Jacobson Center Job DescriptionJob SummaryAs a Writing Instructor: Teach writing to a variety of students inthe classroom and in individual counseling sessions at the JacobsonCenter.As Writing Studies Specialist: Provide institutional expertise onthe theory and practice of teaching writing for academic and publicpurposes.Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce andparticipate in the College’s efforts to create a respectful,inclusive, and welcoming work environment.Essential FunctionsClassroom teaching (33%)Teach two writing courses per year.Writing Instructor (33%)Serve as a writing instructor (meeting with students to discuss andreview writing assignments) for scheduled half-hour intervals atthe Jacobson Center. Sessions will focus on student requests thatrange from help in developing a thesis statement to reviewingconsistency of voice in graduate-level work.Faculty development and support (20%)Play a leadership role in formulating faculty development relatedto the teaching of writing. Consult with, advise, and supportfaculty in the disciplines on pedagogical strategies that enhancethe mission of the College with regard to writinginstruction.Other FunctionsJacobson Center projects (14%)Participate in timely Jacobson Center projects, for example, thedevelopment of curricular and other pedagogical materials onwriting, and the development, implementation, and analysis ofwriting assessments. Contribute to the Writing Enriched Curriculumprogram.All employees are expected to participate in the College’sefforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming workenvironment.Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education,experience, certifications, licenses)MA in Writing Studies or an equivalent field; experience teachingcollege-level writing courses; experience teaching writing in awriting center; familiarity with the literature and resources onteaching writing in a wide vareity of classroom settings; knowledgeof writing assessment methodologies.Experience working with individuals from diversebackgrounds.Preferred QualificationsFamiliarity with public-facing writing best practices andpublication platforms. Familiarity with the mission of a women’scollege.SkillsExcellent communication, writing, organizational, and teamworkskills. Experience with Windows, Google suite, and electronicclassroom management systems, like Moodle.Additional InformationThis is a two-year, academic year, limited termappointment.Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter inorder for your application to be considered for this position .You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single fileor attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you haveprovided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application.You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you havehit the Submit button.Review of applications will beginMay 7, 2021Compensation Grade:Grade K ExemptPosition Type:RegularAbout Smith CollegeLocated in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largestwomen’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence inteaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty ofoutstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, asadvisors, and through student-faculty research projects. TheCollege is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst,Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University ofMassachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and facultycross-teach across the Five Colleges.Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employerand does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color,religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genderidentity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment andemployment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of itsprograms and activities, as specified by all applicable laws andregulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.