Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program

Doust Associate Application

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According to the Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Academic Honesty policy, "The students, faculty and administrators of the College comprise a community of scholars who are committed to the pursuit of excellence in learning, teaching, creativity and research." Instructors exemplify this value through academic success, integrity, and professionalism. For this reason, we ask for your permission to review transcripts and University records for the purposes of this application and during your employment with WSAP.

By initialing here I affirm that

  1. I have not been found guilty of academic dishonesty at the University of Rochester and am not the subject of a pending academic honesty case, and
  2. I have not been found guilty of a conduct violation at the University of Rochester and am not the subject of a pending conduct case.

Furthermore, by initialing here I give the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program permission to review University records, as well as to contact university officials to confirm the above statements 1-2 and to determine eligibility and future employability.

So that WSAP may confirm your academic honesty status for the purposes of this application, please complete and email WSAP this form.

Alternatively, if you feel that your situation warrants an exception, please contact Deborah Rossen-Knill.

Application Materials

Please also include the following items.

  1. A brief cover letter: Please explain in one or two pages why you would like to teach writing and what you believe you can contribute to the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program. Please also note if you have any interest in teaching 105E, 105A/B, or EAPP (WRTG 103/104).
  2. Upload Cover Letter
  3. C.V.
  4. Upload C.V.
  5. A WRTG 105 course description: Please provide a potential course description for WRTG 105. (For more information, see Guidelines for Writing a WRTG 105 Description.)
  6. Upload Course Description
  7. Teaching evaluations: Please submit at least one full set of evaluations from previous teaching experiences in the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program.
  8. Upload Evaluations
  9. Faculty recommendation from someone who has observed your teaching. Email recommendations to the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program at wsap@ur.rochester.edu.
  10. A sample of your academic writing.
  11. Upload Writing Sample
  12. At the end of your application, please include the following statement in quotation marks, along with a confirmation signature from your graduate program chair: “(name of your graduate department or program) supports this application for teaching in the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program and is aware of the workload and compensation for this position.”
  13. Upload Program Statement

Special notes:

  • Dudley Doust Associates are expected to teach 2 sections per year (typically a 1/1 load).
  • To teach as a Doust fellow, recipients must be current University of Rochester graduate students in good standing at the beginning of each semester for which the fellowship is awarded.
  • Please initial here to indicate that you understand and accept these conditions:

Committee members discuss the rankings and attributes of all candidates before collectively determining who will be offered a teaching position, who will be wait listed, and who will not be offered a position.

Any changes to uploaded documents can be sent to Andrea DeHollander at adeholla@ur.rochester.edu

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