Faculty Opportunities

University Writing Committee (UWC) Award for Excellence in Writing Instruction for Academic Programs

The University Writing Committee’s (UWC) Award for Excellence in Writing Instruction honors academic programs (undergraduate majors) and their faculty who have demonstrated sustained and successful efforts over the past five years to integrate evidence-based pedagogical practices across an undergraduate major. One award of $20,000 will be given to an academic program to use for faculty professional development. These funds are unrestricted, but the UWC encourages programs to use the money to support writing-focused guest speakers, conference attendance, or research projects.

An intent to apply is due March 4th, 2022, and complete applications are due April 1st, 2022. 


WE Write

University Writing invites applications from academic programs (majors, minors, certificates, or other curricular configurations) for WE Write. The goal of WE Write is to ensure undergraduate academic programs have support from University Writing to achieve their disciplinary or professional student writing goals. Participating programs will engage in reflection, planning, creation, and assessment of writing, and they will earn a new WE course designation that will appear in course listings and students’ transcripts, making high-impact writing instruction more visible to students, stakeholders, graduate schools, and industry partners.

Applications are due February 13, 2022. 

Ralph "Shug" Jordan Professor of Writing

The Office of the Provost invites nominations and applications for an endowed Professorship provided by AU Athletics in the name of Ralph “Shug” Jordan. The purpose of this award is to honor teaching excellence by an Auburn University faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment to student success through effective and innovative writing assignments and writing instruction integrated into the course content. The Professorship recognizes a tenured faculty member of any rank who has contributed to and focused on improving student writing in their discipline. The Professorship is for a three-year appointment and includes an annual salary supplement, which has historically been approximately $12,000 each year.

Applications are due March 13, 2022. 

Last updated: 02/11/2022