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Graduate Writing Specialist (Part-Time)

Delaware State University
Cheswold, Delaware
Closing date
Jun 20, 2024

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General Description of the Position

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Dean, School of Graduate, Adult and Extended Studies, the part-time Graduate Writing Specialist will provide support for graduate students at every stage of their development as scholars and writers, including, but not limited to: adjusting to graduate-level writing, thesis and dissertation writing, outlining, editing, proofreading, drafting, revising, capstone development, research papers, writing for a variety of audiences and developing productive writing habits. The Graduate Writing Specialist will provide instruction through various modalities, including face-to-face and online instructional interactions. He/she will expand existing writing support programming for graduate students while also assessing the need for and feasibility of establishing a Graduate Student Writing Center.

Essential Functions & Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The candidate must possess the following skills and abilities to perform essential functions with or without reasonable accommodations:
  1. Extensive experience teaching, mentoring, and grading college-level students, preferably at the graduate level
  2. Proven writing abilities, such as published articles in peer reviewed journals, grants, or other significant writing projects
  3. Demonstrated ability to develop and facilitate programming for graduate students from a variety of academic disciplines and backgrounds
  4. Ability to provide constructive and targeted feedback on writing needs, including ways to improve overall quality and presentation
  5. Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting, supporting the other work of Graduate Studies and Research, faculty and program directors as needed
  6. Willingness to be a self-starter with attention to deadlines
  7. Demonstrated ability to work with an ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse student population
  8. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)

Qualification Standards
  1. Bachelor's degree in English, Composition, Rhetoric, Communication Studies, Education, TESOL, or related field with an emphasis in writing; or 3-5 years of related professional, discipline relevant experience

Performance Standards & EEO Statement

The criteria for evaluation in this position include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Demonstrate knowledge of the DSU Fundamentals

EEO Statement

Delaware State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Equal opportunity employer/program'' and "auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities''.

We offer a complete benefits package to full-time employees including health care, dental, vision, retirement, deferred compensation plans, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

To learn more details, visit the Delaware State University Benefits Page and the State of Delaware benefits page.

Agency Delaware State University

Address 1200 N. Dupont HWY

Dover, Delaware, 19901

Phone (302) 857-6261


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