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Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing and Writing Center Director

Wesleyan University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 13, 2024

Job Details

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details

Wesleyan University invites applications for the Writing Center Director for the Fall 2024 semester.
Job Description
The Director of the Writing Center is a full-time, one semester position. The Director is responsible for teaching one first-year seminar in their area of specialization and a .5 credit tutor training and professional development course. In addition to these teaching responsibilities, the Writing Center Director is responsible for:
● Supervising and mentoring staff of approximately 30-35 undergraduate writing tutors and running a 3-day training for new tutors at the start of the semester.
● On-boarding, mentoring, and supervising the post-bacc Writing Center fellow who works with the Writing Center Director to run the daily activities of the Writing Center including weekly all-staff emails, scheduling, payroll, maintenance of the Writing Center space, maintaining the staff Slack, monthly all-staff meetings, and WCOnline.
● Publicizing, administering, assessing, and supervising the .25 credit Mentor Program that pairs Writing Center staff with interested writers including our first-generation, low-income writing mentor program.
● Collaborating with the Director of Academic Writing and the Associate Professor of TESOL on orientation, programmatic needs, events, and personnel matters.
● Maintaining budget and longitudinal data for the Writing Center and writing an end-of-semester report.
Additional duties, depending on the interests of successful candidate and needs of the Writing Center, might include: publicity, thesis writing support, Writing Center ambassador program, Writing Center social media, workshops with the Office of Faculty Career Development and Center for Pedagogical Innovation, in-class writing workshops, and consultations with faculty about teaching writing.
Minimum Qualifications

● BA
● 2 years experience working at a university writing center
● Commitment to equity and inclusion with particular emphasis on historically bypassed student populations and multilingual writers
● Experience with WCOnline or similar scheduling and data collection programs
● Phd in hand, ABD, or terminal degree in field ( MFA, etc.)
● 2 years experience teaching writing at the university level
● 1 year experience in writing center leadership position or writing center directorship
Special Instructions To Applicants

Please submit:(1) Cover Letter, (2) CV, (3) Writing Center Director Statement with attention to how tutor training and professional development is engaged in a larger commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (submit as “Other Document”), (4) Teaching Philosophy, (5) Syllabus for a first-year seminar, (6) Email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.
Additional Information

Candidates who submit their materials before March 15, 2024 will receive first consideration. Inquiries should be directed to Stephanie Weiner, Chair, Search Committee, at

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Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504 or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator. Wesleyan University complies with the Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime statistics and security policies. Copies of Wesleyan University?s Clery Act Report are available on request and online at


Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand. 

Our student body of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 200 graduate students is housed on a beautiful 316-acre historic New England campus that offers the comfort of an intimate and collaborative learning environment supported by renowned faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and unique research opportunities.

With our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, creative programming, and commitment to interdisciplinary learning, Wesleyan challenges students to explore new ideas and change the world. Our graduates go on to lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including government, business, entertainment, and science.

At Wesleyan, we are all educators. We welcome your interest in Wesleyan's diverse, energetic community of employees who, by their creativity, innovative thinking, and generosity of spirit, help make Wesleyan a great place to work. In this energetic and inclusive community, our talented faculty and staff foster a liberal arts educational experience characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. Genuinely open-minded, intellectually curious, and mission-driven, our employees invest their impressive talents in fulfilling careers.

Wesleyan offers a broad range of growth and wellness opportunities—comprehensive health benefitsfitness incentives, generous paid time offretirement plansflexible work schedules, and educational benefits, including free employee access to Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies program and undergraduate tuition reimbursement for dependents of eligible employees. Benefits-at-a-Glance

Campus life affords employees countless opportunities to experience general-interest, academic, artistic, and athletic events. Our location in scenic central Connecticut provides easy access to Boston, New York, and the many other exciting and culturally rich destinations of New England. Few workplaces are like Wesleyan, and we welcome your interest in learning more about us.

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