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Writing Specialist

Employer
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 2, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Writing Specialist

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee


Position Number: 02376086

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)


Job Summary
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of General Studies is seeking a Writing Specialist for the First-Year Bridge program. The First-Year Bridge program is a student support service/program for students who are admitted to UW-Milwaukee on a conditional basis due to their previous academic performance. Through First-Year Bridge, students are connected to a comprehensive network of academic resources to assist in their successful completion of the program. The Writing Specialist provides individualized co-curricular support in college writing, reading, and research for all levels of writing and reading students active in the First-Year Bridge program. The Writing Specialist may also be assigned teaching of one course per semester (e.g., CGS ENG 101, CGS ENG 102, CGS LEC 101, or CGS LEC 105). The Writing Specialist works collaboratively with other program staff and the Writing and Reading instructors in the First-Year Bridge program.

This is a fixed-term, renewable academic staff position appointed at 100% full-time equivalence (FTE) for the academic year (9 months) and reports directly to the First-Year Bridge Program Director. The University of Wisconsin (UW) System offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of our community and contributes towards the cost of several benefit plans. See more information below in “Benefits and Total Rewards”.

Contract starts August 19, 2024. Fall classes begin September 5, 2024. New staff orientation is scheduled within the contract period.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduate degree in English, Writing, or a related field
  • Experience in teaching or tutoring writing


Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with the operation of co-requisite support and/or developmental education programs
  • Experience teaching developmental reading and/or writing courses
  • Successful experience working with underrepresented and diverse populations


Application Instructions
Interested candidates must upload the following documents:
  • A cover letter that addresses how their experience meets the qualifications of the position
  • A Professional Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • A document containing the names of three professional references, including contact information (email address, phone number, and mailing address)



UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Review of applications will begin June 3, 2024 and continue until position is filled. Application materials received after June 2, 2024 may not receive consideration.

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact uwm-jobs@uwm.edu or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu/, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

To apply, please visit: https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/38868




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