Bennington College invites applications for a new position directing undergraduate writing initiatives, beginning July 1, 2017. The director will have the opportunity to create a program that extends Bennington’s belief that the teaching of writing should be shared across disciplines.
The director will provide both vision and support for a ‘writing across the curriculum’ approach. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the director will create a hub for discussions about the teaching of writing, the development of new writing-intensive courses, English language learning instruction and support, the oversight of the College’s writing tutors, pedagogical outreach and support for faculty as they create or revise courses, and other writing-based initiatives.
The director will work closely and collaboratively with the library staff, the Academic Policies Committee, and faculty from across the College to achieve these aims and will regularly assess and report on the program as it develops.
This is a full-time year-round staff position, with teaching and advising responsibilities. The director will teach three writing-focused courses each academic year. Preferences will be given to candidates with a strong record of teaching excellence, administrative experience, and demonstrated commitment to innovative and collaborative approaches. Master’s degree required, all fields welcome.
Bennington College is a small, residential liberal arts college in southern Vermont, long distinguished for its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We aim to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity—in community and in curriculum—are vital to achieving those aims.