The Department of English at Rutgers University seeks to appoint an Executive Director of its Writing Program at the rank of Associate or Full Teaching Professor. The Executive Director will report to the Chair of the English Department and will work in conjunction with the Director of the Writing Program, who is a tenured faculty member in English. This is a five-year renewable term effective July 1, 2019 or earlier. Candidates will possess a record of innovative and collaborative leadership experience, as well as a strong record of professional engagement and teaching in writing studies, rhetoric, digital and multimodal composition, English and education, or a related field.
The Executive Director will hold an administrative position on a calendar-year appointment. S/he will teach two courses per year and have responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Writing Program, including direct responsibility for six Associate Directors; oversight of more than 80 full-time faculty (non-tenure-track) and six staff members; and supervision of a teaching staff that includes more than a hundred TAs and an equal number of Part Time Lecturers.
The Department's Writing Program currently serves 18,000 students each year and is expected to grow. This growth reflects Rutgers University's longstanding commitment to writing as a central component of higher education and its confidence in the Program, which has responsibility for students from all Rutgers-New Brunswick units, not only the School of Arts and Sciences but also the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, the School of Engineering, the Mason Gross School of the Arts, and the School of Business. The Program's largest course, Expository Writing, is the only universal graduation requirement at Rutgers. In addition, the Program offers developmental, intermediate, and advanced courses in areas that include multi-media writing, research writing, Writing for the Professions and the Sciences, and writing for English Language Learners. The Program also includes three writing centers which offer individualized tutoring, and it oversees several outreach programs hosted over the summer. A new Graduate Writing Program offers instruction to MA and Ph.D. candidates in all units.
Applicants must submit a detailed letter describing their qualifications for and interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, three reference letters, a statement of teaching and leadership philosophy, and a statement on commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Materials should be submitted through ROCS only. Documents will not be accepted via email. Questions should be directed to the Chair of the Department, Rebecca L. Walkowitz firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD required, in literature, writing studies, rhetoric, or a related discipline. Candidates should possess significant administrative experience at the college or university level with evidence of innovative and collaborative leadership; a demonstrable engagement with current trends in writing pedagogy and writing program administration; a strong record of publication and/or professional activities, including the practice and pedagogy of writing; and a strong record of teaching in writing studies, literary studies, multi-media composition, rhetoric, or related fields. Candidates should also demonstrate the ability to relate effectively to a wide range of people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures; a proven commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a record of advocacy for non-tenure track faculty; and experience with budgeting, research design, and faculty mentoring. Salary range: $120,000-$130,000.
Application close date: March 15, 2019
Minimum Education and Experience:
PhD required, in literature, writing studies, rhetoric, or a related discipline.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Candidates should also demonstrate the ability to relate effectively to a wide range of people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures; a proven commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a record of advocacy for non-tenure track faculty; and experience with budgeting, research design, and faculty mentoring.
Posting Number: 19FA1182
Location: Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Internal Number: 85182
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.