ASHESI UNIVERSITY

Faculty Opening: College Writing and Writing Center Lead

Location
Ghana (GH)
Posted
Sep 02, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 31, 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Faculty Opening at Ashesi University: College Writing and Writing Center Lead

The Dean of Arts and Sciences at Ashesi University seeks an outstanding leader-teacher-scholar with energy and vision to serve as an instructor for College Writing and oversee the work of the University Writing Center.

Ashesi’s mission is to propel an African renaissance by educating ethical, entrepreneurial leaders with the concern, courage, and compassion needed to transform their continent. Located in Ghana, this non-profit, multidisciplinary university combines a rigorous liberal arts core with degree programs in Computer Science, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, and Engineering. Ashesi is a recognised centre of educational excellence and innovation in Ghana and is a high-impact contributor in Africa’s higher education landscape.

Faculty at Ashesi make high-impact contributions to Ashesi’s mission and are recognised as thought leaders in academia and industry. As a 'teacher' at Ashesi, you will be helping shape our curriculum, strengthening our teaching and learning model, and working with some of the brightest students across Africa. And as a scholar, you will be working with motivated colleagues and students to uncover new knowledge in your chosen field.

About the Role

The college writing and writing centre lead will develop our emerging Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) initiative. With the support of an Assistant Director and a team of high-achieving student volunteers, the Writing Center supports writing instruction for students, staff, and faculty across Ashesi's campus. 

The Writing Centre Lead reports to the Dean of Arts and Sciences, with the following responsibilities: interview, train, and supervise student tutors; lead writing development programs (e.g. workshops for students or faculty); collaborate with faculty in developing writing skills in students across our disciplines;  teach Text and Meaning and/or Written and Oral Communication.

The search committee is especially interested to hear from candidates who will bring diverse perspectives to their administrative work and teaching, from non-traditional educational backgrounds or an understanding of the experience of those under-represented in higher education.

This is a full-time academic position. Ashesi University does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Ashesi University is building a faculty and staff committed to excellence and equity and encourages applications from people who value same.

General Requirements

  • A Ph.D. with teaching and research experience in English, or English Literature, or Writing, or a related field (a master’s degree with relevant teaching experience will also be considered for adjunct and assistant lecturer positions) 
  • Willingness to teach in a participatory learning environment.
  • Willingness to engage in research and supervise undergraduate projects.
  • Demonstrated capability in the use of computer technology for teaching.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Familiarity with the liberal arts method of instruction.
  • Ability to design curriculum with experience in business management.
  • Industry experience is an advantage.

Preferences

Ph.D. preferred. Experience teaching college-level writing, tutorial work and administrative experience in Writing Centers preferred. Evidence of scholarly engagement with the field of writing pedagogy and Writing Center administration is also desirable.

Prospective faculty should submit the following as part of their application:

Kindly submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter and a writing sample of fewer than 30 pages in one document (this document should be named Cover letter and Writing Sample and uploaded in the cover letter option), the names and contact information of at least three professional references, and a brief writing center philosophy and vision.

Selection Process

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Ashesi University does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Ashesi University is building a faculty and staff committed to excellence and equity and encourages applications from people who value same.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview and may also be asked to conduct an academic seminar.
 
Application Process: 

Kindly follow the link below to apply through our application portal: 
Apply Here 

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