Dudley Doust Instructor Training Coordinator

The Dudley Doust Instructor Training Coordinator Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding writing instructor who has taught in the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program (WSAP) for at least four semesters. To receive a Doust fellowship, a recipient must be a current University of Rochester graduate student in good standing at the beginning of each semester for which the fellowship is awarded.

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

Candidates should demonstrate:

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

Position responsibilities include:

  • Assisting WRTG 571 instructor with reviewing and providing feedback on new WRTG 105 course descriptions
  • Assisting WRTG 571 instructor with planning and teaching WRTG 571 (Writing Pedagogy) and WRTG 572 (Practicum in the Teaching of Writing)
  • Coordinating and managing logistical aspects of WRTG 571 and 572, such as record-keeping, coordination of visitors, and managing Blackboard
  • Supporting first-year instructors by leading either a practicum or mentor group as part of WRTG 572; this typically involves:
    • Class observations
    • Group meetings
    • Individual conferences
  • Assisting WSAP administrators with identifying instructor needs and coordinating relevant programming (e.g., surveying instructors, compiling and sharing online resources, planning informal gatherings or formal workshops, facilitating grading groups)
  • Assisting with record-keeping and teacher training program assessment


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


For those with department funding, compensation for this position would be the regular add-on stipend plus $2,000 for co-teaching WRTG 571, supporting WRTG 572, and being available to help instructors during the summer.

For those beyond department funding, compensation for this position is $22,000, which includes teaching WRTG 571, supporting WRTG 572, 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 27, 2023

Please submit your application materials to wsap@ur.rochester.edu.

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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