Writing Program- Multilingual Writing Specialist

Writing Program- Multilingual Writing Specialist
Date:  12/03/2020
Multilingual Writing Specialist and Assistant Professor of Writing, Colby Writing Program
Full-Time, 10-Month, Exempt, Salaried, Faculty Appointment

The successful candidate will join a vibrant and inclusive writing program at a selective residential liberal arts college. For more information, please see the Colby Writing Program and the Farnham Writers’ Center websites.

The Multilingual Writing Specialist (MLWS) is an integral member of the Colby Writing Program and works collaboratively with its Director and the Director of the Farnham Writers’ Center on matters related to writing and communication, with primary responsibility for enhancing existing multilingual writing support for students. The successful candidate will work one-on-one with multilingual writers; teach three writing-intensive courses, one each term; help build faculty capacity around multilingual writing pedagogy; and collaborate with Writing Program faculty to plan and facilitate workshops. As a non-tenure-track, continuing member of the Colby faculty, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to develop new courses and continue to advance a research agenda in their area(s) of expertise.

Candidates with a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in a relevant field (e.g., English, Composition/ Rhetoric, Writing Studies, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Studies) are invited to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their background, scholarship, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

We seek a candidate with:
-substantial experience working with multilingual writers, both one-on-one and in the classroom
-teaching experience in first-year composition (mainstream, separate multilingual/international, or cross-cultural sections)
-knowledge of scholarship and pedagogy in second-language writing, linguistics (e.g., applied linguistics, sociolinguistics), writing studies, and/or composition/rhetoric
-an ongoing research agenda in field(s) of interest related to the position
-an ability to work collaboratively with faculty across disciplines
-an ability to contribute as a member of a diverse community

To apply, please submit materials through Interfolio at:


Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, a summary of research interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates commitment to diversity and inclusive pedagogy. Please also include a representative sample of current scholarship and evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as teaching evaluations, awards, or certificates.

Applications received by January 20, 2021 will receive full consideration, with review of applications to continue until the position is filled. The committee expects to interview candidates via Zoom in mid-to late February and hold virtual campus visits in early April. Position starts July 1, 2021.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

For more information about the College, please visit our web site: www.colby.edu.