Writing Center Coordinator

Penn State University

Penn State Scranton
Campus City:
Dunmore, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
01 – E – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Scranton
Academic Affairs
Full/Part Time:


The successful candidate will tutor individual students, face-to-face in the writing center and online through the Blue and White OWL. There will be responsibility for coordinating center and classroom-based support for composition classes. The coordinator will supervise peer writing tutors as well as hire and supervise professional tutors, as needed. The coordinator will also be responsible for administering the day-to-day operations of the writing center. The coordinator will also work with the Writing Programs Coordinator to develop assessment, support services, and programming for English language learners. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in professional development opportunities through conferences, seminars, and professional association membership. The coordinator will collaborate with the Writing Programs Coordinator to develop writing workshops and programing, writing across the curriculum initiatives, and community outreach services. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher , or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree in English, Literacy Education, or related field is preferred (completed by the time of appointment). Use of instructional technology and hybrid and online teaching in a college-level setting preferred. Educational background and experience with teaching English to speakers of other languages strongly desired (or a willingness to seek professional development in this area.) Evidence of commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected. Documented experience with position-relevant program development and ability to promote, implement, and assess academic support services. Comfort with working in a multi-disciplinary environment is important.For more information about the campus, visit http://www.psu.edu/ur/cmpcoll.html. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Durell Johnson, Chief Academic Officer, Penn State Scranton. E-mail: hdj2@psu.edu. Telephone: 570-963-2510. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. Application review begins October 31, 2019 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.Penn State University is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions. Penn State Scranton has the appeal of a small, private college, with the name recognition and prestige of a major research university. Steeped in tradition, and enriched through advancement, Penn State Scranton provides excellent education and social surroundings in a fast-paced environment that offers real-world experience. Penn State Scranton is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 1,200 students. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as 11 baccalaureate degrees and 4 associate degrees. Students and faculty at Penn State Scranton have all the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small, and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of refunding. This is a 75% full-time equivalency (FTE) job that will work throughout the academic year (9 months).

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088