Brown Universityâ™s Writing Center is a highly utilized resource that houses the renowned Writing Fellows Program, founded in 1982 and the first of its kind in the country. The Writing Center is located within the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, which offers both instructional and student support. The Director of Writing provides leadership, strategic direction, and management of the Writing Center and writing support initiatives. The Director works with the Assistant Director to guide the Writing Fellows program, supervise and offer professional development for Graduate Associates, manage Writing Center operations, and administer pre-orientation and peer-to-peer programs in writing. Working closely with faculty and deans in the Office of the Dean of the College, the Director oversees Brownâ™s writing check process. The Director of Writing also collaborates with Brownâ™s Program in Nonfiction and other Sheridan staff to foster campus-wide conversations about writing across the curriculum, academic integrity, and effective and equitable practices for writing support. This position will carry a non-tenure-track faculty appointment.
Earned Ph.D. in discipline represented by a Brown department
Five or more years of experience in a college Writing Center, or with Writing Across the Curriculum program administration, or in a faculty/student development role with a strong writing focus, including management, budgeting, and supervisory experience
Post-secondary experience teaching writing to undergraduates, with evidence of effective and inclusive teaching
Teaching or Writing Center experience in working effectively with a diverse student and faculty population, in alignment with the University's and Centerâ™s strategic plans and diversity and inclusion objectives
Knowledge of composition theory and best practices in writing pedagogy committed to inclusion, equity, and social justice
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
Facility with work in a collaborative environment, as part of a multidisciplinary team
Experience with a Writing Fellows or undergraduate peer tutor programs
Experience with graduate consultants/associates programs
Experience working in or collaborating with a faculty development center and/or academic support
Experience with digital modalities for writing
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal and education records check satisfactory to Brown.
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Director of Writing
Teaching and Learning/Sheridan Center
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Internal Number: REQ156178
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Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Engineering, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA.