Director of Writing Program and Faculty Member in Writing and Rhetoric

Employer
College of the Atlantic
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Sep 27, 2022
Closes
Oct 04, 2022
Ref
672362052
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
College of the Atlantic (COA) seeks a full-time, permanent faculty member in writing and rhetoric to direct COA's writing program. The Director of the writing program is a faculty member who teaches courses, oversees COA's Writing Center, coordinates all writing classes, and is a resource for faculty across the curriculum. The Writing Program at COA is in transition and we seek a colleague who can lead, educate, and inspire the community to significantly reimagine and transform our approach to writing, rhetoric, and communication. While the details of this transformation are open, faculty have expressed a desire for a writing program that: Incorporates pluralistic, multi-modal approaches to writing that move beyond a monocultural notion of "Standard English" and includes an understanding of Global Englishes, Honors and values the wide range of students' literacies, Inspires and encourages all students in their learning, Recognizes there are multiple forms of communication that are valuable to a student's educational experience, Collaborates with faculty across the college, And is an integral part of our interdisciplinary, self-directed curriculum. The successful candidate will teach three to four courses a year in writing, rhetoric, communication, and related areas. (The standard faculty teaching load is five courses over three ten-week terms.) Other faculty responsibilities include advising and mentoring students, directing senior projects, supervising independent studies, and contributing to college governance. COA is an interdisciplinary college of approximately 350 students and 35 faculty. Each student designs their own major in Human Ecology and faculty are not organized into departments. The average class size is 13. Our educational approach integrates knowledge from all academic disciplines and seeks to understand and improve the relationships between humans and their built, natural, and social-cultural environments. Twenty-four percent of our students are international. Of our US students, roughly one in six are first-generation college students and about 40% are low-income (eligible for the federal Pell grant). College of the Atlantic is committed to increasing diversity, fostering inclusion, and working towards equity and justice. We encourage applications from candidates who demonstrate how their teaching, service, and research would contribute to making the college more inclusive, equitable, and diverse. We are particularly interested in candidates' experiences working with students, colleagues, and communities who identify with groups historically excluded, under-represented or marginalized in higher education. Requirements A PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies, or an allied field is required. The successful candidate will have: experience working in a college or university writing program or writing center; experience effectively teaching a diverse range of students, including multilingual learners; and collaborative leadership skills. We welcome applications from candidates who have taught and/or carried out scholarship in languages other than English. How to Apply Interested candidates are invited to submit an application consisting of: A cover letter, A CV with the names and contact information for three references, A statement of teaching philosophy and practice, including a discussion of your approach to and experience teaching diverse learners, A statement articulating your vision for an inclusive, accessible, effective writing program and how your supervisory and leadership experience, academic and otherwise, might help in achieving this vision. Please submit applications as a single pdf to writing-search@coa.edu . Review of applications will begin on December 4, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. We anticipate inviting finalists to campus for interviews in January or February of 2023. Questions about the search may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dave Feldman, at dfeldman@coa.edu . The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2023. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Category: , Keywords: Composition Studies - Faculty Position

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