Assistant Director of University Writing for ePortfolios, Auburn University

Auburn University seeks a non-tenure track faculty administrator to serve as Assistant Director of University Writing with primary responsibility for the new ePortfolio Project which is the university’s Quality Enhancement Project required for SACSCOC accreditation. This is a continuing 12-month, non-tenure track faculty position with faculty benefits and a salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. In the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report ratings of undergraduate programs, it was ranked 37th among public universities. Auburn is a high research activity institution, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees. In fall 2011 Auburn University had 1,196 full-time faculty, 159 part-time faculty, and enrolled 25,469 students from all fifty states and approximately 81 countries, including 20,446 undergraduates and 5,023 graduate students.

We seek an individual who understands the potential of ePortfolios to promote student learning across multiple disciplines and co-curricular programs to implement an ePortfolio Project focused on career/professional ePortfolios. We need a dynamic champion for our ePortfolio Project which builds on the writing initiative established in 2010 and includes support to faculty in adding ePortfolios into departmental and co-curricular programs and support to students through workshops, face-to-face tutoring, and on-line resources. Primary responsibilities include:

·         promoting and encouraging the adoption of ePortfolios university-wide

·         coordinating the six-year campus-wide implementation plan (available at www.auburn.edu/ePortfolios )

·         overseeing student volunteers/interns associated with the project

·         collaborating with other university support units like the Career Center, the Libraries’ Media and Digital Resource Lab, the Miller Writing Center, and the Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning to arrange and deliver workshops for students and faculty and expand peer-tutoring programs

·         working with the steering committee to develop awards, incentives, and other infrastructure components that will sustain the program

·         working closely with the Director of University Writing to support curricular revisions that embed ePortfolios in departments and co-curricular programs and designing and delivering appropriate faculty support for such efforts

·         monitoring assessment of both the student learning outcomes associated with the project (effective communication, visual literacy, critical thinking through reflection, and technical competence) and the impact of the project on the campus and then generating reports for various stakeholders

We expect the individual in this position to be involved in and able to represent Auburn’s ePortfolio Project at regional and national conferences and to have a demonstrated professional interest in the larger conversations about ePortfolios and their impact on student learning.

Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in an appropriate field with course work and experience in teaching, writing pedagogy, integrative learning strategies, and technology-enriched learning. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in using ePortfolios to enhance student learning in various disciplines. Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team and to design and deliver instructional support to faculty and students. Ability to communicate effectively to multiple audiences.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. preferred. Experience and/or course work related to visual literacy, critical thinking, and/or the transition from college to career. Experience and interest in Writing in the Disciplines, faculty development, assessment, and/or program administration are advantageous.

Starting date by June 1, 2013 is preferred.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Please send your letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three professional references, and a position statement about the connections between ePortfolios and student learning to: Dr. Margaret J. Marshall, Director of University Writing and Chair of the Search Committee, 3436 RBD Library, Auburn University, AL 36849-5279. Electronic submissions to: ouwjobs@auburn.edu. Review of applications will begin November 12 with campus interviews and workshop-type presentation expected in January – February, 2013. Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply.