Coordinator Associate for First-Year Writing Program and Creative Writing Workshop/Instructor of English


English and Foreign Languages


Non-classified staff/instructor position: providing support to First-Year Writing Program and MFA Creative Writing Workshop and teaching one First-Year Writing course per semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer)


30% of effort: assist the Chair of the First-Year Writing Program in Administration of the program. Assist with management of semester class schedule and all records pertinent to the FYWP (including student ratings of teaching, student learning outcomes); assist and support faculty and students; assist with placement of students in FYWP courses, including English Placement Test and Advanced Standing Examinations; assist with management of teaching assistants; assist with coordinating the work of the Freshman Advisory Committee. 30% of effort: assist the Director of the Creative Writing Workshop (CWW)/Creative Writing Low-Residency Program (CWL). Manage communication and correspondence with CWW and CWL faculty and students, manage comprehensive examinations and MFA thesis process, as well as all associated record-keeping; field all incoming questions/concerns via phone, email, and in person regarding CWW and CWL. 15% of effort: general office duties, including booking room reservations for faculty, staff, and students as needed, assist all office visitors and receive phone calls, maintaining copier rooms and copiers. Assist chair with clerical and data management needs. 25% of effort: serve as Instructor of Record in one First-Year Writing course per semester, including summer), normally ENGL 1157 in the fall and 1158 in spring and summer). Responsibilities include course planning and preparation, conduct of class, devising assignments, and assessing student writing.


Master's degree in English or MFA in Creative Writing; teaching experience, experience using all pertinent software; organizational skills; oral and written communication skills; aptitude for advising students.


experience as instructor of record in UNO’s inquiry-based First-Year Writing Program; strong student ratings in the teaching of First-Year Writing; experience in advising UNO students (both in our FYWP and in CWW and CWL); strong organizational and task-management skills.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.




Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration please apply by Friday, December 22, 2017.




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