The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS) seeks to hire a Director of the GSAS Writing Studio. The Studio's mission is to support doctoral students as they write their dissertations and pursue related writing projects crucial to their research and careers. The Director will continue to develop the Studio as a vibrant site for intellectual community and growth, and will work with GSAS administration to determine future directions for the Studio. The Director reports to the Vice Dean of the school.
The Studio's success requires strong partnerships with GSAS doctoral programs across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as collaborating with the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Writing Center, University Libraries, and other campus entities.
Create partnerships with students and Directors of Graduate Studies across GSAS doctoral programs; assess the specific writing needs of each program; Collaborate with GSAS offices (Diversity and Inclusion; Student and Academic Affairs) and student groups (ASGC, SoCA) for writing, training, and mentorship; Understand the particular requirements of the dissertation prospectus and the dissertation long form, and create programming to help students to engage with them successfully.
Recruit, supervise, and mentor a staff of writing fellows and writing consultants who will provide group-writing support to departments as well as consultations to GSAS; Lead a professional development program for the writing fellows and consultants on topics related to advanced graduate writing - orientation, observation, feedback, mentoring; foster a pipeline of trained writing-support talent.
Program all Studio events and plan their attendant publicity to targeted audiences; coordinate related workshops on writing goals, dissertation structure, bibliographic management; archival research; dissertation progress meetings; program dissertation writing retreats, writing sprints, and more.
Coordinate with staff and consultants engaged in other writing initiatives across GSAS, specifically for fellowships and grants; manage the GSAS NSF Grant Fellowship program, by hiring consultants with a range of disciplinary expertise, participating as a writing expert, and by working with GSAS staff to ensure correlated events are organized.
Consult and work with the technical staff of the Center for Teaching and Learning and the digital resources offices in the University Libraries to promote the effective use of digital platforms for writing and for collaboration.
Manage the Writing Studio reservation desk and space: coordinate front desk reception, work study, and GSAS staff; room reservations, consultant schedules, events calendar; liaise with the libraries and oversee physical upkeep of the space; Collect data on room usage and program attendance.
Graduate degree required. At least 4 years of experience teaching writing or consulting in a writing center. At least 2 years of administrative experience in a writing center or writing program.
PhD preferred. Knowledge of the bibliography of, and experience in, the pedagogy of writing. Knowledge of digital platforms for writing and collaboration. Experience in writing across the curriculum or writing in the disciplines. Grant-writing experience. Facility with hiring, supervising, and assessment. Proven record of programming and event planning. Experience in advising writers whose native language is not English.
TO BE CONSIDERED AN APPLICANT, INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS MUST SUPPLY A CURRICULUM VITAE, COVER LETTER, AND 2 WRITING SAMPLES
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