The University at Albany–SUNY seeks a Director for its First-Year Writing Program, which will be initiated in the Fall 2013 semester. A description of this program is available at http://www.albany.edu/generaleducation/writing-intensive.php.
The Director will be responsible for:
It is further expected that the Director would teach in the First-Year Writing Program. A faculty appointment is possible given the appropriate credentials.
- Overseeing all aspects of developing and managing the program, including curriculum, staffing, budget, and facilities
- Assisting the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Associate Dean for General Education in administering the writing component of the University at Albany’s General Education Program
- Consulting with departments and programs on how to implement a departmentally-based advanced writing requirement
- Coordinating with the Institute for Teaching, Learning and Academic Leadership to assist individual faculty who teach writing-intensive courses
- Assessing the effectiveness of the first-year seminar and participating in the efforts of governance bodies and the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness to develop ongoing evaluation of writing instruction across disciplines
- Doctorate from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
- A strong record of publication in the field of rhetoric and composition and/or writing program administration
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching writing
- Administrative experience in Writing Programs or Centers
- Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with a culturally diverse
Professional Rank and Salary Range: SL-6
Start Date: As soon as possible
Applications will be reviewed beginning on February 1, 2013 with the goal of filling the position as soon as possible after that date.
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