Academic/Faculty, Arts/Humanities, Other - Academic/Faculty
This tenure-track faculty member will coordinate the university’s Mary G. Walsh Writing Center and teach courses in the English department’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative, visionary colleague who will draw on their interests and expertise to enrich and promote a dynamic writing center that serves the institution, our diverse student population, and the wider Salem State community.
The faculty member is expected to have an active research agenda and produce scholarship in writing, rhetoric, and/or writing center theory and practice. This nine-month contract position carries a reduced teaching load and works with an assistant coordinator. The position is subject to available funding.
Salem State University values, celebrates and appreciates diversity in all its forms and endeavors to create a space that reflects the campus community population which it serves. Our students come to Salem State University from 38 states and 48 countries and reflect the demographics of the greater Boston community in which we live. We are passionate about providing an experience for them and our fellow staff and faculty, where everyone can feel supported while they explore, learn, and celebrate their identities, similarities, and differences. We welcome you to come celebrate with us and become a member of our community.
Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, scholarship and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to available funding.
lead and oversee operations of the writing center
tutoring students from across the disciplines face to face and online, synchronously and asynchronously
working with the university’s First Year and Multilingual Writing Coordinator, Writing Intensive Curriculum Coordinator, faculty across the disciplines, librarians, and other literacy specialists on campus to uphold the university’s general education writing requirements
working with the university’s Writing Intensive Curriculum Coordinator to enhance the Course Embedded Tutor Program
teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, including the Writing Center Practicum and other courses in the Graduate Writing and Rhetoric Certificate program
promote and expand the Writing Center’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and linguistic justice
Based on candidate’s vision and interests, duties may include:
developing plans for expanding writing center programs and services, especially within the Greater Salem community and area high schools
working with the Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies to continue developing writing programs for graduate students and faculty
coordinate, on a rotating basis, the Graduate Writing and Rhetoric Certificate program
additional projects, research, or programming
PhD in English, Rhetoric/Composition, Writing Studies or related field (by start date); experience administering writing programs and/or writing centers; demonstrated excellence in teaching; scholarship or dissertation related to writing center work; significant graduate coursework in multilingual/second language writing and/or extensive experience working with multilingual and developing writers; comprehension of the links between WAC/WID, writing centers, and graduate students; dedication to anti-racist, culturally responsive teaching/tutoring students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
Knowledge of, research on, or experience with course-embedded tutoring or writing fellows programming; background in empirical research; enthusiasm for working with local secondary school teachers, high school students, and writers in the greater Salem community.
As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Salem State University seeks to enrich the faculty ranks by actively encouraging candidates whose lived and scholarly experiences directly address issues regarding the health, welfare, and representation of Latinx populations in the United States. Candidates who meet this strongly desired qualification should present documented activities in Latinx-related teaching, scholarship/research, and service, including community-based endeavors in each of these three areas.
Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and (unofficial) transcripts.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to a background check.
This position is eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.
EEO Statement: Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive and commensurate with education and experience.
Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region. Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State provides a diverse community of learners a high quality, student-centered education; one that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society.