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 ([log in to unmask]).

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 http://www.d.umn.edu/awlc). 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 www.myu.umn.edu/employment, 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 for any eligibility limitations.


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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 55812
Office Location: Library 209
Phone: (218) 726-8242
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