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Thesis Writing Specialist, Part-Time

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MISSION: At Colorado College our goal is to provide the finest liberal arts education in the country. Drawing upon the adventurous spirit of the Rocky Mountain West, we challenge students, one course at a time, to develop those habits of intellect and imagination that will prepare them for learning and leadership throughout their lives.

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

You must meet the minimum qualifications to be considered for this position.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number: 607
Job Title: Thesis Writing Specialist, Part-Time
Working Title:
Position Type:
Annual Hours 1040
Base Months 12
Department: Colket Student Learning Center
Summary Description

Mentors thesis writers from across the curriculum in interdisciplinary writing workshops.

Band: 6
Responsibilities:

•Teach thesis writing adjunct courses (each worth .25 credits) during the academic year
•Organize and facilitate formal writing groups and informal writing groups that meet regularly over the course of a block or several blocks
•Coordinate additional programs for thesis writers: a workshop series on research, the writing process, and project management; writing retreats during block breaks and half-block
•Consult with thesis writers who could benefit from more sustained academic support and make referrals to the Writing Center
•Support MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) thesis writers during the summer
•Collaborate with professional and peer staff on Colket Center initiatives
•Conduct outreach to departments that assign senior theses and coordinate support for students
•Serve as a resource on best practices for advanced writing instruction
•Manage a small budget for programming

Additional Responsibilities:

oSupport and actively contribute to the goal of achieving greater diversity, inclusion and equity at Colorado College and work effectively with all members of the campus community.
oPromote a culture of safety and environmental protection by working in a safe manner; immediately reporting unsafe situations and accidents; following college procedures; and participating in appropriate safety training.
oDemonstrate environmental sustainability by using college resources wisely, and supporting the college’s sustainbaility initiatives and innovation.
oPerform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree plus a minimum of two years of related experience teaching advanced writing classes at the college level; experience participating in and facilitating writing groups; proficient with computer software programs such as Microsoft Office Suite and Canvas; Excellent oral and written communication skills; proficient in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and basic business math; ability to think critically and solve problems; good judgment and ability to handle confidential/sensitive information with discretion; excellent organizational and customer service skills; ability to work independently; knowledge of writing pedagogy and writing across the curriculum; ability to operate standard office equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies, English, or a related field, or an M.F.A. in writing

Posting Date: 03/02/2017
Application Deadline (at 11:59 PM Mountain Time): 04/06/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants:

You must meet the minimum qualifications to be considered for this position.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a minimum of a Master's Degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have two years of related experience teaching advanced writing classes at the college level?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents