Interim Director of the Writing Center & Tutoring Services

Illinois Wesleyan University Writing Center


Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) invites applications for the position of Interim Director of the Writing Center and Tutoring Services. This full time, ten month, exempt position will begin August 1, 2022. This is a one-year position. Salary and benefits are competitive.


Founded in 1850, Illinois Wesleyan University is a highly selective small liberal arts institution located in Bloomington, Illinois.


Illinois Wesleyan University is strongly committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan is an EEO Employer.


The IWU Writing Center and Tutoring Services contributes to the University’s Writing across the Curriculum mission by providing students with writing tutors, student success tutors, and course embedded tutors or writing partners in select courses. The Writing Center employs approximately 35 tutors and partners in a given year.


The primary responsibilities of the Interim Director are the administration of the University Writing Center and partnering with the Writing Program Director to--especially by means of assessment and faculty development efforts--catalyze a culture of writing that encourages the use of writing to construct and present knowledge in all disciplines. The Interim Director also will deliver two half-unit, half-semester peer tutoring courses and two writing intensive courses. Additionally, the Interim Director will assist the Director of Student Advising with retention efforts by overseeing our Student Success Tutors and offering academic skills workshops.


Required: Candidates must have a graduate degree in writing studies (broadly conceived) and be able to demonstrate a productive commitment to writing pedagogy. Candidates must have demonstrable skills in oral and written communication. They must be highly organized, and able and willing to work in teams in a collegial environment.


Preferred: Ph.D. in writing studies (broadly conceived); a record of successful administration of a writing center; background in and experience with supporting oral communication curricular initiatives; and a record of research in writing center studies, tutoring best practices, WAC, and/or writing studies.


Review of applications will begin on July 25, 2022; however, applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.  Submit the following materials via email attachment, fax, or post to:


Illinois Wesleyan University

Academic Affairs, Holmes 200

1312 N. Park Street

Bloomington, IL  61701


  1. A cover letter addressing qualifications.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. A teaching statement that describes teaching goals, methods, and practices, including details about the candidate’s preparation for contributing to IWU’s commitment to address issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historical marginalization. (No more than two pages.)
  4. A research agenda description. (No more than one page.)
  5. Contact information for three professional references.

Questions may be directed to:

Dr. Amy Coles, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Instruction and Associate Professor of History


The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation.

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