Director of the Writing Center/Open Rank (Assistant, Associate or Full) Professor/

Queens College, City University of New York, seeks a dynamic and innovative scholar to serve as the Director of the Queens College Writing Center. We seek candidates with experience overseeing a writing center or writing program that serves a linguistically and culturally rich student population. As a faculty member, the successful candidate will be an active member of their home department in terms of teaching, research, and service. As Director of the Writing Center, the successful candidate will provide leadership and be responsible for developing, establishing, and implementing its the strategic vision and priorities, including establishing goals and objectives, designing assessment for the Writing Center, creating campus-wide writing support, and managing day-to-day operations with the support of an academic professional. The person in this position will be joining an engaged community of scholars in writing who are committed to supporting the students of Queens College and who have a newly developed writing minor. 

The position is open professorial rank (tenure/tenure-track), and the home academic department will be determined by the scholarly specialization of the successful candidate. The question of appropriate academic home department will be addressed with all candidates who are invited to interview. The Directorship itself is a five-year appointment, reporting to the Associate Provost for Innovation and Student Success, after which there will be review and possible renewal. The workload will be split between the Directorship and teaching in the home department. The normal workload at QC is 3:3 and the expectation for this job is that there will be a 2-course release per semester for directing the Writing Center. At the conclusion of the Directorship, workload will be determined completely by the home academic department. 

The faculty and student body at Queens College reflects the extensive cultural and linguistic diversity of New York City.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through equity and inclusion. With a commitment to an increasingly global society, Queens College offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. The College’s liberal arts, science, and pre-professional programs have earned it high rankings in college guides such as “The Princeton Review America’s Best Value Colleges;” the College’s graduates have won prominence in nearly every field.   

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Candidates should provide a CV that includes publication and teaching record and the contact information for three (3) academic references (reference letters will be requested during the second stage of review) and a 2-3 page cover letter that reflects relevant scholarly and teaching interests, as well as a description of administrative approach and philosophy. 

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