Jobs at the Center

Director / Senior Associate Director of Writing

Brown University’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 Senior Associate Director/Director of Writing provides leadership, strategic direction, and management of the Writing Center and writing support initiatives. The Senior Associate Director/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 Senior Associate Director/Director oversees Brown’s writing check process. The Senior Associate Director/Director of Writing also collaborates with Brown’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. This position occasionally involves evening and weekend events. The candidate’s qualifications, education, and skills will determine if the position is filled at a grade 11 or grade 12.

Qualifications

  • Earned Ph.D. in discipline represented by a Brown department
  • Grade 12 Director: 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
  • Grade 11 Senior Associate Director: Three 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
  • 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 Center’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 preferred
  • Experience with graduate consultants/associates programs preferred
  • Experience working in or collaborating with a faculty development center and/or academic support preferred
  • Experience with digital modalities for writing preferred
  • Advancement/fundraising experience preferred

Background Check: Criminal and education verification

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV (bundled as a single .pdf) to:
https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/Sciences-Library/Director-of-Writing_REQ156178
Review will begin October 21 and continue until filled.

For questions, please contact Mary Wright, Director of the Sheridan Center,  at [email protected]

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

 

English Language Support Specialist

Job Description:

This position will be responsible for providing linguistic, cultural, and programmatic support for international and multilingual students and for the units on campus who work with them, especially those at the graduate level. This support will include, but not be limited to: individualized consultations, materials,  orientation programs, workshops, and other educational programs. This position will work with the Associate Director of English Language Support to provide an integrated system of support by collaborating with the Graduate School, The College, the Writing Center, the Center for Language Studies, and Global Brown partners. This position will be situated in the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in TESOL or Applied Linguistics and 1-3 years experience working with multilingual learners, preferably in a postsecondary context
  • Knowledge of and experience with second language acquisition
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, such as teaching, research, or educational development experience that involves working effectively with a diverse student and faculty population
  • Strong understanding of the assets and challenges of attending graduate school as student with limited financial resources and/or intersecting identities (e.g. underrepresented​, first-generation college, international, and/or undocumented students)
  • Experience teaching or living outside the United States strongly preferred
  • Functional proficiency in at least one language other than English strongly preferred
  • Experience working in a writing center or teaching writing in a postsecondary context strongly preferred
  • Experience designing educational programs preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of multilingual and multicultural competencies
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships and work collaboratively with colleagues at all levels
  • Ability to work effectively under deadlines and manage simultaneous projects
  • Excellent verbal and writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Experience with data management applications and print and web communications

Background check: Criminal and education verification

Department: Teaching and Learning/Sheridan Center

Grade: Grade 9

Time Type: Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 37.5

Review of applications will begin on October 7, 2019, and continue until filled. To apply, please bundle your CV and cover letter as one .pdf and submit through this link: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/Sciences-Library/English-Language-Support-Specialist_REQ162198/apply

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.