Associate Professor/Professor in English-Director of Writing Center & Writing Across the Curriculum

The Department of English seeks an outstanding scholar-teacher-leader with vision and proven leadership skills to serve as the Director of the Writing Center and Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Program to begin August 2020. This will be a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of associate professor or full professor; candidates must have a Ph.D. in Composition-Rhetoric, English, or related area; distinguished record of research and teaching in writing studies; rhetoric, writing center studies; writing in the disciplines; writing across the curriculum; or related fields appropriate to the mission of the university. Candidates should also have a record of successful administration in leading a writing center and/or WAC program, or comparable program/unit.

As Director, the successful candidate will provide vision for the University's multifaceted Writing Center and WAC Program, oversee their operations (including budgetary management and assessment planning), and be a central figure in the University's already robust campus culture of writing. As a member of the faculty, the successful candidate will conduct research, teach, and participate in service.  The Director will maintain an active research program in their area of expertise. The Director will initially teach one (1) course per academic year.

Applications for the position must be submitted at (search for PVL 100745). Applicants will be required to upload the following documents: 1) A current CV; 2) A detailed letter of application describing research, teaching, and administrative strengths; 3) Name and contact information for three references.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 8, 2019. For questions about the position, contact Morris Young: or Christa Olson

UW-Madison is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and the department encourages under-represented minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. A criminal background check will be required prior to start of employment.

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