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 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 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.
Postdoctoral Research Associate: Data Science Initiative and Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University
The Data Science Postdoctoral Research Associate will engage in building new curricular and faculty development programs for Brown University’s Data Science Initiative and the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning’s Learning Collaborative data science area, with a portfolio involving three core areas. First, the Research Associate will develop, teach, and assess two new undergraduate courses, one on data fluency, and the second focused on the theory and teaching of data science, aimed at undergraduate Data Science Fellows, who work in partnership with faculty to support student learning of this core competency. Second, this position will also support faculty and TA development around evidence-based, inclusive practices for teaching data science across the curriculum. Third, the Research Associate will also be engaged with some student advising (e.g., of capstone projects). This postdoctoral position offers a unique opportunity to develop and teach new courses, contribute to faculty development initiatives in the Brown Learning Collaborative, and engage in disciplinary-based educational research (DBER) around data science. This is a two-year term position with possibility of renewal. Review of applications will begin on May 6, 2019. Start date for the position is August 1, 2019.
· Earned doctorate degree required. PhD area is open but candidate must have strong methodological training and experience in data science and/or learning analytics
· At least one year of experience in facilitating faculty, graduate student, postdoctoral scholar, or undergraduate teaching development
· Postsecondary teaching experience, supported by evidence of effectiveness
· Teaching, research, or educational development experience on 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
· Experience with assessment, evaluation, or the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in a university or professional setting
· Experience working in or collaborating with a Writing Center, English language support, and/or a student success center
Please submit a cover letter and C.V. to:
https://apply.interfolio.com/62065. Finalists will be required to submit a research statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and references.
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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, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
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