Johns Hopkins University seeks to hire the Director of its Expository Writing Program, a newly free-standing entity within the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. The new Director will have the opportunity to engage in transformative program building, the hiring of additional teaching faculty, and the introduction of a new campus-wide writing requirement. The Director will play a major role in defining the nature of the new requirement, as well as disseminating it through the university. The appointment will be made at the rank of Teaching Professor, the highest rank among teaching faculty. In its current configuration, the Expository Writing Program already offers an established, highly effective array of courses in small seminars, designed to instill the art of persuasive scholarly argument. The pedagogy is first-rate and the faculty includes a stable, senior team of devoted and skilled lecturers of various disciplinary backgrounds, along with advanced graduate students and post-doctoral teaching fellows.
We seek a creative, collaborative Director who will extend the program's reach across all departments and disciplines, placing writing at the heart of undergraduate learning at an R1 university.
Serious candidates for the position should be:
An accomplished scholar with Ph.D. or M.F.A. in a relevant field
Experienced in managing a large program and training teachers
Committed to writing and to the teaching of writing
A leader with a well-articulated and compelling vision of the role of writing in various disciplines, and for various and diverse populations
Applications are only being accepted electronically via Interfolio. Review of applications begins April 10. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please click the "Apply Now" button, and include the following required documents: cover letter, CV, representative publications, sample teaching evaluations. Please also list names and email addresses for three references.
Internal Number: A-85561-3
About Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.