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Associate Director of the Writing Center

University of Idaho

Posting Details
Position Information

Posting Number F001120P
Internal Posting?
Recruitment Title Associate Director of the Writing Center
Advertising Pay Range $49,356-$53,140, commensurate with experience
Location Moscow
Primary Division/College College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Primary Unit English
Employee Category Faculty
Classification Group Title Program Dir/Dist Dir/Super
Position Control Number 5440
Suffix 01
Contingency Code 5
Contract Basis Academic Year
Anticipated Contract Start Date 08/13/2023
FLSA Status Overtime Exempt
Tenure Tracking Non-Tenure Track
Rank Instructor
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Extension Type Not Applicable
Administrative Appointment Type On-going
Administrative Appointment End Date (if applicable)

Position Responsibilities

Position Summary The University of Idaho English Department invites applications for a full-time Associate Director of the Writing Center, a non-tenure track appointment as Instructor Faculty, to begin Fall 2023. The Writing Center is housed in the English Department and serves the entire university, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni through one-on-one appointments, workshops, online resources, and group writing events. The Writing Center directly supports the Composition Program’s co-requisite model for first-year composition, the Vandal Gateway Program in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, and graduate writing support for theses, dissertations, and manuscripts. The primary responsibility of the Associate Director of the Writing Center will be to contribute to the leadership and administration of day-to-day operations in the center and to the development of future services, resources and programs.
Specific duties include:

  • Assist with daily operations on-campus: tutor students; supervise and mentor tutors; schedule face-to-face tutor shifts; hire tutors and approve time-sheets.
  • Act as a liaison for programs requiring student visits: schedule and oversee orientations for English 109 students; communicate with English 109 Studio Tutors about Writing Center services; maintain records of English 109 student visits to the Writing Center; maintain records of students from support programs such as McNair Scholars and the Vandal Gateway Program.
  • Produce writing resources, workshops, and content for social media and other outreach.
  • Maintain knowledge of current best practices in writing center studies and memberships in professional organizations such as the International Writing Centers Association or Rocky Mountain Writing Centers Association.
  • Teach one courses per semester. Teaching will include first-year composition and other courses at the discretion of the English Department.
  • Attend faculty meetings and participate in committees at the department level and at the college or university level.
Unit/Department Summary The College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences is committed to equity and inclusion. The University of Idaho puts diversity as central to the school’s mission and responsibilities as the land grant university in Idaho (President’s commitment). As a college, CLASS embraces and expands this mission. We are the largest and most diverse college at UI and are committed to building a just and equitable society. As the college which focuses on liberal arts education, we especially see it as our duty to study the human condition and serve as agents of positive change. We seek faculty and staff who will contribute to our culture of inclusion and acceptance and share our goals towards equity and justice.
Contingency Description This administrative appointment or the administrative portion of the faculty appointment is temporary. Employee acknowledges and agrees that in the event there is no longer a need for the administrative assignment, as determined by University in its sole discretion, University may change this Agreement and remove the administrative salary and/or course release during the contract year and employee may return to their faculty appointment, upon 60 days written notice.
Teaching & Advising 24%
Scholarship & Creative Activity 0%
Outreach & Extension 15%
University Service & Leadership 61%


Minimum Education/Degree Required Listed degree qualification is required at time of hire.
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree or above in a relevant discipline such as Rhetoric and/or Composition Studies, English, Language and Literacy;
  • Experience working in a college or university writing center, with experience assisting developmental writers;
  • Experience with various forms of technology to support writing center operations, such as WCONLINE, the Microsoft Office suite, social media tools, and online conferencing software.
  • Experience working with diverse language and cultural backgrounds, including students with unique learning needs.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience as a college-level instructor of undergraduate writing courses;
  • Knowledge of co-requisite teaching models
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

Posting Information

Posting Date 03/24/2023
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants This position is open until filled, however, applications receive on or before April 3, 2023 will receive first consideration. Posting will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates has been identified.
To apply, please submit a letter of application that directly addresses your qualifications for the position, including all required and preferred qualifications. Please include a current curriculum vita. Please also include a 1-2 page tutoring philosophy that conveys your values and goals in tutoring writing, describes your general approach to tutoring, and includes examples and justification (upload as Other Document 1). Three confidential letters of recommendation must also be submitted directly to [email protected] (please reference posting number in the subject line).
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Background Check Statement Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
EEO Statement

The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.

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