Earlham College seeks a motivated, independent, creative person to
direct our Writing Center.
The Director will partner with personnel across the College to
promote excellent writing. This
position is supervised by the Library Director.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Select, train, and supervise student writing/research peer
consultants at a unified service area in the main library.
- Perform individual writing/research tutoring.
- Partner closely with colleagues in the Library, the Academic
Enrichment Center, the Teaching and Learning Consultant, and other
- Assist with library and campus plans to advance Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion.
- Read and evaluate writing placement essays for incoming
- Manage the Writing Center website and operating budget.
- Classroom writing workshops and course-integrated sessions on
writing and citation competencies,
- 1-credit writing tutorials,
- Occasional faculty development workshops and seminars in
coordination with the Colleges Teaching and Learning Consultant,
librarians, and Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Center,
covering writing assignment topics such as multimodal composition
or scholarly communication,
- After one year, possibly a 4-credit first-year seminar or a
1-credit LIFT Program (first-generation student) section.
- Masters degree in a writing-related field, Composition and
- Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
- Knowledge and experience with Writing Center practice and
- Experience training and managing undergraduate peer-tutors
- Ability to work closely with a range of campus
- Ability to work with students at all levels
Preference will be given to those candidates with background in
Writing Center Administration at the collegiate level, proven
success in training and managing student tutors, and/or ELL or
multimodal composition background.
As a member of the Earlham College Faculty, this position has
privileges which include:
About Earlham College:
- Participation in the faculty governance process and
- Support for professional development;
- Eligibility for sabbatical leave;
- Eligibility to teach courses in the curriculum and lead
off-campus programs based on qualifications and experience.
Earlham College is a top-ranked liberal arts college located in
Richmond, IN, right on the Indiana-Ohio border. Earlham offers the
many advantages of a smaller city with a low cost-of-living, while
being within an hour of several larger metropolitan areas:
Indianapolis, Dayton, and Cincinnati.
Earlham is committed to and proud of being a diverse and inclusive
place most clearly visible in our student body: fully 22% of our
student body are international, coming from 59 nations in 2017, and
25% are domestic students of color. Faculty and staff also bring
tremendous diversity to the College many have lived and worked
outside the United States, and they make a point of drawing on
those experiences in their interactions with students.
Additionally, Earlham makes it a priority to serve as a safe and
welcoming place for LGBTQ+ communities. Our community is
characterized by respect for every person and a commitment to
social justice. Earlham recently affirmed making equity and
inclusion work among our primary institutional goals.
Interested candidates should submit the following through the
Earlham College/Paycom Employment Site
- cover letter explaining their interest in the position,
describing how they match the preferred qualifications and how they
are prepared for the position responsibilities
- statement on diversity which should include how your
professional experiences would contribute to the Colleges
commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- names and contact details of three references
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the search will
remain open until the position is filled.
Earlham College requires all employees to be vaccinated against
COVID-19 or apply for and receive a qualified exemption within two
weeks of the employment start date.
Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all
newly hired employees within the United States.
Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to
building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of
society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports
individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized
because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity,
gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and
physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from
women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker
identity, the College also solicits applications from members of
the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).