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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Location: MadisonWI 53706 Document ID: AC405-5XAE Posted on: 2018-10-1810/18/2018 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time
Minimum Education: Ph.D.2018-12-17

Associate Professor/Professor

The English Department at UW Madison seeks an outstanding leader-teacher-scholar with energy and vision to serve as the Director of the Writing Center and Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Program. This will be a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of associate professor or full professor. A Ph.D. in Composition-Rhetoric, English, or related area is required.  Candidates should have a record of successful administration in leading a writing center and/or WAC program as well as a record of research and teaching in writing center studies, WAC, and/or writing studies. The normal teaching load for the director initially, will be 1 undergraduate or graduate course during spring semester. The additional duties of the position are the administration of the multifaceted Writing Center and WAC Program. Candidates will conduct research appropriate to the mission of the university, and participate in a lively graduate program and department.

The primary duties and responsibilities of the Director include:

•Providing vision and leadership for the mission of the Writing Center and WAC Program

•Managing the budget and identifying funding opportunities

•Developing and implementing assessment plans for the programs

•Planning classes, workshops, and programs in collaboration with center and program staff and instructors

•Supervising, mentoring, and collaborating with professional academic staff, graduate student instructors (including a team of graduate student leaders), and undergraduate Writing Fellows

•Recruiting and hiring Writing Center instructors

•Developing and fostering relationships across campus in support of the WAC Program mission

•Teaching the pro-seminar on writing center theory and pedagogy and leading other professional development activities

•Teaching an undergraduate or graduate course each spring

•Maintaining a regular presence in the Writing Center and engaging in the center’s programs

This position will conduct the three-fold duties of all faculty members: conduct research, teach, and participate in service appropriate to rank.

Apply for the position at: https//jobs.wisc.edu (search PVL 96255). For questions contact Professor Morris Young: msyoung4@wisc.edu. For assured consideration, please submit application materials by November 30, 2018. However, the position will remain open until the position is filled.

UW-Madison is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and the department encourages under-represented minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to aUnless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request.  Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. A criminal background check will be required prior to start of employment. 



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