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Soka University of America
Full- and Part-Time Writing Specialists, University Writing Center

Dear SoCal Writing Center Colleagues,

I’m happy to share that Soka University of America (SUA) is hiring full- and part-time Writing Specialists for the University Writing Center. SUA’s focus on writing excellence across the curriculum for the goal of human rights, environmental sustainability, global citizenship, and peace make SUA an exciting place to work. We have an incredibly talented and diverse student body who are eager to be the best they can be. Writing Specialists support such students from a beautiful campus nestled atop a hill in Aliso Viejo, California. The full job description and online application can be found at SUA Jobs.

Please share with qualified individuals who may be interested. If you have any questions about the positions or Soka University of America, please contact me directly dgoss@soka.edu.

Regards,

Debbie

POSITION SUMMARY:

Soka University of America invites applications for (2) full-time and (2) part-time Writing Specialists to join the University Writing Center staff. Writing Specialists’ primary function is to assist students in all phases of the writing process and to foster long-term development of critical thinking and academic writing skills. They typically meet with students one-with-one in either scheduled appointments or on a walk-in basis. Secondary job functions entail participation in services and projects that support the University Writing Center mission. Such services and projects may include but are not limited to conducting workshops, developing online and print resources for writing and teaching, and participating in outreach projects. Writing Specialists work with the entire Writing Center staff to create an environment of writing excellence.

The Writing Center values diverse teaching and learning styles and seeks to create a welcoming environment for the entire SUA community. Tutor training and professional development are ongoing as a member of the Writing Center community.

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.

This full-time position is for approximately 40 hours per week and the part-time position is for approximately 25 hours per week during agreed upon hours within the following times:

  • Mondays through Fridays from 9:00am to 7:00pm
  • Sundays from 11:00am to 7:00pm

Afternoons and evenings are particularly in demand.

Required Qualifications:

Successful applicants will have a demonstrated passion for the mission and values of SUA. They will bring a cheerful demeanor to work and be an optimistic team player, committed to the writerly needs of the SUA community. They will be excellent communicators, willing to support a range of writers and writing conventions across the disciplines. They will have excellent organizational and academic skills as well as a scrupulous work ethic. They will be sensitive to working with people of diverse identities, experiences, and backgrounds. Applicants must have a Masters or PhD and some teaching or tutoring experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will have an advanced degree in Composition, Rhetoric, or Applied Linguistics or a field related to one of SUA’s concentrations. Fluency in multiple languages is a plus. Experience working with neurodiverse students is a plus. Speech coaching experience is a plus. Ability and willingness to teach writing courses is a plus. Previous Writing Center experience is a plus.

Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Two reference letters
  • Writing sample

Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.

Apply Online:
https://www.soka.edu/jobs


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Director of the Undergraduate Writing Center (Academic Administrator), Writing Center

POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of the UWC administers all aspects of the writing center, which serves traditional and non-traditional undergraduate students. The director provides leadership in writing tutoring for undergraduates across the university’s campus and colleges; designs and coordinates structured, personalized writing instruction that reflects and integrates current writing theory and practice for a wide range of writing projects; performs outreach to faculty and courses across campus; and organizes and delivers presentations and workshops related to writing processes and skills to a range of university audiences. The UWC operates largely on the peer mentoring model and includes both face-to-face, online writing support, and workshops requested by faculty or other campus units/organizations. The Director of the UWC reports to the Director of Writing Programs. The UWC Director also teaches between one and two tutoring mentoring courses per quarter.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D., Ed.D. in a discipline relevant to the position or commensurate experience in writing center administration. Evidence of excellent administrative performance in a college or university writing center; Training in writing center theory and administration, multilingual writing theories, and demonstrated knowledge of best practices in the field. Demonstrable excellence in teaching undergraduate writing courses. Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills, and demonstrated ability to work well in a team-oriented environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Evidence of effective management and mentoring of student employees; experience with budget management; experience teaching undergraduate composition courses; evidence of effective tutoring or teaching multi-lingual writers; experience in tutor mentoring; and evidence of innovative educational programming.

Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee all operations of the UWC, including managing its daily operations, overseeing all budget, payroll, and purchasing activities, maintaining its technology and equipment needs, and assessing the effectiveness of its programming and operations.
  2. Train, direct, and mentor the UWC’s staff of 35 to 50 undergraduate employees. Organize and sustain instructor development programs in collaboration with other disciplines.
  3. Strategically direct, promote, and publicize the services of the Writing Center, including developing and managing its content marketing.
  4. Teach tutor mentoring courses during the 3 quarters.
  5. Engage in service at the department, college, university, and national levels.

Application Deadline: Applications open on August 22, 2022. Recruitment closes on September 30th, 2022.

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter that includes teaching and writing center philosophy

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.

Apply Online:
https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF07768


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