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Dear Friends (with apologies for the cross posting):


Writing at Bates (at Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine) is moving our
application deadline back 2 weeks, to July 3, in our search for 2 Assistant
Directors.


These positions are perfect for recent or upcoming PhDs who are interested
in the scholarship of teaching, learning, and/or writing, and who may have
accrued some experience with writing program administration or peer-led
learning as graduate students or elsewhere. Bates College is a small, elite
liberal arts college with a focus on the transformative power of our
differences and on social change. Writing at Bates is the college's WAC
program; the two individuals we're bringing on will teach, work with
faculty, offer faculty development workshops, help in the work of
administering the program, and work directly with students. It's a great
place to work, and Maine is simply an amazing place to live (assuming one
enjoys all 4 seasons, of course).


If you have questions about these positions, or aren't sure how your
background might apply, please contact me! You can reach me directly at
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All best,

Dan




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*Position Announcements, Writing at Bates, Bates College (Lewiston, ME):*

*Assistant Director (Humanities and Social Sciences)*

*Assistant Director (Natural Sciences)*





*About*

Founded in 1855, Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts
colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity
and diversity.

Since its inception, Bates has been a coeducational, nonsectarian,
residential college with special commitments to academic rigor and to
programs and opportunities by qualified learners of all backgrounds.
Historically, Bates students and graduates have linked education with
service, leadership, and obligations beyond themselves.

Bates has highly competitive admission, graduates over 90% of its entering
students, and over half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates has
1,700 students, 200 faculty members and 550 staff and administrative
employees.

The College is proud of its strong involvements in the Lewiston-Auburn
communities, Maine’s second largest urban area, with a population of
approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre,
traditional New England campus in Lewiston, Maine, a lively small city
enjoying an exciting economic and cultural revitalization. With an engaged
citizenry, lively arts scene, and historic downtown, this walkable city is
35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 340 miles north
of New York City. Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent
benefits, and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free
workplace.



Writing at Bates is Bates’ Writing Across the Curriculum Program. The
responsibility for the teaching of writing at Bates College is distributed,
by collective decision of the faculty, across the entire Bates curriculum,
focused in a series of Writing-Attentive Courses that every Bates students
takes in their path to graduation. Writing at Bates empowers the faculty of
the college as teachers of writing, and as teachers who use writing as a
tool for learning. We empower students as users of writing for study,
inquiry, and social action.



The Academic Resource Commons (ARC) is Bates’ learning and writing center.
Founded in 2016, ARC offers high-quality, student-focused peer tutoring and
other support services in a welcoming, inclusive, environment. The ARC is a
vital part of the academic experience at Bates College, complementing the
classroom experience with a deeply social, collaborative, interactive
learning environment that engages learners of every background in a
conversation over shared challenges and student success.





*The Positions:*



*The Assistant Director of Writing at Bates (Natural Sciences)* works
closely alongside their Humanities and Social Sciences counterpart to
provide support for the faculty of Bates College on the teaching of
writing, and for students in their growth as writers. The Assistant
Director will engage directly with writing across the academic curriculum
at Bates College, engaging the faculty over writing and speaking in the
area of Mathematics and Natural Sciences through trainings, workshops,
individual consultations, and other venues. They will work closely with
students, in both informal one-to-one meetings and in more social
programming that they will have a leading role in designing, to thrive in
their journey as writers. The Assistant Director for Natural Sciences will
lead Writing at Bates’ role in W2, the middle of three courses that
together comprise Bates’ writing-attentive curriculum and in which students
are introduced to conventions for writing within specific academic
disciplines. Working closely as part of a close-knit team with the other
members of the Writing at Bates staff, the Assistant Director will play an
integral role in driving a strong vision for the role of writing in
teaching and learning at Bates. Further, the Assistant Director will play a
leading role in Bates’ Academic Resource Commons, overseeing the college’s
supplemental instruction program, coordinating department-specific writing
support, and engaging closely with academic support for STEM programming.
The Assistant Director is charged with the creation and implementation of
student and faculty programming that fully honors the mission of Bates
College, especially with regard to engaging the transformative power of our
differences, cultivating intellectual discovery, and informed civic action.

We seek to engage a colleague who embraces these missions, and who
enthusiastically translates this in the support for writing, speaking, and
learning for the flourishing and full participation of all.

This is full-time, 10-month staff position with faculty lecturer status.
Desired start date is August 1, 2017. Review of applications will begin on
June 19.



*Qualifications*

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Composition, Rhetoric, or a
related discipline, with significant training and experience in the Natural
Sciences. Outstanding candidates with a PhD in the natural sciences may be
considered, with a very strong scholarly and professional background in
composition.



The ideal candidate will have:

·      3+ years of experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching,
especially the teaching of writing as a tool for learning and the use of
writing as a tool for learning.

·      Demonstrated experience working in the areas of writing program
administration and writing across the curriculum.

·      Record of active scholarship in composition and/or writing across
the curriculum.

·      Professional experience and/or scholarship in any of the following
areas desired: classroom-based tutoring, writing in the disciplines,
technical and professional writing, Supplemental Instruction, peer
tutoring, data visualization.

·      Familiarity with the academic environment and higher education.

·      Understanding current theories and best practices in teaching,
learning, and assessment of written communication.

·      Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain
collegial relationships.

·      Ability to work collaboratively and effectively across disciplinary
boundaries with a diverse group of faculty, students, and staff. Must be
flexible and have a positive attitude.

·      A commitment to bringing multiple perspectives to the curriculum and
Writing at Bates and to fostering inclusive practices.

·      Strong oral and written communication skills.

·      Strong organizational (time, task and project management)





*The Assistant Director of Writing at Bates (Humanities and Social
Sciences) *works closely alongside their Natural Sciences counterpart to
provide support for the faculty of Bates College on the teaching of
writing, and for students in their growth as writers. The Assistant
Director will engage directly with writing across the academic curriculum
at Bates College, engaging the faculty over writing and speaking in the
areas of the Humanities and the Social Sciences through trainings,
workshops, individual consultations, and other venues. They will work
closely with students, in both informal one-to-one meetings and in more
social programming that they will have a leading role in designing, to
thrive in their journey as writers. Further, the Assistant Director for
Humanities and Social Sciences will lead Writing at Bates’ role in
First-Year Seminars and Senior Thesis, the bookends of Bates’
Writing-Attentive Curriculum. Working closely as part of a close-knit team
with the other members of the Writing at Bates staff, the Assistant
Director will play an integral role in driving a strong vision for the role
of writing in teaching and learning at Bates. The Assistant Director is
charged with the creation and implementation of student and faculty
programming that fully honors the mission of Bates College, especially with
regard to engaging the transformative power of our differences, cultivating
intellectual discovery, and informed civic action.

We seek to engage a colleague who embraces these missions, and who
enthusiastically translates this in the support for writing, speaking, and
learning for the flourishing and full participation of all.

This is full-time, 10-month staff position with faculty lecturer status.
Desired start date is August 1, 2017. Review of applications will begin on
June 19.

*Qualifications*

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Composition, Rhetoric, or
related discipline, with significant training and experience in the
Humanities and/or Social Sciences.

 The ideal candidate will have:
·      3+ years of experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching,
especially the teaching of writing as a tool for learning and the use of
writing as a tool for learning.
·      Demonstrated experience working in the areas of writing program
administration and writing across the curriculum.
·      Record of active scholarship in composition and/or writing across
the curriculum.
·      Professional experience and/or scholarship in any of the following
areas desirable: first-year writing, high-school to college transfer,
writing portfolios/ePortfolios, ELL, writing centers, classroom-based
tutoring, writing in the disciplines.
·      Familiarity with the academic environment and higher education.
·      Understanding current theories and best practices in teaching,
learning, and assessment of written communication.
·      Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain
collegial relationships.
·      Ability to work collaboratively and effectively across disciplinary
boundaries with a diverse group of faculty, students, and staff. Must be
flexible and have a positive attitude.
·      A commitment to bringing multiple perspectives to the curriculum and
Writing at Bates and to fostering inclusive practices.
·      Strong oral and written communication skills.
·      Strong organizational (time, task and project management)



APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Full information and a link to apply can be found at
http://www.bates.edu/employment/about/staff-employment-opportunities/.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three
professional references. This position requires successful completion of a
pre-employment background screening. Review of applications begins
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.



Daniel Sanford
Director, Writing at Bates and the Academic Resource Commons
Bates College
Coram Library 228
42 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, ME 04240
207.786.6160

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