Director/Senior Associate Director of Writing

Director/Senior Associate Director of Writing

Teaching and Learning/Sheridan Center

Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University’s Writing Center is a highly utilized resource that houses the renowned Writing Fellows Program, founded in 1982 and the first of its kind in the country. The Writing Center is located within the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, which offers both instructional and student support. The Senior Associate Director/Director of Writing provides leadership, strategic direction, and management of the Writing Center and writing support initiatives. The Senior Associate Director/Director works with the Assistant Director to guide the Writing Fellows program, supervise and offer professional development for Graduate Associates, manage Writing Center operations, and administer pre-orientation and peer-to-peer programs in writing. Working closely with faculty and College deans, the Senior Associate Director/Director oversees Brown’s writing check process. The Senior Associate Director/Director of Writing also collaborates with Brown’s Nonfiction Writing Program and other Sheridan staff to foster campus-wide conversations about writing across the curriculum, academic integrity, and effective and equitable practices for writing support. This position will carry a non-tenure-track faculty appointment. This position occasionally involves evening and weekend events. The candidate’s qualifications, education, and skills will determine if the position is filled at a grade 11 or grade 12. ​



  • Earned Ph.D. in discipline represented by a Brown department

Required Experience:

  • Grade 12 Director: Five or more years of experience in a college Writing Center, or with Writing Across the Curriculum program administration, or in a faculty/student development role with a strong writing focus, including management, budgeting, and supervisory experience
  • Grade 11 Senior Associate Director: Three or more years of experience in a college Writing Center, or with Writing Across the Curriculum program administration, or in a faculty/student development role with a strong writing focus
  • Post-secondary experience teaching writing to undergraduates, with evidence of effective and inclusive teaching
  • Teaching or Writing Center experience in working effectively with a diverse student and faculty population, in alignment with the University's and Center’s strategic plans and diversity and inclusion objectives
  • Knowledge of composition theory and best practices in writing pedagogy committed to inclusion, equity, and social justice
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Facility with work in a collaborative environment, as part of a multidisciplinary team

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with a Writing Fellows or undergraduate peer tutor programs
  • Experience with graduate consultants/associates programs
  • Experience working in or collaborating with a faculty development center and/or academic support
  • Experience with digital modalities for writing
  • Advancement/fundraising experience

This position occasionally involves evening and weekend events.

All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to a criminal and education records check satisfactory to Brown.

To view more details and to apply, please use this link to the position on Brown’s Career Site:

Review will begin on October 21st and continue until filled.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown’s vibrant, diverse campus community consists of about 4,500 staff and faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.

Brown offers competitive benefits such as a generous retirement plan and education programs; details are available at:


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