Director of the Writing Program

Boston University
Boston , Massachusetts, United States
30 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Tracking Code 9822/H2917

Job Description

Pending budgetary approval, the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) at Boston University seeks an accomplished scholar and proven academic leader to direct its award-winning writing program The Director will hold a tenured appointment as Associate or Full Professor in English or another appropriate department.

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs and Policies, the Director will provide intellectual and administrative leadership to the program, ensuring its long-term success in all of its dimensions. Specific responsibilities will include leading an administrative team comprising three associate directors and three staff administrators, supervising faculty hiring, guiding the development of the program’s curriculum and pedagogical approach, overseeing ongoing and annual assessments, providing training and professional development to lecturers and graduate-student instructors, and pursuing new initiatives in consultation with College leadership. The Director will teach two courses per academic year.

We seek a dynamic colleague who will enrich the intellectual life of our community and who will collaborate with other institutional leaders to support the educational missions of the College and University.

We are eager to receive applications from women and underrepresented minorities, and we invite all candidates to describe how a commitment to diversity has and will inform their intellectual and institutional work.

Required Skills

A PhD in rhetoric, writing studies, English, or a related field, as well as a scholarly record and agenda warranting tenure at a major research university, are required. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in the history or theory of rhetoric, including ethnic and minority rhetorics; new media and multimodal communication; applied linguistics, including translingualism and multilingual communication; or digital humanities.


To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of three potential recommenders to the search committee via (Academic Jobs Online). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; those received by Monday, October 2, 2017 will receive first consideration.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location Boston , Massachusetts, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular