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Interim Director Of Gsas Writing Studio: 1-Year Position

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Columbia University New York , NY 10007

Posted 4 months ago

The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS) seeks to hire an Interim Director to establish the new GSAS Writing Studio. The Studio's mission is to support doctoral students as they pursue writing projects crucial to their research and careers.

The Interim Director will begin to develop the Studio into a vibrant site for intellectual community and growth, and will work with GSAS administration to determine future directions for the Studio. At the end of the year, the Interim Director may apply to be a candidate for the permanent Directorship. The Interim Director will report to the Vice Dean of GSAS.

The Studio's initial success will require forming strong partnerships with 32 GSAS doctoral programs in the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences, as well as collaborating with the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Writing Center, University Libraries, and other campus entities.

Primary responsibilities:
1.Create partnerships with students and Directors of Graduate Studies in 30 GSAS doctoral programs; assess the specific writing needs of each program;
2.Understand the particular requirements of the dissertation prospectus and the dissertation long form, and create programming to help students to engage with them successfully. Coordinate with staff and consultants engaged in other writing initiatives across GSAS, specifically for fellowships and grants;
3.Recruit, supervise, and mentor a staff of writing coordinators who will provide group-writing support to departments as well as consultations to GSAS students;
4.Program all Studio events and plan their attendant publicity to targeted audiences; coordinate related workshops on time management, dissertation structure, chapter meetings, etc.;
5.Lead a professional development program for the writing coordinators on topics related to advanced graduate writing;
6.Consult and work with the technical staff of the Center for Teaching and Learning and the digital resources offices in the University Libraries to promote the effective use of digital platforms for writing and for collaboration. Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Graduate degree required.

NOTE: TO BE CONSIDERED AN APPLICANT, INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS MUST SUPPLY A CURRICULUM VITAE, COVER LETTER, AND 2 WRITING SAMPLES Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant At least 4 years of experience teaching writing or consulting in a writing center. At least 2 year of administrative experience in a writing center or writing program. Special Instructions Preferred Qualifications Graduate degree.

Knowledge of the bibliography of, and experience in the pedagogy of writing.

Knowledge of digital platforms for writing and collaboration.

Experience in writing across the curriculum or writing in the disciplines

Grant-writing experience.

Facility with hiring, supervising, and assessment.

Proven record of programming and event planning.

Experience in advising writers whose native language is not English. Essential Functions Primary responsibilities:
1.Create partnerships with students and Directors of Graduate Studies in 30 GSAS doctoral programs; assess the specific writing needs of each program; (20%)
2.Understand the particular requirements of the dissertation prospectus and the dissertation long form, and create programming to help students to engage with them successfully. Coordinate with staff and consultants engaged in other writing initiatives across GSAS, specifically for fellowships and grants; (30%)
3.Recruit, supervise, and mentor a staff of writing coordinators who will provide group-writing support to departments as well as consultations to GSAS students; (20%)
4.Program all Studio events and plan their attendant publicity to targeted audiences; coordinate related workshops on time management, dissertation structure, chapter meetings, etc.; (20%)
5.Lead a professional development program for the writing coordinators on topics related to advanced graduate writing; (5%)
6.Consult and work with the technical staff of the Center for Teaching and Learning and the digital resources offices in the University Libraries to promote the effective use of digital platforms for writing and for collaboration. (5%) Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters.) Special Indications

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Interim Director Of Gsas Writing Studio: 1-Year Position

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Columbia University