Barnard College invites applications for the position of Associate Director of the First-Year Writing (FYW) Program, a full-time, non-tenure track position. FYW teaches the skills of academic writing and critical inquiry to all Barnard students and prepares them for the rigors of Barnard’s liberal arts education in all disciplines. This is a renewable faculty position with an initial contract of three years beginning in July 2020. The Associate Director (AD) position has a 3/3 course load with one course release per academic year, teaching primarily in the FYW and FYW Workshop (FYWW) Programs. The AD directs the FYWW Program, which serves students who need extra support in critical reading and academic writing; the AD hires and supervises instructors in FYWW, designs and implements FYWW curriculum, designs and runs program pedagogy meetings for FYWW instructors, and designs academic programming and support services to complement the FYWW curriculum and mission. The AD works with departments across the college and the dean’s office to assist students who need extra support with academic writing. The AD will work closely with the Director of FYW on program development, pedagogy programming, and administration (including scheduling and budgeting).
Successful applicants will have completed or be near completion of a Ph.D. (all requirements for doctoral certification completed by contract start date); must have minimum three years' experience teaching writing at the college level, with a special emphasis on and experience in teaching academically underprepared and ESL/ELL students, including curriculum design for this student population; must have formal training in writing pedagogy; and must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and demonstrated interest and experience in inclusive pedagogy, including inclusive curriculum design. Experience working in a writing program and/or writing center and experience in program administration — including curriculum design, professional and pedagogical development, hiring and supervising instructors, and budget management — are strongly preferred.
Please provide a CV, letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to: http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/4682. References will be requested at the appropriate time. Please include sample syllabi of courses taught and/or a syllabus for an academic writing course that you have developed.
All applications must be received by October 16, 2019.
Department: First Year English
Required Qualification Summary:
Successful applicants will have a Ph.D. in hand by the job start date; a background and demonstrated interest in writing pedagogy, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching writing at the college level, preferably to students from a range of educational backgrounds (including non-native speakers); and a minimum of three years of experience teaching writing at the college level. Successful applicants will have expertise in curriculum design, inclusive pedagogy, and program administration.
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Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.