[FCLCA] USF Writing Studio Position

Maher, Patricia pmaher at usf.edu
Mon Aug 22 11:20:24 EDT 2016

Subject: USF Writing Studio Position

Hello Florida Listers!

We are very pleased to announce a new position.  If interested apply on Careers at USF  (http://www.usf.edu/administrative-services/human-resources/careers/)

Please pass it along to anyone who might be qualified!

USF Academic Success Center
Assistant Director for the Writing Studio

Dept Number/Name: 0-3865-000 / Academic Success Center

College Division: Academic Affairs-Undergraduate Studies

Salary Plan: Administrative

Job Code/Title: 9510 / Assistant Director

Position #: 11038

Program Description
The USF Writing Studio is one of three major student success services that make up the Academic Success Center and is a dynamic partner in the Tampa Library Learning Commons. Through writing center practice and outreach, the Studio looks to understand the role of writing at USF and adapt to meet diverse needs of students, faculty, and staff. The Studio also seeks to provide a safe and open space for the university community to strengthen their writing skills through experimentation, engaged discussion, and practice.

Position Summary:
The Assistant Director for the Writing Studio reports to the ASC Director. The major function of the Assistant Director for the Writing Studio is oversight of all Studio activities including recruitment, training, and supervision of all student employees, undergraduate and graduate, who function as writing consultants and reception desk staff. Other duties will involve working with the ASC in the management of budgets, working collaboratively with the English Department and other academic departments who support writing consultants, and networking with other appropriate college groups and departments. This position will also be required to develop and teach an undergraduate course designed to prepare undergraduate peer writing consultants each semester, which includes internship experience in the Writing Studio.

25%           Oversee recruitment, credentialing, training supervision and evaluation of undergraduate and graduate student staff.
25%                In collaboration with the English Department, develop and teach undergraduate course designed to prepare undergraduate peer Writing Consultants.
20%                Oversee the development and monitoring of schedules for Writing Consultants and other student staff.
5%                  Oversee use of instructional technologies in support of all Writing Studio programs.
5%                  Support department or unit responsibilities for orientation and other program marketing.
5%                  Manage quantitative and qualitative data to produce reports for internal and external use including accreditation reviews.
5%                  Develop reports and prepare presentations about the program, instructional activity, program planning, etc.
5%                  Oversee web and social media presence.
3%                  Serve as a liaison with other academic and administrative departments regarding the program and represent the program on cross-functional teams, policy committees, and work groups.
2%                  Perform other administrative and analytical duties as assigned in support of the academic mission of the Academic Success Center.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.       Bachelor's degree in English or a related field with a minimum of three years of experience in a college level writing center

2.       Or a Master's degree in English or a related field with a minimum of one year experience in a college level writing center.

Preferred Qualifications:

Completion of doctoral coursework (ABD) in English or a related field and a minimum of one year administrative experience in a college level writing center

Conditions of Employment:

1.       This is a full-time (12-month), non-tenure track, administrative position reporting to the Director of the Academic Success Center.

2.        This position requires flexibility in work hours as services occur days, evenings and weekends.

Open until filled.


Patricia A. Maher, Ph. D.
Director, Academic Success Center
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL  33620
pmaher at usf.edu<mailto:pmaher at usf.edu>


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