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Writing Specialist

Apply now Job no: 495812
Department: Regl Student Services - Middletown Campus
Location: Middletown, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration, Advising, Counseling, Student Services
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Writing Specialist

Job Summary:

Part of the Learning Assistance team to work directly with the Language, Literature and Writing department to support students who might be academically or socio-economically disadvantaged and show some risk factors for not completing college.

  • Coordinate programs for developmental writing programs:  ENG 007, Blended ENG007/111,  ENG104 & 105, and teach 5 to 6 credit hours per semester
  • Monitor developmental writing curriculum in collaboration with Language Literature and Writing department and maintain alignment between College Readiness writing, developmental writing (ENG007) and Composition & Rhetoric (ENG111)
  • Hire, coordinate, train, & promote writing tutors
  • Offer professional tutoring and act as liaison between OLA and ENG/LLW
  • Serve on Languages, Literatures, and Writing Committee
  • Assess incoming students’ writing to resolve disputed placement recommendations
  • Perform academic advising (1:1 & SOAR) and follow-up caseload management for College Readiness writing program 
  • Manage caseload for students on academic warning
  • Keep current with trends in developmental writing
  • Contribute to the on-going mission of the Office of Learning Assistance
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in English or related field; 3 years of experience working with developmental writers; experience with curriculum design and implementation; knowledge of basic composition and rhetorical analysis theory. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; significant attention-to-detail; the ability to learn and communicate detailed policies and procedures; and experience in the development and implementation of special programs or workshops for low income or potential first-generation students or students with academic need.  Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter and resume. Direct inquiries to John Tassoni at

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Review of applications begins on September 11, 2019 and continues until position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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