Human Resources

Writing Skills Specialist

The Department of English at Muskingum University invites applications for a part- time (27 hrs/week) faculty position beginning Fall semester, 2021.  We are seeking a writing specialist to teach composition and to support writing across campus.  The successful candidate will have a dynamic approach to building a continuum of writing supports, including recruiting, training and supporting writing tutors and utilizing a hybrid model of online and face-to-face tutoring. The writing specialist will also provide faculty development and support for the program of writing across the curriculum.

The university actively seeks-out and welcomes faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive excellence in teaching and student learning, thrive in a collaborative environment of scholars, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the educational experience, and desire to mentor a multicultural student population.  Facilitation of experiential learning through community connections is an expectation for all faculty at Muskingum as part of our commitment to integrate career readiness into teaching and advising.   

 Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in English or writing; doctoral degree preferred
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • At least two years’ experience providing writing supports
  • Experience providing English as a Second Language writing supports is highly desirable
  • Proven ability to manage resources, communicate effectively, and provide training and support to instructors and tutors across the campus community
  • Commitment to supporting students from diverse backgrounds
     

Muskingum University, a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts tradition, is located just seventy miles east of Columbus, Ohio, in the village of New Concord. Founded in 1837, the university has undergraduate, graduate, and adult-learner student populations totaling approximately 3,000. An equal opportunity employer, Muskingum University particularly welcomes applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy.

 To apply, send the following materials electronically to: writingsearch@muskingum.edu.

  • Letter of application addressing the qualities and qualifications stated above
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Copies of all graduate transcripts
  • List of three professional references with contact information and relationship to applicant

Questions may be directed to Dr. Jane Wells (wells@muskingum.edu), Chair, Department of English. Applications should be received by March 15, 2021. Appointment to this position is conditional upon the successful completion of a background check through the University's background check agency. 

 

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