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Director of the Writing Center

Company: Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
Location: Normal
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Alabama A&M University (AAMU), an 1890 Land-Grant institution located in the high-tech center of Huntsville in northern Alabama, invites applications for the positions listed below. Situated in the northeast quadrant of the city of 200,000, the hillside campus is just four miles away from downtown Huntsville. AAMU offers its 6,100-student population a wide range of course offerings under the College of Agriculture, Life and Natural Sciences; College of Business and Public Affairs; College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences and College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Science. The School of Graduate Studies serves about 1,400 and offers doctoral degree programs in Applied Physics, Food Science, Plant/Soil Science and Reading/Literacy.
Job Description:
Summary:The Director of the Writing Center will manage the day-to-day operations of the Writing Center and provide a strategic vision with the specific goal of assisting the undergraduate students to strengthen their academic writing. This 12-month appointment is within the Department of English and Foreign Languages in the College of Education, Humanities, and Behavioral Sciences.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a strategic plan (vision, goals, objectives, and assessment measures) for the Writing Center in conjunction with the chairperson of the Department of English and Foreign Language.
  • Provide direct services to faculty and students.
  • Cultivate an effective learning environment for the Writing Center.
  • Train, supervise, and evaluate Writing Center student peer tutors.
  • Record and analyze quantitative and qualitative data to report on Writing Center services in order to promote student success and retention.
  • Chair or Co-Chair the Writing Across the Curriculum University Committee.
  • Teach courses in the Composition program.
  • Participate in department and College committees/activities related to the Writing Center (as assigned by Department Chair or College Dean.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
    Minimum Position Requirements (including years of experience, certifications, licenses, etc.):
    • Ph.D. degree in Rhetoric & Compositionor another rhetoric-based discipline, MA in English or MFA in Writing with a strong writing center background will be considered.
    • Experience working in a writing center in a university setting
    • Atleast three years of experience teaching writing
    • Experience working with a diverse population and first-generation college students
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
      Additional Information:
      SALARY:The salary for each position is based on the grade/tier in which the position is placed, and the salary within the grade/tier is based on the number of years of related experience or number of years in the hiring rank.Alabama A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action EmployerAlabama A&M University encourages applications for employment from persons who are members of groups that have been underrepresented based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.
      Application Instructions:
      Please submit the following documents online to be considered for the position:
      • Employment Application
      • Resume (include all work experience/history)
      • Unofficial transcript (if applicable)Already have an AAMU Employment Account? Login to add documents or update your account.

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