English Faculty and Director of the Robinson Writing Center

Welcome to West Liberty University!  

Mission Statement:

West Liberty University, established in 1837, was the first institution of higher education in West Virginia. We are a dynamic, inclusive, student-centered community that cultivates scholarly exploration, experiential learning, creative expression, and global citizenship.

The Opportunity:

The Department of English and Modern Languages at West Liberty University seeks to hire a full-time tenure-track faculty member to serve as Director of the E. Kent and Barbara Culler Robinson Writing Center.  The Robinson Writing Center provides academic and professional writing support for all students and faculty at West Liberty University and is thus a key part of WLU’s student success initiatives.  As Director of the Writing Center, this faculty member’s duties will include:

  • Recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising peer-to-peer student writing consultants.
  • Managing the Robinson Writing Center facility and overseeing its daily operations.
  • Assisting WLU’s Student Success Center and Provost’s Office in student retention initiatives.
  • Collaborating with the faculty to design, implement, and assess first year writing courses.

In addition to their work in the Writing Center, this faculty member will fulfill a 2-2 teaching load for the academic year.

Education & Experience Requirements: 

  • PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, Professional Writing, or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.

Interested individuals should submit: 1) letter of application, 2) current CV, 3) unofficial transcripts, 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (which may include course evaluations and sample syllabi), and 5) contact information for three professional references to https://westlibertyuniversity.bamboohr.com/careers/262.

Review of applications will begin March 11, 2024.

Anticipated starting date: August 19, 2024.

Why you should apply:  

West Liberty University offers generous benefits, including approximately 2 days of annual leave (vacation) per month and 12-13 paid holidays.  Visit the WLU Benefit Page for more details: https://westliberty.edu/human-resources/employee-benefits

For the academic year employees, their dependents, and spouses are eligible for a 100% waiver for undergraduate tuition and only employees are eligible for 50% waiver for graduate tuition for certain programs.  

Free use of the Wellness facilities and free admission into all WLU events with your employee Topper Card.  

West Liberty University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all interested individuals.  Individuals who need assistance in the application process may contact Human Resources at hr@westliberty.edu. 

West Liberty University does not sponsor work visas.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Successfully passing a background screening report is required for final employment. 

West Liberty University is a tobacco free campus.

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