I am happy to announce that the Academic Writing and Learning Center at the
University of Minnesota Duluth is searching for a full-time, nine-month,
nontenure-track faculty position (yearly renewable contract) at the
Instructor/Assistant Professor level. Details about the position and
application instructions are included below. The committee will begin to
review applications June 21, 2017.

Please encourage qualified applicants to consider this position. Duluth is
a beautiful place to live, and the Academic Writing and Learning Center is
a great department with excellent colleagues.  If you have any questions
about the position, I would be happy to answer them individually (
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*About the Job*

The Supportive Services Program within the Academic Writing and Learning
Center at the University of Minnesota Duluth seeks applicants for a
full-time, nine-month, nontenure-track faculty position (yearly renewable
contract) at the Instructor/Assistant Professor level. Appointment begins
August 21, 2017; classes begin August 28, 2017.

The main duties of this position are teaching related and may include the
following courses:  College Learning Strategies; Tutor, SI, Mentor, and/or
TA Training; College Writing Strategies; Personal Development; and
Practicum courses.  Expectations include developing courses and programs to
provide learning support for target populations. In addition, the
instructor provides individualized academic support to students on success
skills, such as time management, test taking, note taking, critical
thinking, metacognition, and knowledge of campus resources and services.
The instructor works closely with campus partners, including academic
advisors and others involved in initiatives aimed at retention and student
success, to promote AWLC and its services as well as design new programs to
meet emerging needs.  This position functions interdependently with
the Academic
Writing and Learning Center (AWLC) team, including the director, the
tutoring center coordinator, the ESL specialist, two additional faculty
members, and the administrative assistant (see
Some service, as relevant to the department, is expected.  Additional
responsibilities may include leading the program’s assessment efforts.

*Required Qualifications: *Required qualifications include a Master’s
Degree from a regionally accredited institution; a minimum of two years’
college-level teaching experience (TA acceptable), excellent communication
skills; and evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level.

*Preferred Qualifications: *Preferred qualifications include education
beyond a Master’s degree; more than two years’ college-level teaching
experience; experience with diverse student populations; experience with
assessment of student learning; experience with academic coaching or other
college-level support courses/models; experience with CRLA tutor and mentor
training; experience with Supplemental Instruction; a demonstrated interest
in working with the academic needs of at-risk students.

*How To Apply*

For more information and to apply online please visit, and search for job opening 317877.

Complete applications include the online application plus the following
materials, which must be attached electronically: cover letter addressing
the position qualifications; curriculum vitae (including contact
information for three references); evidence of effective teaching, such as
student evaluations and classroom observation reports; and graduate
transcripts (unofficial acceptable).

Additional documents may be attached after submitting your application by
accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there.

Finalists for the position will be asked to do a teaching demonstration as
well as to provide official transcripts and three reference letters.

Job open date: 6/7/2017

Job closing date: Open until filled

Completed applications will be reviewed beginning 06/21/2017.

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and
inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in
supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting
and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the
Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement
Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted.  Please
contact UM Benefits at 1-800-756-2363 <%28800%29%20756-2363> for any
eligibility limitations.

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all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds and
University vehicles.


Jill D. Jenson, EdD
Director, Academic Writing and Learning Center
Associate Professor, Writing Studies
University of Minnesota Duluth
Mailing Address: UMD Library, 465 L, D139A, 416 Library Drive, Duluth, MN
Office Location: Library 209
Phone: (218) 726-8242

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