The Department of English at the University of New Haven invites applications for a non-tenure- track full-time Instructor to serve as the Director of First-Year Writing and teach writing courses in the English department. The First-Year Writing Program is one of the university’s points of pride and has seen many successes in recent years. The program has been celebrated for its teaching excellence, genuine assessment practices, and pedagogical innovation. We are seeking an enthusiastic person to lead the program to continued excellence.
The First-Year Writing Program is part of an English Department that also houses a Writing Across the Curriculum Program, a Peer Tutoring Writing Center, majors in Writing and Literature, and minors in Creative Writing and Professional Writing. The Director of First-Year Writing is supported by a Writing Programs Coordinator. All of the full-time faculty in the department teach First-Year Writing courses. As a group of highly collegial faculty united by a desire to provide exceptional learning experiences for our students, we seek a colleague who values collaboration in achieving our shared goals, which are expanding into the realm of multimodal composition and authentic audiences.
The Director of First-Year Writing shapes the mission and activities of the program, encourages innovative teaching, supports teachers in the program, and collaborates with faculty and administrators to meet students’ needs. This individual leads placement and assessment efforts, organizes teaching observations, prepares professional development opportunities, and works with the department chair to staff classes and hire part-time faculty.
In addition to teaching First-Year Writing courses, the successful candidate may also teach courses in Business, Professional, and/or Technical Writing. Candidates who can expand upon our existing strengths with specialties in Science Writing, Healthcare Writing, Government Writing, and/or Legal Writing are desirable. The university’s typical course load is 4/4. This position offers a 1/1 reduction for administrative duties.
Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field and demonstrated excellence in teaching first-year writing and/or professional writing courses. Demonstrated experience with writing program administration and assessment is desirable as well.
Internal Number: 21-11F
About Non-Tenure-Track Instructor / Director of First-Year Writing Program
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education.Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960 and opened its Orange Campus in January, 2014. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities.The University enrolls approximately 6,800 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 5,000 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and Tagliatela College of Engineering, UNH offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 500 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.