Business Title: Writing Center Instructor and Tutoring Specialist
Additional Titles: 200-NN - Lecturer
Employee Type: Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible, Faculty - Academic - OT Eligible
Under the supervision of the Writing Center director and the Writing Program director, the Writing Center Instructor and Tutoring Specialist collaborates in the oversight and direction of the WSU Undergraduate Writing Center and its various initiatives. This position contributes to our mission of providing all WSU students with equitable and inclusive access to writing support through one-with-one consultations, workshops, faculty collaborations, and credit-bearing writing-support courses. The Writing Center Instructor and Tutoring Specialist collaborates with the Writing Program leadership to ensure consistency and efficacy of the established tutoring and teaching endeavors and contributes to innovative and expansive initiatives aimed at supporting WSU student-writers.
In the day-to-day sense, the Writing Center Instructor and Tutoring Specialist will collaborate with WP leadership around many efforts: training, mentoring, and supervising the undergraduate writing tutors; developing and maintaining tutor, writer, and faculty resources related to writing and revision; developing and hosting Writing Center initiatives such as group-specific writing workshops and peer-review events; training and mentoring writing tutors to participate in those events; teaching and developing curricula for the WRIT prefix writing courses; supervising and mentoring tutors to co-instruct (or TA) writing classes in the WRIT prefix; and collaborating with the Writing Program leadership around faculty-development, student-support, writing assessment, and writing-intensive curricular efforts.
The Writing Center is housed within the WSU Writing Program, a member of DAESA (Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement) within the office of the Provost. The Writing Program is not associated with any one department or college and is committed to collaborating with faculty and staff across the university to foster, support, and enrich writing curricula in all disciplines.
A successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to participate in the mentoring and supervising of undergraduate writing tutors in the Writing Center. Duties might include:
Providing ongoing mentoring to the undergraduate writing tutors around pedagogies and practices of writing tutoring
Conducting formal and informal observation and evaluation of consultants and offering in-the-moment educational guidance or support in the on-campus Writing Center and online consultations
Developing and sustaining positive, professional relationships with the undergraduate tutors
A successful candidate will demonstrate abilities related to teaching and training Writing Center tutors and designing and implementing writing support classes for the WSU student population. Duties might include:
Collaborating with WC Director to offer regular professional development opportunities for the Writing Center tutors such as weekly online training activities and program development committees
Collaborate in planning and leading Writing Center tutor training events and meetings
Collaborate in teaching and training writing tutors to offer workshops, host peer review events, and visit university classes
Designing and leading classroom visits and/or workshops as requested by university faculty or the WP leadership
Teaching or co-teaching any of the 1-credit writing courses offered under the WRIT prefix
Collaborating with WP leadership in developing and expanding the WRIT course offerings
A successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to oversee an array of administrative aspects of the Writing Center. Duties might include:
Participate in recruiting and hiring new Writing Center tutors
Participate in the day-to-day supervision of the Writing Center including, but not limited to, managing the WConline appointment schedule, monitoring staff schedules and sub requests, troubleshooting during open hours, and welcoming incoming appointments and walk-ins
Managing correspondence through the Writing Center email address regarding student requests, faculty or advisor inquiries, instructor requests, etc.
Overseeing the WRIT course schedules in the university catalog and enrollment platform
Overseeing enrollment, section swaps, grading, and other logistics throughout the WRIT courses
Developing and maintaining physical and digital resources for consultants, writers, and faculty
Collaborating with the Writing Program leadership around the online presence of the Writing Center
A successful candidate will demonstrate capacity to engage in the professional components of a scholarly and administrative role in higher ed. These components include:
Collaborating in program assessment initiatives and related strategies for improvement in the UWC and GWC
Participating in local, state-wide, and national conversations about writing centers through the Pacific Northwest Writing Centers Association and/or the International Writing Centers Association
Staying up to date on current writing center scholarship and translate theory and research in the field into the UWC and GWC
Maintaining the day-to-day functions and practices in alignment with the vision and mission of the Writing Center and the Writing Program
Joining the WP's assessment team for the University Writing Portfolio
Collaborating with WP leadership in faculty development and WAC/WID initiatives
Working effectively and companionably with the WP staff.
Master's degree in any discipline
One year of experience in any form of academic support
Teaching or tutoring experience at any level
Supervisory experience with young adults or college-level employees
Experience working with diverse populations in education
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Experience working in a Writing Center, Learning Commons, or tutoring program
Experience teaching in higher education
Demonstrated knowledge of writing center theories and practice
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.1, and subsequent revisions where appropriate, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full Vaccination or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at email@example.com or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.
Area/College: Office of the Provost Department Name: WSU Writing Program City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA, 99164 Department Link: https://writingprogram.wsu.edu/
Monthly Salary: $4,200.00 commensurate with qualifications and experience Screening Date: Screening of applications will begin on July 11, 2022 and will remain ongoing until a successful applicant has been identified. Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check. Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 10 Month
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