Director of College Writing -AUCA, Bishkek Kyrgyzstan
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The Director of College Writing will collaborate with AUCA faculty to ensure the continued success of the rigorously demanding writing component of the First-Year Seminar program and the Writing Intensive Courses in the disciplines. S/he will teach 6 credits per semester—in the First-Year Seminar Program and a Tutoring Pedagogy course in the spring semesters. S/he will also lead workshops on a variety of topics—creating revision-friendly syllabi and assignments, using writing-to-learn techniques in the classroom, responding to papers, promoting classroom engagement, and addressing English-as-a-Foreign-Language issues in context. S/he will work with seniors as they develop and complete their senior theses and consult both faculty and students on a variety of academic writing issues. S/he will most importantly oversee the continued development of AUCA’s new full-service Writing and Academic Resource Center, expanding outreach, planning classes, strategizing staffing and training programs for peer tutors in Writing, Mathematics and a variety of courses. The Director of College Writing is a key member of the AUCA’s two-week Orientation planning committee and works with the Dean of Faculty and the Vice President of Academic Affairs to help further the Liberal Arts mission of the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Masters or Masters of Fine Art required; Doctorate preferred

• Experience working in a College/University Writing & Academic Resource Center

• Experience developing, implementing, and managing successful academic support programs

• Knowledge of EFL issues and writing and tutoring theory/pedagogy

• Strong familiarity with peer collaborative learning models

• Experience hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating administrative & student staff

• Program assessment experience, including proficiency with basic statistics/record keeping

• Experience managing budgets

• Experience in developing and offering academic support workshops for both faculty & students

• Experience writing and presenting for professional/educational audiences

• Evidence of strong teaching experience

Salary will be based on experience and qualifications. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by March 30. Email documents to Celia Bland, International Coordinator for The Bard Institute of Writing and Thinking at:


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