Division/College: College of Social Sciences and Humanities
FT/PT: Full Time
The English Department Writing Program of Northeastern University seeks to fill one benefits-eligible, full-time, non-tenure track position for Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor of Multilingual Writing, beginning in the 2019 fall semester. The Northeastern Writing Program, recipient of the CCCC Certificate of Writing Program Excellence, serves multilingual undergraduates and graduate students through coursework, the Northeastern Writing Center, writing groups, and various workshops and outreach efforts. The Teaching Professor of Multilingual Writing will teach two courses per semester aimed at speakers of other languages, work for the equivalent of one course per semester in the Northeastern University Writing Center, and lead program-wide efforts to support Northeastern's large multilingual undergraduate and graduate student population. Reporting to the Director of the Writing Program and working closely with writing program administration, the successful candidate will work with both students and faculty to coordinate and enhance existing multilingual writing support resources, and build writing faculty capacity around multilingual writing pedagogy. The ideal candidate is an innovative, dedicated teacher who is knowledgeable of teaching and assessment strategies for supporting multilingual writers. There is an established promotion ladder from Assistant to Associate to Full Teaching Professor and opportunity for multi-year contracts. The standard appointment for teaching professors is six courses per year (80%), with service (10%) and professional development (10%) responsibilities.
ESSENTIALFUNCTIONSANDRESPONSIBILITIES: ●Work individually in the Writing Center with undergraduate and graduate multilingual students across the curriculum on academic and professionally oriented writing tasks. ●Plan and conduct training around multilingual writing pedagogy and support for NU Writing Center consultants and Writing Program instructors, whether through workshops, online modules and materials, or presentations. ●Work individually with NU Writing Center consultants and Writing Program instructors in support of individual students and multilingual pedagogies. ●Work closely with the NU Writing Program Director and Writing Program administrators (Writing Center Director, Director of First-Year Writing, Director of Advanced Writing in the Disciplines), supporting ongoing programs and helping to create new initiatives to support multilingual writers. ●Serve on the Writing Program Committee (policy body for the NU Writing Program) ●Participate in writing-related assessment initiatives. ●Perform additional duties as assigned.
●Ph.D. or Ed.D degree in relevant discipline (e.g., Rhetoric and/or Composition Studies, English, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Language and Literacy) required. ●Teaching experience with emphasis on college-level writing in English required. ●Experience teaching writing and/or advanced language acquisition in English to students one-on-one and/or classroom settings recommended. ●Experience facilitating student and faculty workshops. ●Interest or experience working collaboratively with staff, such as advisors, student affairs or admissions professionals, in support of multilingual students. ●Ability to work as a member of a diverse community.
The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts (www.northeastern.edu/cssh/about/deans-welcome). Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For information about the Writing Program, please see http://www.northeastern.edu/writing/. For information about employment at Northeastern University, see http://www.northeastern.edu/hrm/. To apply, go to the Faculty Positions site at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities website: http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty-positions/. Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer and a Title IX University. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented groups. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.
Initial applications should consist of a letter of interest; a curriculum vita; and a brief (1-2 page) statement of teaching philosophy, including a description of training and experience in teaching writing. Please note any background or training with ESL students, writing in the disciplines, online teaching, community engagement, or digital media. Applications received by March 22 can be assured the fullest review.
Requisition Number: FTFR001213
Internal Number: 59684
About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.