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Writing Specialist

Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Aug 25, 2023

Position Title
Writing Specialist

Position Number

University Writing Center - 202700

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • MA in Rhetoric & Composition or related field
  • Experience teaching or tutoring advanced undergraduates or graduate students in academic writing (at least two years)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Website management abilities
  • Knowledge of genres and conventions of academic writing
License/Certification Required


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The primary purpose of University College is to provide academic support services. The University Writing Center assists students working on writing projects. Writing Across the Curriculum supports faculty teaching writing across the university.

The primary purpose of the Writing Specialist is to provide consultation services to students through the University Writing Center and faculty through the Writing Across the Curriculum Program.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:
  • meeting with students and other clients about their writing projects in individual and small group appointments
  • meeting with faculty in individual consultations about writing and writing instruction
  • teaching classes and giving workshops on writing
  • creating resources for writers and writing instructors
  • managing the University Writing Center’s website
  • participating in on-going professional development, research, and assessment projects
  • assisting University Writing Center and Writing Across the Curriculum administrators with program projects and initiatives
  • serving on university committees
Suggested Salary Range

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position within a university office area

Special Instructions to Applicants

For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University’s Job Board:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Writing Samples of relevant work
  • List of at least three (3) professional references with contact information
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