Instructor and Director, Writing Resource Center - Department of English

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) invites applications for a faculty member to serve as Director of our Writing Resource Center (WRC). This position is at the rank of Instructor, a permanent, non-tenure-track faculty appointment that carries an expectation of administrative/service duties and teaching; it includes voting rights. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with the Writing Program’s administrative team, including three Instructors and a tenure-track English faculty member, on programmatic activities and campus-wide support for our newly approved general education curriculum. 

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Rhetoric, Writing Studies, or a closely related field required, along with a record of excellence in teaching college-level writing, and experience working with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. The strongest candidates will also have experience in Writing Center administration, supporting writing across the curriculum initiatives, and ESL and/or basic writing instruction. 

Responsibilities and Duties: Specific responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of the WRC, including hiring, training, and supervising undergraduate and graduate writing consultants; enhancing and developing writing pedagogy and curricula; and teaching three courses per academic year in English and/or the Writing Program.

How to Apply: Application materials should be submitted electronically at; review of applications will begin on February 23, 2022. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and a diversity statement that explains how diversity, equity, and inclusion inform your past and/or future professional experience (scholarship, teaching, service). Other correspondence may be sent to Prof. Kimberly Emmons, Director of the Writing Program, English Department, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7117.

About CWRU’s Writing Resource Center: CWRU is an independent research university located in Cleveland's University Circle, a square mile urban district of cultural, medical, educational, religious, and social service institutions. We enroll over 12,000 undergraduate and graduate/professional students in both liberal arts and professional/technical disciplines. The WRC serves as a resource for all CWRU writers, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. We offer consulting in several locations on campus; our main site is in Bellflower Hall, the historic building that serves as the home for Writers House, a gathering place for writers that supports community programming, craft workshops, and the New Gutenberg Annex, which is a moveable type print lab and book arts workshop.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. As a recipient of the national Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award for the past ten years, CWRU has been recognized nationally as a leader in advancing equity and inclusivity. The university and the College of Arts & Sciences at CWRU are committed to creating an inclusive community where all are welcome, valued and heard. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment. All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age and genetics.

Case Western Reserve provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity by phone at 216.368.3066 or by email at Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.