Director of Horldt Writing Center/Assistant Professor of Writing Studies
Faculty » College of Arts and Sciences
Posted Thursday, October 27, 2022

JOB TITLE:  Director of Horldt Writing Center/Assistant Professor of Writing Studies
HIRING SUPERVISOR:  Department Chair
DIVISION: College of Arts & Sciences
DEPARTMENT: Humanities, Social Sciences, Communication
TYPE:  Full Time

The Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communication at Lawrence Technological University seeks to hire a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Writing Studies to direct the Horldt Writing Center, teach courses in composition, rhetoric, and communication, and develop a robust collaborative research agenda in writing studies. The Horldt Writing Center was established five years ago to support student writers across LTU’s campus through faculty tutoring, workshops, and writing labs. Since its founding, the Horldt Writing Center has shown consistent and substantial growth, contributing significantly to the culture of writing on campus.

We are seeking a colleague committed to the mission of writing center administration who shows promise as a researcher in the fields of writing studies, composition, rhetoric, and/or communication. The new hire will work closely with our existing faculty members in the fields of writing and communication to develop holistic, inclusive, and integrated writing pedagogy both in general education and in writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines. Additionally, there is the potential to develop post-graduate certificates in the teaching of writing.


  • Direct the Horldt Writing Center, teach assigned courses in composition, rhetoric, and communication (12 credit hours/year).

  • Develop a research program in writing studies.

  • Serve on assigned committees.

  • Other duties as assigned.

A Ph.D. in composition, rhetoric, communication, or a related field at time of appointment is necessary. Prior experience directing or co-directing a writing center is highly desirable; experience with interdisciplinary research and/or digital media studies is a plus. The Horldt Writing Center Director is required to teach three courses per academic year; potential teaching assignments include first-year/second-year composition/communication as well as upper-division electives, which includes opportunities to teach in literary studies, media communication, and related fields. The remainder of the contract will be fulfilled in Writing Center direction/tutoring, research, and departmental service. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position, with additional opportunities for research support and summer teaching.

Lawrence Technological University (LTU) conducts pre-employment screening on initial candidates for all positions, which may include but is not limited to, a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, license, certifications, and/or verification of work history.

Lawrence Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to