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

POSITION #: 6250

DEPARTMENT: English and Foreign Languages

POSITION SUMMARY: 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.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 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.

SALARY: $30,000-32,000

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: send letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, three letters of recommendation, and one original set of graduate transcripts to Peter A. Schock, Chair, Department of English and Foreign Languages, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (

DATE POSTED: 5/15/17

CLOSING DATE: Position will remain open until filled. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by May 26, 2017.

All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to retirement status and without regard to an applicant's having previously accused the UL System Board or any of its universities of unlawful discrimination. Retirement status shall not be considered in the hiring process by any University in the UL System.
The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.