Assistant Director of the Writing Center

Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 27, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

University of Idaho

Assistant Director of the Writing Center

Location: Moscow

Division/College: College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: $42,010 per year

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The University of Idaho invites applications for the Assistant Director of the Writing Center. This position provides support to the Director of the Writing Center, and manages the Writing Center's online tutoring services. The Assistant Director will work with writers across the disciplines, from first-year students in composition courses, to students and other campus community members working on advanced writing projects. Additional duties include:
  • Teach two courses per semester. Teaching would support the first-year composition program or other programs as assigned by the Department of English.
  • 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 Global Student Success Program, the McNair Scholars, and other similar programs.
  • Conduct outreach: visit classes; develop presentations, workshops, and promotional materials; communicate with faculty and advisors; attend events like UIdaho Bound, New Transfer Student Orientation, and Palousafest; assist with website maintenance.
  • Manage online tutoring services: schedule online tutors; assist in the training and supervision of online tutors; develop instructional materials for online tutoring; troubleshoot and access technical support.
  • Manage WCONLINE: update forms; generate individual and year-end reports.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Master’s degree 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 working with diverse language and cultural backgrounds, including students with unique learning needs.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Terminal degree in a relevant discipline;
    • Experience as a college-level instructor of undergraduate writing courses;
    • Experience with the University of Idaho composition curriculum;
    • Knowledge of Idaho’s co-requisite initiatives for fulfilling the first-year writing requirement;
    • Experience with various forms of technology to support writing center operations, including WCONLINE, the Microsoft Office suite, social media tools, and online conferencing software.

    Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

    Posting Number: F000877P

    Posting Date: 10/26/2020

    Closing Date:

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Special Instructions:
    First review date will take place November 23, 2020.

    Use the “Other Document 1” field to upload your most recent teaching evaluations (submit one year of evals).

    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.


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