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Assistant Director of Pedagogy and Training - (STA008442)

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Speech & Rhetoric, Humanities, English & Literature, Other Humanities, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Editing & Publications Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assists Writing Center staff in carrying out the mission of the Writing Center and aids Writing Center partners by providing expertise and scholarship-informed guidance in developing and enhancing training and pedagogical practices in each area of the Writing Center. Directs the advancement of short- and long-term pedagogical goals and objectives through training writing consultants and collaborating with Writing Center staff members as well as outside faculty and administrators.

  1. Develops curriculum for writing consultant training, establishes practices for its implementation and pursues opportunities for pedagogical research to ensure consistency in preparation and continuous improvement in the quality of the educational experience delivered to Writing Center constituents.
  2. Develops pedagogical priorities, resources, and the appropriate training for Writing Center partnerships in collaboration with other Writing Center staff and faculty partners in the Writing in the Disciplines (WID) program to identify localized writing needs, provide guidance for curricular changes that support writing instruction, and ensure ongoing quality implementation of WID goals.
  3. Supervises the Writing Center's Developmental Reading & Writing program, including establishing a pedagogically sound curriculum, training writing consultants in current best practices, and communicating with Writing Center staff and university partners as needed.
  4. Demonstrates and applies knowledge of best practices in teaching and assessing first-year composition and writing in various disciplines in order to provide pedagogical support to all Writing Center staff and partners.
  5. Leads workshops and presentations for students and faculty from across campus which present scholarship-informed content on writing and Writing Center services.
  6. Supervises and evaluates full and part-time staff involved in Writing Center training.
  7. Performs other job-related duties as required.


Qualifications :

Masters and 3 years experience

Requires application of advanced principles, techniques and theory in a professional discipline or a thorough general business management knowledge. Knowledge of this level is typically obtained through a directly job-related Master's degree or equivalent formal training in a recognized field of specialization that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Requires a minimum of three (3) years of directly job-related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition, English, or a related field.

- Experience with writing program and/or writing center administration.

- A strong record of teaching college composition or other writing courses.

- Familiarity with writing center scholarship, professional conferences, and organizations.

- Experience mentoring students and/or writing consultants.

- Experience providing and/or structuring programs of individual writing support.

The following documents are required:

- Cover letter delineating the manner in which your work experience applies to the posting.

- Resume

- Salary History

- Transcript(s)

- Three work references. The hiring department expects you to name current or past supervisors.

NOTE: We will maintain your confidentiality and notify you in advance of making contact with any of your references. References will be contacted only after the interviewing process has been completed. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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