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Director, University Writing Program

Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences’ Klein Family School of Communications Design

Vacancy Number 300726

Position Type: 12-month Faculty position with benefits package
Opens: 12/05/16     Closes: Open Until Filled

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

The position is open until filled. Screening will begin February 20, 2017. The academic selection team needs to receive complete applications with all required documents attached and needs prospective colleagues to have the required documents ready to attach in our system before starting or submitting electronic applications.

The University of Baltimore seeks an innovative leader at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor to direct the university expository writing program. The writing program is housed within the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences’ Klein Family School of Communications Design.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a sophisticated approach to writing in many forms and discourse communities, including digital writing technologies, and will show proven ability in curricular development, advocating with faculty for writing, and developing further the overall writing program within the university both intellectually and programmatically.

Qualifications include a terminal degree in writing studies or related field; a demonstrated record of scholarship, teaching, service, and administration appropriate for appointment as a full or associate professor in an academic program at UB; a demonstrated ability to work well with a diverse community of students and faculty; and a demonstrated familiarity, through teaching and/or publication, with contemporary pedagogical philosophies, strategies, and innovations in teaching, learning, and professional development.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

Coordinating writing courses, such as freshman composition, and the existing upper level required writing courses, including
•    Syllabus development and revision
•    Course scheduling
•    Student placement
•    Hiring, training, and evaluating new faculty and graduate assistants
•    Managing program assessment
•    Arbitrating grade disputes and other faculty and student grievances

Facilitating writing across the curriculum:
•    Organizing professional development for faculty across disciplines in collaboration with other offices on campus
•    Assisting faculty with the development of learning modules based on assessable learning outcomes across teaching platforms (face to face, online, hybrid)
•    Partnering with the Writing Center on tutorial needs and support services

Teaching three courses per year

Salary, rank, and appointment will be commensurate with the candidate’s background, experience, and record of achievement.  Employment offer is contingent on position funding.

Before submitting a required electronic application, please save the following documents in PDF (strongly preferred) or Word format.  The academic selection team must receive electronic applications with these documents attached.

1. current curriculum vitae

2. letter of interest addressing qualifications, as well as teaching and leadership philosophy

3. list of references

4. a recent publication or sample of scholarship

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the School of Law, the College of Public Affairs, the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, and the Merrick School of Business.

Electronic applications are required. Before submitting your application, save these four PDF (preferred format) or Word documents:

1. current curriculum vitae
2. letter of interest addressing qualifications, as well as teaching and leadership philosophy
3. list of references
4. a recent publication or sample of scholarship

The position is open until filled. Screening will begin February 20, 2017.

The University of Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.  The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices.

We appreciate your interest in our vacancy.  Please review the information below before you visit http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html  to apply.

Questions regarding the electronic application should be directed to pmason@ubalt.edu.

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Please review the information below before you apply, and refer to it as you enter your application.

External applicants: Review the vacancy announcement at http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html and click the external applicant link to apply.

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ELECTRONIC APPLICATION NAVIGATION

A - ATTACHMENT UPLOAD

Save these PDF (preferred) or Word documents before you apply:
1.  current curriculum vitae

2.  letter of interest addressing qualifications, as well as teaching and leadership philosophy

3.  list of references

4.  a recent publication or sample of scholarship

The position is open until filled. Screening will begin February 20, 2017.

When you complete your electronic application and attach your documents:

Click “Save” to save the data you entered on that page. The message “You have successfully submitted your job application.” confirms only that you entered that page of information into the system. You must click “Next” to continue and complete the application process.

1. In the system's Apply Now Choose Resume page, select Upload a New Resume, and then upload the PDF  (preferred format) or Word document with your current curriculum vitae.  Then, click “Continue."

2. On the Apply Now Complete Application page, enter your contact information, and then click "Submit"

3. Online Questionnaire/Application Questionnaire:  Answer all of the questions, and then click “Submit."

4.  Complete the Submit Online Application page, then click "I agree to these terms", and then click Submit.

5. Click the "Careers Home" link.

6. Click the "My Career Tools" link near the top of the screen.

7. Click the Add Attachment link, select Cover Letter, attach a PDF (preferred format) or Word document with your letter of interest addressing qualifications, as well as teaching and leadership philosophy, and then click "Save and Add More".

8. Click the Add Attachment link, select References, attach a PDF (preferred format) or Word document with your list of references, and then click “Save and Add More.”

9. Click the Add Attachment link, select References, attach a PDF (preferred format) or Word document with a recent publication or sample of scholarship.  Click “Save."

Questions/Help

If you have trouble viewing our job postings or submitting the electronic application, please contact Human Resources Recruitment at pmason@ubalt.edu

UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

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Last Published 10/2/15