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Writing Center Coordinator/ Instructor/Assistant Professor of English

Posted: 10/13/2020

Job Summary

Ten-month position, starting spring 2021, as a Writing Center Coordinator and teaching faculty member for a multi-site college in the University System of Georgia. Georgia Highlands is a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for the individual selected to grow with us. GHC’s inclusive culture provides an engaging environment for work that is fast-paced and challenging. This is an excellent opportunity to impact the lives of thousands of students and their families.


  • Create and deliver programs and appointment-based consultations that work toward the continued improvement of students' communication abilities across different disciplines and audiences
  • Collect and manage appropriate assessment data
  • Develop online resources
  • Work with the English Department Chair to schedule full and part time instructors from the English faculty to work in the Writing Center
  • Train and supervise Writing Center instructors
  • Prepare and present reports on how the Writing Center contributes to college-wide goals of retention, progression, and graduation
  • Contribute to ongoing improvements to Learning Support English classes, occasionally attending USG Learning Support-Co-Req meetings as needed
  • Teach fifteen credit hours per year
  • May be assigned other special projects or tasks as needs arise

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree with 18 hours of graduate-level courses in an appropriate field, including Writing Studies, English Education, English, Adult Education, Higher Education Administration, Educational Psychology, TESOL, or other relevant field
  • Post-graduate experience with teaching, academic tutoring, program development, and/or educational event planning may be substituted for advanced degree. Level based on education and qualifications
  • Available to teach at any of the Georgia Highlands College instructional sites
  • Knowledge and experience with writing centers, writing in the disciplines, cross-cultural communication, TESOL, ePortfolios, digital storytelling, or website design
  • Research or program development in inclusion and diversity, especially related to writing pedagogy
  • Ability and experience in designing and executing print and online teaching materials appropriate for supporting writing and writing instruction
  • Ability to use or quickly learn technologies such as D2L (learning management system), EAB-Navigate, and Banner
  • Competence with data analysis and explication

The Writing Center Coordinator will oversee Writing Center operations. The coordinator will work with the English Department Chair to schedule full and part-time faculty as Writing Center Instructors in order to establish a weekly schedule. The Writing Center Coordinator will track student attendance and performance as it relates to the retention and progression of GHC students. The Coordinator will teach fifteen credit hours per contract year and remains eligible for overload pay. As a teaching faculty member, the Coordinator will adhere to the expectations required of that position, including advising responsibilities.

Proposed Salary

  • Offer commensurate with experience and education
  • Starting salary $40,620

Required Documents to Attach

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial transcripts

Apply Before Date

Application Deadline: November 8, 2020.

About Us

Georgia Highlands College is a multi-campus, state college member of the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1970 as Floyd Junior College, it now serves more than 6,000 students in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama across its five locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, Dallas, and Douglasville. GHC currently offers over 30 areas of study with associate degree and bachelor’s degree options both in the classroom and online.

We are a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for great employees to grow in a fast-paced and challenging work environment that encourages employee wellness and overall success. Our combined efforts at GHC have led to numerous awards, honors, and countless stories of success for students and employees.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources by email atjobs@highlands.edu

For technical support, please contact the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 oroneusgsupport@usg.edu 

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Highlands College, as determined by Georgia Highlands College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Highlands College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.



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