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Dudley Doust Instructor Training Coordinator

The Dudley Doust Instructor Training Coordinator Fellowships are awarded to outstanding writing instructors from a variety of disciplines who have taught in the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program (WSAP) for at least four semesters. To teach as a Doust fellow, recipients must be current University of Rochester graduate students in good standing at the beginning of each semester for which the fellowship is awarded.

The WSAP prepares and supports new WRT instructors through a summer pedagogy course, a year-long teaching practicum, as well as mentoring, workshops, and other programming in response to instructors’ needs. The Instructor Training Coordinator organizes and assists with WSAP teacher training by working closely with WSAP administrators and the WRT 571/WRT 572 instructors across these different areas of training and support.

Strong candidates should demonstrate:

  • A desire to support and foster a strong, inclusive community among WSAP instructors
  • An interest in writing, writing pedagogy, and/or program administration
  • Ability to initiate and follow through on ideas
  • Timely and professional communication
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Comfort using technology (e.g., Blackboard, Google Drive, etc.)

Position responsibilities include:

  • Assist WRT 571 instructor with reviewing and providing feedback on new WRT 105 course descriptions
  • Assist WRT 571 instructor with planning and teaching WRT 571: Writing Pedagogy
  • Coordinate and manage logistical aspects of WRT 571, such as record-keeping, coordination of visitors, and managing Blackboard
  • Depending on program needs, support first-year instructors by leading either a practicum or mentor group; this generally involves:
    • Class observations
    • Group meetings
    • Individual conferences
  • Assist WSAP administrators with identifying instructor needs and coordinate relevant programming (this may include surveying instructors, compiling and sharing online resources, planning informal or formal workshops, facilitating grading groups, etc.)
  • Assist with record-keeping and assessment of teacher training programming


Applicants should have taught successfully in the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program for four or more semesters and may be on or beyond department funding while in the position.

Term of Appointment

This is a one-year position, with the possibility of renewal.


For those with department funding, compensation for this position would be the regular add-on stipend plus $2,000 for co-teaching WRT 571 and being available to help instructors during the summer.

For those beyond department funding, compensation for this position is $22,000, which includes teaching WRT 571 and being available to help instructors during the summer.

Application Process

Please submit the following:

  • A statement of interest that identifies the experiences and/or abilities that make you a good fit for this position.
  • CV
  • At least one letter of recommendation
  • Permission to access WSAP course evaluations

Deadline: January 30, 2019

Please submit your application materials to

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

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