Director of the Writing Center and Instructor of Composition

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McKendree University is seeking a full-time, 12-month combination appointment as Writing Center Director and Instructor of first-year composition.  Responsibilities include overseeing the hiring and training of tutors, as well as overseeing scheduling, outreach, and promotion. The position will also include teaching three sections of first-year composition each semester. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in Writing Center administration and composition instruction. Experience with developmental writing and English Language Learning is a plus. 


Applicants should have a Master’s degree or a doctorate in English or Composition.

McKendree University is a private university in Lebanon, IL, just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, home to four professional sports teams, eight Fortune 500 companies, and the sixth most visited urban public park in the United States. 

Interested candidates should complete and submit the McKendree Employment Application and send a letter of interest referencing Job #DWC86 with a resume/CV, a list of courses you are prepared to teach, unofficial graduate transcripts (official upon hire), a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, a diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation to the Director of Human Resources,

Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by December 1, 2023.

McKendree is an ADA/EEO/Vet/Disabled employer committed to enhancing the cultural and gender diversity of the campus. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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