Multilingual Writing Specialist and Assistant Professor of Writing, Colby Writing Program

Colby College
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 16, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Multilingual Writing Specialist and Assistant Professor of Writing, Colby Writing Program
Full-Time, 10-Month, Exempt, Salaried, Faculty Appointment

The successful candidate will join a vibrant and inclusive writing program at a selective residential liberal arts college. For more information, please see the Colby Writing Program and the Farnham Writers’ Center websites.

The Multilingual Writing Specialist (MLWS) is an integral member of the Colby Writing Program and works collaboratively with its Director and the Director of the Farnham Writers’ Center on matters related to writing and communication, with primary responsibility for enhancing existing multilingual writing support for students. The successful candidate will work one-on-one with multilingual writers; teach three writing-intensive courses, one each term; help build faculty capacity around multilingual writing pedagogy; and collaborate with Writing Program faculty to plan and facilitate workshops. As a non-tenure-track, continuing member of the Colby faculty, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to develop new courses and continue to advance a research agenda in their area(s) of expertise.

To apply, please submit materials through Interfolio. Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, a summary of research interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates commitment to diversity and inclusive pedagogy. Please also include a representative sample of current scholarship and evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as teaching evaluations, awards, or certificates.

Applications received by January 20, 2021 will receive full consideration, with review of applications to continue until the position is filled. The committee expects to interview candidates via Zoom in mid-to-late February and hold virtual campus visits in early April. Position starts July 1, 2021.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website:

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