Job Opportunity – Carleton College


Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, Carleton College

 Carleton College seeks a Director of Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC). The new Director will build upon a nationally recognized WAC program that is deeply established in the curriculum and supported by a long-standing institutional commitment to faculty development. Carleton’s WAC program includes first-year seminars and writing rich courses offered in every discipline across the college, as well as a required senior integrative exercise. Its centerpiece is a required sophomore writing portfolio; portfolios are read annually by approximately 40 faculty and staff. The evaluation of portfolios offers valuable opportunities for faculty development and assessment of college-wide learning goals. Faculty development also takes place in workshops held every winter break. Annual faculty participation in workshops connected to WAC and other initiatives has typically exceeded 40%. This position reports to an Associate Dean of the College.

Carleton seeks to develop these strengths and to further enrich the teaching of writing across the curriculum. The new director will have the opportunity to generate new curricular initiatives as well as to work with ongoing campus initiatives.

This is a full-time year-round position with administrative responsibilities; the Director will also hold a non-tenure track faculty appointment and have regular opportunities for teaching.

The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. (in any field), at least 2-4 years of experience working with writing across the curriculum, strong teaching skills and demonstrated teaching experience, and a dedication to the mission of a highly-selective residential liberal arts college. Visit our online posting for further specifics.

 To apply, candidates should submit a letter of application that addresses the goals of WAC at a liberal arts college, a CV, and contact information for three references online at

Review of applications will begin on December 5th, 2016.

Inquiries may directed to George Shuffelton, Associate Dean of the College (

For more specific information about the position and how to apply visit: (link to posting)

 We accept only online applications.

 Start Date: Summer 2017.

Carleton is a highly selective private liberal arts residential campus with nearly 2000 students and 800 faculty and staff, known for academic excellence and dedication to undergraduate education. Carleton is located in Northfield, Minnesota, approximately 45 miles south of the Twin Cities.

Carleton College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.