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NC State Director of Thesis and Dissertation Support

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NC State is a research university classified as very high research activity. We are seeking someone to be a part of a multi-pronged effort to achieve the university’s and its Graduate School’s goal of enhancing the success of students writing theses and dissertations. 

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the position will focus on increasing the completion rates and decreasing time to degree of these students. Responsibilities include designing and leading workshops, dissertation boot camps, and other events that advance students’ work on completing their theses and dissertations; providing coaching in writing for individual students; partnering with the Counseling Center to guide and encourage dissertation support groups; and working with faculty to improve mentoring in writing theses and dissertations. The person in this position will be a part of a thriving team in our Graduate School providing professional development for graduate students. This position will report to an associate dean of the Graduate School.


Applicants should have a doctoral degree in English or a related field. A specialization or experience in rhetoric and writing and/or writing in the disciplines is preferred, along with research experience and publications in scholarly journals. Applicants should possess an advanced working knowledge of the genre of the dissertation and its variants and of research methods and modes of writing in the empirical sciences and engineering. Experience in preparing and leading workshops in a university setting and working with graduate students is a plus.

Application Process:

Please apply online via The position number

is: 00103136. On-line application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, letter of application and contact information for references.

AA/EOE. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.

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