Associate Director of First-Year Writing

The Department of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a full-time 12-month Academic Professional position as Associate Director of the First-Year Writing program to begin Spring 2020. This position will report to the Director of the First-Year Writing Program. The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to take on a critical administrative role and a commitment to teaching first-year writing courses to a diverse student body. The position will oversee the scheduling and staffing of all first-year writing courses; help evaluate curricular, programming, personnel, and budgetary matters; coordinate the placement testing process; monitor student enrollment in first-year writing courses and respond to all related inquiries; and supervise all administrative functions of the first-year writing program office, including running the weekly staff meetings. The Associate Director will teach one section of a first-year writing course each fall and spring semester.

A minimum of 2 years teaching first-year writing required. M.A. or Ph.D. in English or a related field required. Administrative experience in a college writing program strongly preferred.

For fullest consideration please complete an on-line application at, including a letter of application, CV, and either the names and email addresses of three references or a link to a dossier service, by November 25, 2019. To begin the application process, follow the “create account” link before proceeding to the job listings.


UIC is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive University located in the heart of one of the nation's largest metropolitan areas. It is a comprehensive public university with a diverse student body of more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. UIC is federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) through its status as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding.


The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding.

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