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Postdoctoral Writing Fellow

Illinois State University

Job Description

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Job no: 518733
Work type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Postdoctoral Writing Fellow
Division Name: Academic Affairs
Department: Graduate School
Campus Location: Normal, IL

Job Summary

The Post-Doctoral Writing fellow will be responsible for coordinating writing support for graduate students at the masters and doctoral level. Additionally, developing a training curriculum for graduate writing fellows. Supervising 2-3 graduate writing fellows, this team will provide writing resources, one-on-one appointments, and writing workshops. To maintain funding after the post-doctoral fellow appointment, as well as additional financial resources for writing support, grants will need to be obtained. There may also be opportunities to help with faculty mentorship of students, faculty writing support, and teaching undergraduate/graduate courses in the post-doctoral fellow’s area of expertise.

Additional Information

This is a non-continuous position. The initial appointment will end on July 31, 2025. Appointment renewal for the following year will be based upon available funding and performance. Subsequent appointments will be July 1 – June 30.

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

$50,000 annual plus an excellent benefits package

Required Qualifications

1. Doctoral degree in any of the following fields: writing instruction, writing program administration, writing center leadership, writing across the curriculum, writing studies, curriculum and instruction, or related fields. People with an ABD will be considered, but doctoral degree will need to be complete by July 31, 2024.
2. Evidence of strong research skills (e.g., published work, training, mentorship).
3. Strong task management skills (e.g., deconstructing complex tasks, organizing and prioritizing tasks, and meeting deadlines).
4. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
5. Experience managing individuals, small teams, or complex projects.
6. Experience working with non-native English writers and diverse populations.
7. Experience developing writing mentorship programs, professional development workshops, and writing resources for in-person and virtual formats.
8. Experience using data to make decision on services and resources
9. Experience with citation management styles i.e. APA, MLA, Chicago style

Preferred Qualifications

1. College Reading and Learning Association Certificate
2. Experience teaching in Higher Education
3. Experience writing and receiving external grants
4. A publication record in any of the following fields: writing pedagogy, writing across the curriculum, writing for graduate students, writing support for non-native English writers.
5. Experience using and creating content with learning management systems such as WordPress, Pressbooks, and Canvas.
6. Experience working on interdisciplinary teams.

Work Hours

Generally Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm with occasional weekend and evening hours as business needs dictate. Potential for some remote work.

Functional Expectations

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Work on a computer for extended periods
2. Move about in various locations on and off campus as needed to complete day-to-day work
3. Effectively communicate on a daily basis

Proposed Starting Date

August 1, 2024

Required Applicant Documents

Resume / C.V.
Cover Letter
Reference List - (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references)

Please Note: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior

Special Instructions for Applicants

Initial application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted.

Please prepare in advance separate documents representing a cover letter, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), and resume/C.V. to attach to this application.

Contact Information for Applicants

Gavin Weiser

Important Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background investigation and if applicable, an employment history review, based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation and/or an employment history review. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 05/07/2024 07:00 AM CST
Application Closes:

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