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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.


  • 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:


Writing Center Associate

Hiring and Timeline: All Graduate Associates are hired to begin work at the start of the fall semester. Applications are submitted through Workday and then reviewed by the Assistant Director and Interim Program Manager of the Writing Center. Strong applicants are then invited to interview with the Assistant Director or Interim Program Manager and an experienced Graduate Associate. All new hires must commit to attending an orientation and to observing experienced Associates before beginning their own work in the Center. Applications must be received by September 1st.

Job Description: Graduate Associates work one-on-one with writers during 60-minute pre-scheduled appointments in the Writing Center on the 5th floor of the SciLi, Sunday-Thursday, 1:00-7:00pm. Associates come from all disciplines. As an Associate, you can expect to work with writers across the curriculum. Writers who request consultations may be undergraduates, graduates, post-docs, staff, or faculty members who arrive at the Writing Center seeking support for any aspect of the writing process you can possibly imagine.  Successful Associates are flexible; writer-centered—committed to employing a liberatory, non-hierarchical pedagogy of writing; familiar with foundational writing theory and evidence-based practices for teaching and learning writing (our training and professional development work will facilitate this expertise); and consider themselves part of a community of writers on campus who are drawn to work in service of nurturing a culture of writing at Brown University.

Time Commitment:

  • Training: Before beginning work, all new Associates must commit to attending a fall orientation and participating in observations and mentoring with experienced Associates (around 15 hours of paid training).
  • Tutoring: At minimum, new Associates must commit to working one shift per week (all shifts are 3 hours). It is recommended that new Associates start at one shift per week. Experienced Associates can work up to three shifts per week.
  • Ongoing Professional Development: At minimum, all Associates must commit to attending monthly meetings (1.5 hours of paid professional development + lunch), as well as attending fall and spring retreats (5 hours of paid professional development for each retreat).

Compensation: Graduate Associates are paid $17.00/hour.

Application Checklist:

  1. Application
  2. CV
  3. Writing Sample (scholarly article or seminar paper)

To apply, please bundle these documents as a single .pdf and apply through Workday, using this link:$158872/9925$8533.htmld
Applications must be received by September 1st.


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 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 Brown’s writing check process. The Director of Writing also collaborates with Brown’s Nonfiction Writing Program, which is located in the Department of English, 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 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
  • 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
  • Advancement/fundraising experience

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal and education records check satisfactory to Brown.

Grade: Grade 12

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and CV (bundled as one .pdf) to:

Review will begin on June 5 and continue until filled.

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.