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Director of Writing Programs

Company: Jobleads
Location: Greenville
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Welcome to Furman University's Career Site!IMPORTANT:" Load all documents in the My Experience area under Resume/CV. This may include your resume/C.V., cover letter, unofficial transcript, teaching philosophy, etc. Please wait for all documents to finish uploading before clicking Next.If the process times out you will lose your progress, so please ensure you have all necessary documents available before starting.The drop-down lists only display so many options: please type into a drop-down list to search for your option. For example: in Field of Study, you may need to enter your field name. If you have no field, type "None."If you have previously applied, make sure your information is current as you can transfer it to another application.Prior to submitting your application, verify all information for accuracy and ensure you have uploaded all appropriate documents. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit your application other than to change your contact information.If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Office of Human Resources via email at or by calling 864-294-2217.Job Title:Director of Writing ProgramsJob Family:ProfessionalsFull-Time/Part-Time:Full timeCompensation Grade:9SPay Type:SalaryDepartment:Dean of the FacultyJob Summary:Furman University invites applications for the position of Director of Writing Programs. The colleague in this role will provide leadership, assessment plans, and faculty and student development in fostering a culture of writing. This pursuit will be accomplished in alignment with Furman's strategic vision, The Furman Advantage (TFA), and its linkages with Furman's inclusive excellence goals. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field, provide evidence of exemplary inclusive teaching and workshop facilitation, and have the ability to assess de-centralized writing programs in the liberal arts setting. This professional will report to the Dean of Faculty and will develop productive collaborations with the Office of Institutional Assessment and Research, the Center for Academic Success, the Faculty Development Center, faculty librarians, and academic department chairs. This is a full-time administrative and teaching position with a non-tenure track academic appointment at rank commensurate with experience and accomplishments.Job Description: Successful applicants will have a minimum of five years of experience teaching writing at the college level, demonstrated teaching excellence, and a strong foundation of infusing courses with high-impact practices. Applicants must have formal training in writing pedagogy and a commitment to inclusive pedagogy and curriculum design. Responsibilities:Teach two to three courses in the writing program per yearCreate appropriate structures for ensuring faculty involvement in Writing Program administration, including:administration of the Writing Program budget including funding requests and opportunities for course and curricular development;serving as an administrative resource to the Curriculum Committee, the Curricular Initiatives Committee, and other ad hoc, standing faculty, or administrative committees as necessary;partnership with the Dean of Faculty to identify strategic alignments with appropriate committees and departments Guide academic units as they design strategies for writing in the disciplines and assist in developing writing assessment plans that are both effective and sustainable Develop and deliver evidence-based workshopsDesign and administer the Faculty Writing Fellows program or similar faculty development opportunitiesCollaborate with the:Center for Academic Success and specifically the Writing and Media Lab to support student writing development;Faculty Development Center to design faculty and staff development opportunities;Associate Provost for Engaged Learning, the Chief Diversity Officer, and other senior leadership to ensure coordinated and strategic work across the writing program, in engaged learning opportunities, and in institutional inclusive excellence goals;Faculty librarians to coordinate targeted support for information and research fluency in writing instruction;and, the Office of Institutional Assessment and Research to harness data to tell the story of program effectiveness.Applicants should submit the following:a cover letter;a current vita;a statement of writing program philosophy with evidence of teaching effectiveness;a statement that describes how your professional experience, scholarship, mentoring, and/or service might contribute to the community of a liberal arts college committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values;and, names of three professional references.Education Requirements:Certification Requirements:Job Posting End Date (if date is blank, posting is open ended): Posted 2 Days Ago Full time R001161 About Us Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives. Our recently-launched strategic vision, The Furman Advantage , promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across differences. Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits. Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina , a racially and culturally diverse community that is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast. It has been ranked among "America's Ten Best" by Forbes Magazine. Greenville has a thriving downtown, excellent private and public schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and Travelers Rest, which was named "one of America's coolest small towns." It is within a short driving distance of Asheville, Charlotte and Atlanta. The Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches are within easy reach. In keeping with our commitment to equity and inclusion, domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits and faculty/staff affinity groups exist to offer support for faculty/staff that identify as LGBTQIA+ and/or Black/African-American.

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