteracy center theory and practices, supporting approximately 5000 writing and multiliteracy tutoring sessions (in person, virtual, and asynchronous) per fiscal year, delivering 100 workshops covering 45 topics, conducting faculty consultations, and hosting activities and events such as Writing Boot Camps, Open Mics, and the annual Plot-a-thon Data Visualization Festival that invites students to compete using data visualizations and storytelling. WMC manages its own HyFlex teaching classroom and a Multimedia Studio with sound room, green screen, and group presentation space. WMC also coordinates a popular Embedded Multiliteracy Tutor (EMT) program supporting writing and communication intensive courses across disciplines from first-year writing to senior capstones. The EMT program involves close faculty collaboration in the design of tutor interventions, customization of virtual and in-person academic activities, and support for writing or communication-related assignments. 

WMC’s mission is to provide students and faculty with a range of support services and programs that help them address 21st Century challenges of creatively thinking about, reading, and composing in written, oral, visual, multimodal, and digital forms of communications. We aim to foster a robust culture of writing and communication at CI, with an interest in helping students across disciplines learn modes of representation and communication that shape their academic, working, civic, and private lives. In addition, we believe that writing and multiliteracy centers are intrinsically multicultural and multilingual spaces and that the WMC can be a powerful advocate for equity.  We embrace the position statements on diversity and disabilities as articulated by the International Writing Center Association (IWCA) and actively diversify our team and address barriers in meaningful ways. 

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Lecturer/Assistant Director is a faculty position that requires understanding and application of writing center principles, practices, and methods as well as an ability to exhibit a high degree of professionalism as a result of contact with students, faculty, staff, campus senior administrators, and the public. The Assistant Director will join an energetic and creative WMC team consisting of a Faculty Director (Associate Professor), a full-time Associate Director (Lecturer), a Administrative Support Coordinator (ASC), 4 Academic Leads for grant-funded projects, 43 undergraduate and professional WMC tutors, and 5 student assistants. Working with the Faculty and Associate Director, the Assistant Director has a wide-ranging portfolio of responsibilities including operations, tutor recruitment and hiring, tutor education, social media outreach, and data analysis and assessment of programs.  The Assistant Director will teach one tutor training course per year.

Minimum Degree Requirements: M.A. in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or related field

Required Qualifications:

  • M.A. in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or related field
  • 1 or more years of experience in teaching at a university or college environment (one year of full time or two years of part time work)
  • Understanding of composition theory and its application
  • Demonstrate strong writing skills and strong oral/visual communication skills
  • Flexible and creative in solving problems and performing multiple responsibilities in a diverse community and team environment 
  • Self-starter; ability to learn quickly
  • Highly detailed oriented and ability to multitask
  • Ability to exhibit a high-level of professionalism in self-presentation, communication, and engagement with various university stakeholders  
  • Ability to apply effective cross-cultural interpersonal and communication skills with students, faculty, staff, senior administrators, and the public. 
  • Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in teaching college-level writing
  • Experience in work related to writing center administration or as a writing tutor
  • Experience in teaching oral communication, STEM writing, and/or technical writing
  • Demonstrated excellence in student-centered instruction
  • Ability to collect, analyze, report, and assess data relevant to the position
  • Experience working with individuals of diverse ages, as well as from various socioeconomic, cultural, and academic background
  • Interest in research and publishing in the field of writing and/or writing center studies
  • Fluency in Spanish is welcome


Responsibilities:

Operations, Leadership and Strategic Planning

  • Provide day to day administrative leadership with the Associate Director over a range of center activities occurring both virtually and in-person: this may include tracking staff attendance, troubleshooting technical issues on TutorTrac (tutor management system), identifying correct entries, supporting tutors in tutorial sessions, managing interactions between staff and students, creating of daily schedule for in person sessions
  • Coordinate and organize on-going tutor education programming with the support of the Faculty and Associate Directors and members of the administrative team:  organizing training days workshops, overseeing tutor buddies mentoring program
  • Attend weekly WMC Administration Meetings with Directors and ASC; generate weekly TutorTrac reports and track visits data for meetings; create and distribute weekly Admin meeting agendas; 
  • Provide assistance in the analysis and assessment of programs
  • Stay current in the writing and multiliteracy center field     


Teaching and Training 

  • Teach UNIV 299, a 3-unit WMC tutor education seminar or equivalent, at least once a year 
  • Support the assessment and review of in-person, virtual, and asynchronous tutorial practices of all tutors in coordination with the Associate and Faculty Director; coordinate end of semester conferences involving tutor meetings with WMC Directors
  • Provide TutorTrac training and regularly check its usage by tutors and student assistants
  • Design and lead in-person/virtual WMC workshops in coordination with and the support of the Associate Director/Faculty Director
  • Mentor embedded tutors and develop workshops for and alongside embedded tutors who are assigned to give workshops for classes in which they are embedded
  • Create weekly citations and follow up with each tutor on completion and training in all citation styles utilized at CSUCI
  • Create and update tutor schedules on TutorTrac; coordinate with Associate Director to align schedules with EMT course visits; 
  • Coordinate and track WMC staff professional development projects
  • Provide at least 2 hours of tutoring weekly or as needed


Communication, Recruitment, and Outreach

  • Send weekly announcements to all tutors/staff 
  • Coordinate the accessibility of WMC documents, slideshows, and other materials on website or shared digitally; support the creation of accessible Canvas modules of EMT courses; collaborate with DASS to identify other ways to improve accessibility and support students
  • Coordinate WMC outreach: coordinate social media and publicity material working with members of the administrative and tutor team; and align WMC public messaging; coordinate Open Mic events with WMC tutors, Library, and campus stakeholders; develop innovative ways improve outreach to students; improve collaboration with other units across campus 
  • Coordinate WMC recruitment by working with the Associate Director and administrative team members to advertise, recruit, interview, and hire tutors
  • Collect, monitor and assess data for WMC programs in coordination with the Associate Director and the Faculty Director;  support the writing of WMC reports


Application Deadline: Screening of applications will begin May 23, 2022. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  1. Letter of application identifying interest and qualifications,
  2. Curriculum Vitae,
  3. Names and email addresses of three references
  4. Teaching statement (no more than 2 pages, single spaced):  please describe your teaching philosophy; in addition, describe how you hope to engage and interact with faculty and students at CI as the Assistant Director, with a special focus on serving historically underrepresented students.
  5. A statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander and American Indian students

In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application web address below:
http://jobs.csuci.edu

Apply Online:
https://jobs.csuci.edu/en-us/job/514195/lecturer-wrtng-multi-ctr



CSU Channel Islands
Full-Time Faculty Lecturer (non-tenure track),
Associate Director, Writing and Multiliteracy Center

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Lecturer/Associate Director is a faculty position for individuals with extensive and in-depth knowledge of and ability to teach theories, principles, methods and practices associated with writing and communication. The Associate Director will join an energetic and creative WMC team consisting of a Faculty Director (Associate Professor), a full-time Assistant Director (Lecturer), a Administrative Support Coordinator (ASC), 4 Academic Leads for grant-funded projects, 43 undergraduate and professional WMC tutors, and 5 student assistants. The Associate Director supports the Faculty Director in providing intellectual and administrative leadership and strategic planning for WMC programs and services. In addition, the Associate Director works with the Assistant Director and Faculty Director to support or lead a wide-ranging portfolio of responsibilities including operations, tutor recruitment, hiring, and education, student and faculty outreach, and program assessments. The Associate Director will teach one course a year.

Required Qualifications:

  • 1 or more years of teaching writing in a university or college setting using theoretically grounded, research-based practices 
  • Experience in writing center tutoring or writing center administration
  • Knowledge of composition theory and digital composition and its application
  • Demonstrated excellence in student-centered instruction
  • Demonstrate superb writing skills and excellent oral/visual communication skills
  • Flexible and creative in solving problems and performing multiple responsibilities in a diverse community and team environment 
  • Self-starter; ability to learn quickly
  • Highly detailed oriented and ability to multitask
  • Ability to apply forward-thinking approach to challenges and opportunities
  • Ability to exhibit a high-level of professionalism in self-presentation, communication, and engagement with a range of university stakeholders   
  • Ability to apply effective cross-cultural interpersonal and communication skills with students, faculty, staff, senior administrators, and the public  
  • Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander student

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in teaching oral communication, STEM writing, and/or technical writing
  • Experience in collaborating with faculty on curricular design or assignment design
  • Understanding of writing in the disciplines/writing across the curriculum pedagogies
  • Ability to collect, analyze, report, and assess data relevant to the position
  • Interest in research and publishing in the field of writing and/or writing center studies
  • Experience working with individuals of diverse ages, as well as from various socioeconomic, cultural, and academic background
  • Record of research and publication is welcome

Responsibilities:

Operations, Leadership and Strategic Planning

  • Provide day to day administrative leadership with the Assistant Director over a range of center activities occurring both virtually and in-person in order to achieve the Center’s mission
  • Collaborate on tutor education programming: Work with the Directors and members of the administrative team to launch orientation, training days workshops, on-going program development meetings, and tutor observations conducted every semester
  • Attend weekly WMC Administration Meetings with Directors and ASC; report on EMT activities (student EMT visits, workshops, and other related activities) 
  • Assist the Faculty Director in the analysis and assessment of programs
  • Engage in professional, university, and community service or professional development, as appropriate
  • Stay current in the writing and multiliteracy center field   

Teaching and Faculty-Facing Programs 

  • Teach at least one course a year or equivalent (usually UNIV 299, a 3-unit WMC tutor education seminar, but it may also include other writing/communication-related courses offered by the University)   
  • Coordinate WMC workshop program: manage the strategic development of in-person/virtual WMC workshops as well as the development of on-demand WMC workshops (interactive asynchronous workshops) in coordination with the Faculty Director; 
  • Design and lead WMC workshops and WMC faculty development workshops in coordination with the Faculty Director
  • Coordinate the Embedded Multiliteracy Tutor (EMT) program; work with the support of the Faculty Director and other relevant writing center staff  
  • Coordinate tutorial observations and assessment: organize the assessment and review of in-person, virtual, and asynchronous tutorial practices of all tutors with the support of the Assistant Director and Faculty Director; schedule End of Semester conferences
  • Create tutor schedules each academic session (Fall, Winter Intersession, Spring, Summer) in coordination with the Faculty Director
  • Provide 2 hours of tutoring on a weekly basis or as needed

Recruitment and Outreach

  • Support recruitment and hiring of tutors, working with members of the administrative team
  • Work with the Faculty Director to actively expand WMC outreach to faculty, with a special focus on California State University Graduation Initiative 2025 and the targeting of high-enrollment, high DFWI courses
  • Collect, monitor and assess data for WMC programs for reporting and continuous improvement of programs; work with the Faculty Director to submit WMC reports

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin May 31, 2022. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit the following materials: 

  1. Letter of application identifying interest and qualifications,
  2. Curriculum Vitae,
  3. Names and email addresses of three references
  4. Teaching statement (2-3 pages, single spaced): please describe your teaching philosophy with evidence of teaching; in addition, describe how you hope to engage and interact with faculty and students at CI as the Associate Director, with a special focus on serving historically underrepresented students.
  5. A statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander and American Indian students.

Finalists will be asked to visit the campus in person and provide a teaching demonstration.  In addition, the final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). 

In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application web address below:
http://jobs.csuci.edu

Apply Online:
https://jobs.csuci.edu/en-us/job/514471/lecturer-faculty-assoc-director-writing-multi-ctr 



California Baptist University
Director of the University Writing Center

POSITION SUMMARY: Located in the Office of Student Success, the University Writing Center seeks to cultivate purpose-driven writers who can communicate clearly and persuasively. In support of this mission, we invite qualified applicants to apply for the position of Director of the University Writing Center. Reporting to the Dean of Student Success, this position will be responsible for maintaining existing and developing future services, resources, programs, events, and outreach opportunities by performing the following duties:

  1. Manage on-campus, online, and email writing services by hiring and training student writing coaches.
  2. Produce writing resources, workshops, and content that can be distributed online and through social media.
  3. Support instructors and teaching assistants in the first-year composition with lab courses (ENG113E, ENG123E).
  4. Deliver graduate student writing services and resources, including residency workshops, dissertation editing services, etc.
  5. Organize annual University Writing Center “Distinguished Public Lecture” event.
  6. Develop community outreach opportunities such as library tutoring, summer camps, and other workshops that promote CBU in the community.
  7. Market UWC services and resources and maintain high-level of customer service satisfaction and address conflicts or complaints.
  8. Generate reports such as utilization and satisfaction for all services and programs.
  9. Keep up-to-date with best practices, technologies, and memberships relevant to rhetoric-composition, including the Southern California Writing Center Association. 10. Assist the Dean of Student Success with other Student Success initiatives

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree required. Terminal Degree preferred in Rhetoric and Composition, English, ESL Education (concentration in literacy/writing), or a related field.

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach within the Modern Languages and Literature department (MLL) or other departments at the recommendation of the MLL department chair and approval of the Dean of Student Success (the academic department chair is responsible for the evaluation of teaching). Serve as a liaison between the Writing Center and stakeholder of writing on campus.

APPLICANT DOCUMENTS:
Required Documents

-Christian Experience Essay
-Resume
-Cover Letter
-Unofficial Transcript

Optional Documents
-Curriculum Vitae
-Letter of Reference 1
-Letter of Reference 2
-Letter of Reference 3
-Unofficial Transcript 2
-Unofficial Transcript 3

Apply Online: https://jobs.calbaptist.edu/postings/7137