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Western Libraries Studio Assistant Director

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Academic Affairs

Position Title Western Libraries Studio Assistant Director
About the University Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department Western Libraries supports Western's mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities.  We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position

As our Assistant Director you will develop programming for and deliver instruction to the Studio's peer consultants and its visitors: students, community, and faculty.  For visitors, instruction focuses on equipping them with multiple and adaptable process strategies for managing research, reading, and writing.  For peer consultants, instruction focuses on equipping them with the expertise it takes to coach visitors in effective process strategies.  Instructional efforts for both visitors and consultants must be developed for multiple modes of delivery, including in-person and online.  

You will implement outreach by connecting the University community to existing Studio programming, and also design, market, and assess new and innovative programming in response to emerging curricular and co-curricular demand.  You will coordinate with the Student Supervisor to manage the Studio's daily operations, including complex program elements such as group and classroom-based consulting.  You will contribute to the overall development of a connected teaching and learning program for Western Libraries.  You will collaborate with the Studio's head of Research and report to the Studio's Director of Writing, who reports to the Director of Teaching and Learning & the Learning Commons for Western Libraries.

Required Qualifications
  • MA in Rhetoric and Composition, Education, TESOL, or related field completed by September 1, 2019
  • A minimum of two years of experience teaching or tutoring writing or integrated literacies (reading, writing, researching)
  • A minimum of two years of experience leading or co-leading a tutoring, advising, or similar academic program
  • Experience designing and implementing curricula in both in-person and online mediums
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations in an equitable and inclusive environment
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication, leadership and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated skills to be able to work collaboratively across differences on teams comprised of students, staff, and faculty
  • Experience with teaching and learning software such as screencasting, research management, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products including Excel
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with studio-based learning pedagogies
  • Experience with teaching theories, multilingual theories, and composition pedagogies
  • Experience with various disciplinary and academic writing genres
  • Experience with technology-enhanced pedagogies
  • Experience collecting and managing human subjects research data using either qualitative or quantitative methods
Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications; full salary range is $49,709 to $63,517
Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications, including experience working with diverse populations in an equitable and inclusive environment.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date Notes Position closes 05/29/2018

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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