Earlham College

Writing Center Director and Librarian

Position: Writing Center Director and Librarian
Department: Library and Learning Resources (proposed new unit)
Status: Full time Administrative Faculty Position – 11 months
Annual Salary: Commensurate with experience, including a full benefit package.

General Description

Earlham College seeks a motivated, independent, creative person to direct our Writing Center. The Director will partner with personnel across the College to promote excellent writing. This position is supervised by the Library Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Select, train, and supervise student writing/research peer consultants at a unified service desk in the main library
  • Perform individual writing/research tutoring
  • Manage the Writing Center website and operating budget
  • Teach:
    • Classroom writing workshops and course-integrated sessions to help achieve information and digital competencies,
    • 1-credit writing tutorials,
    • 1-credit tutor training course,
    • Occasional faculty development workshops and seminars in coordination with the College’s Teaching and Learning Consultant, librarians, and Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Center, covering e.g. multimodal composition and scholarly communication, and/or
    • After one year, possibly a 4-credit first-year seminar or a 1-credit LIFT Program section.


  • Master’s degree in a writing-related field is required, Composition and Rhetoric preferred.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and experience with Writing Center practice and theory
  • Ability to work closely with a range of campus constituencies
  • Ability to work with students at all levels

Preference will be given to those candidates with background in Writing Center Administration and/or library instruction at the collegiate level, proven success in training and managing student tutors, and/or ELL or multimodal composition background.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

To apply, please send CV, personal interest statement, and three letters of reference to:

Earlham College
Human Resources Drawer 33
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana 47374

Email to: shiprka@earlham.edu

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

Contact Information

Kate Shiprak, HR Office Manager
801 National Road West
Contact Phone: 
(765) 983-1393
Contact e-mail: