Lecturer in WritingThe Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program at the University of Rochester is seeking applications for one or more one-year lectureship positions. We seek candidates with a primary commitment to teaching, and the ability to contribute positively to our innovative and collaborative interdisciplinary community. A Ph.D. in writing studies, composition/rhetoric, or related field is expected, but ABDs will be considered. We are particularly seeking candidates who clearly demonstrate the ability to
- use writing to explore and express ideas,
- teach invention, revision, and editing,
- teach argument as a means to develop, formulate, and analyze ideas,
- teach students principles of academic writing and how to make choices as an academic writer, use an approach that allows students to fully investigate their own ideas,
- communicate a love of language, writing, and teaching writing,
- create a positive learning environment for students, and
- offer a course that many undergraduates would find interesting.
Responsibilities include teaching some combination of first-year composition (WRT 105/E/AB). The teaching load is 24 credits per year, typically a combination of 4- and 2-credit courses distributed across the fall and spring semesters. Other responsibilities include attending Program meetings and workshops, and generally helping to strengthen current and emerging programs.
Academic Year (approximate start and end dates): September 1, 2018 - May 31, 2019.
Apply through the college recruiting website here. Please be prepared to submit the following documents when you apply to this position:
- Cover letter and teaching philosophy
- Curriculum vitae
- Course evaluations
- Three references
Thank you for your interest!
The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled