Job Title: Writing Center Instructor
Open to Receiving Applications for:
The most important function of this position is to provide assistance, consultation, and quality teaching aimed to support academic students’ improvement of their overall writing proficiency and communication skills. The instructional teaching environment may take place with students either one-on-one, in small workshops, or in a classroom setting. The diverse forms of instruction require the prospective educator to possess extensive familiarity and understanding of the writing process, to be fluent in English, Arabic,French, or German and have a considerable talent to teach all levels of students in a second language surrounding.
In addition, the instructor must be able to grasp the functions of the Writing Center and support the broader academic mission as a service providing facility within the institutional apparatus and academic culture of the University of Nizwa. The Writing Center instructor is expected and obligated to interact with all university faculty members in order to exercise up to date familiarity and understanding of the requirements of academic students’ written course assignments, projects, research, and presentations.
The Writing Center instructor is perceived as a professional with respect to the various forms of academic and practical writing, and is considered as a writing consultant to the greater academic community within the academic institution of the University of Nizwa. The instructor services the needs of all academic students, faculty members, administrators and of the community within the framework of services and programs provided by the Writing Center.
It is the responsibility of all instructors affiliated with the Writing Center to provide instruction and guidance concerning all aspects of written English composition for academic or practical purposes. The range of scope includes, but is not restricted to topical selection, prewriting, brainstorming, planning, introductions and thesis statements, supporting arguments and ideas, summaries, drafting, revision, and technical or idiomatic vocabulary enhancement.
Writing Center instructors must have a firm comprehension and approach to writing as a process and be able to apply that process effectively to students from diverse cultural backgrounds and levels of academic preparation. The instructional approach must embrace the cultural and Islamic traditions and beliefs of the University of Nizwa. Writing Center instructors are valued as professional writing consultants, and their services are also expected to extend to the professional development of peer tutors, university administrators, faculty members, and staff; all of which would procure writing assistance through the established appointment process and operational hours of the Writing Center.
Writing Center instructors are required to maintain confidentiality and exercise professional integrity in the best interest of the Writing Center and of the University of Nizwa. The promotion of critical thinking and creative ideas are considered guiding principles for the engagement of student discussion and advancement of writing skills.
Administrative and Supervisory Responsibilities:
The role of an instructor at the Writing Center is not limited to teaching responsibilities alone, but is intended to serve as a multipurpose and adaptable position in providing instruction, carrying out various administrative tasks, and to serve as a supervisor of peer tutors within the Writing Center.
The instructor is expected to construct files, compile relevant documentation deemed necessary to the pedagogy of writing centers and the improvement of writing skills, promulgate reports and surveys on behalf of the center development and assessment, address and discuss the needs of students writing development, construct ideas and strategies for the enhancement of academic writing for students, serve as a representative or liaison for the promotion and student awareness of the Writing Center for both in-house and external purposes, assist with the development of the Writing Center’s resources and materials, participate in professional development, the gathering of data, and to assist with developing policies, curriculum, annual contests as requested.
Writing Center Instructors work a 40 hour work week.
Maximum of 30 hours of instructional teaching per week
Minimum of 10 hours of administrative duties per week
During periods of especially heavy student demand for appointments, such as near the end of a semester, the Writing Center Instructor may be asked to vary the normal schedule of times worked to accommodate peak demand times. In addition, during periods of exceptionally low student demand for appointments such as between semesters and during student vacations, the Writing Center Instructor may be asked to substitute instructional teaching time with administrative duties conducive to the needs of the center.
The following documentation must be completed and is contingent upon employment:
UoN Salary and Benefits:
Key Responsibilities of TWC Writing Instructors:
The most important functions of this position are to:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Forms and Applications:
Please fill out the following documentation and send to the Director of TWC
1. Ministry of Higher Education of Oman Click Here
2. UoN Declaration of Employment Click Here
3. UoN Job Registration Click Here
Regarding all issues related to hiring at the University of Nizwa TWC, please contact :
Ms. Muna Al Mamari - Director of Human Resources OR Mr. Derek O'Connell - Director of the Writing Center