Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program

Graduate & Post-Graduate Positions


JOB TITLE: Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program

The Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program at the University of Rochester is seeking one or more one-year postdoctoral fellowships, effective September 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016. Responsibilities include teaching a combination of 2- and 4- credit courses (typically 8 credits in the fall and 8 credits in the spring), attending the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program’s orientation meeting prior to the beginning of fall classes, and attending special faculty development events.

Salary: $30,000.

Experience with the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program is preferred. Preference will be given to instructors with Ph.D.s or those whose defense dates are prior to the beginning of the fall semester. Preference may also be given to instructors with success teaching 105E and an ability to develop theme-based courses that will appeal to students in the sciences and/or social sciences. Please note that ABDs may apply, but if accepted, would be hired as graduate students with a salary of $26,000.

Please complete and submit an application to wsap@ur.rochester.edu.
Application review begins February 20, 2015.

Applications should include:

Part A: Personal Information

  • Name:
  • Email:
  • Local Address:
  • Local Phone Number:

Part B: Supporting Materials

  • C.V.
  • A brief statement: in one- to two-pages, please explain your teaching philosophy and what you believe you can contribute to the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program.
  • Course description: please provide a potential course description for WRT 105 and WRT 105E.  Course descriptions should be about 1,024 characters.
  • Teaching Evaluations: please submit at least one full set of evaluations.
  • Recommendation from someone who has observed your teaching.

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.

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