Princeton, NJ
Apr 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

Princeton Writing Program - 20900

Position Summary
We invite applications for full- and part-time lectureships in the Princeton Writing Program. Full-time Lecturers teach two topic-based Writing Seminars per term to freshmen. Part-time Lecturers teach 1-1, 1-2, 2-1, 0-2, or 2-0 based on the needs of the Program and at the discretion of the Director. Seminar topics span the disciplines; we therefore seek candidates from all fields of study in the social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and humanities. The Lecturer's task is to use the topic of the seminar as a vehicle for teaching strategies and techniques of scholarly writing. Lecturers participate in a comprehensive faculty development program, which includes meetings and workshops on seminar design and writing pedagogy. In addition, experienced Lecturers contribute to the Program in a variety of ways (e.g., lead faculty workshops, advise on refinements to the curriculum, and collaborate on Writing Across the University projects). In turn, the Program provides Lecturers with ample opportunities for professional development as teachers and scholars.

The appointment period is one year, renewable for a total of up to five years. The salary for full-time Lecturers in 2016-17 is a minimum of $64,400 (paid over the 10-month academic year) plus benefits and eligibility for research and conference travel grants. Part-time Lecturers are paid on a pro-rated basis according to their teaching load and are eligible for most benefits. The initial period of appointment is September 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018; however, all new faculty must attend full-day workshops May 30-June 1, 2017, and be accessible over the summer to develop their Writing Seminars in consultation with Writing Program directors. Regular faculty development meetings throughout the year are also required, including full days of follow-up workshops and a Program-wide faculty retreat in early September.

The Lecturer search is open until filled. The deadline for full consideration is January 16, 2017. Candidates must apply online through http://jobs.princeton.edu and include a CV, academic writing sample, and cover letter reflecting on your approach to teaching writing and relevant experience, a brief summary of your scholarly research project, and a 200-word course description for an interdisciplinary Writing Seminar.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Essential Qualifications
Successful candidates will be strong academic writers, have demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching, and have carefully considered the role of writing in their courses. The Ph.D. is expected.

Preferred Qualifications
Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience teaching topic-based writing courses or writing-intensive courses, as well as to candidates with Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), Writing in the Disciplines (WID), and/or Writing Center experience. The Writing Program is committed to sustaining a scholarly community inclusive of all races, nationalities, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We strongly encourage women and members from underrepresented groups to apply.

Directory Title

Job Function
Regular Faculty
FR 090
Standard Hours

Full Time
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly

Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly

Work Schedule, if other than standard hours

Eligible for Overtime
Benefits Eligible
Union Code
Not Applicable
Education Required
Advanced Degree
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying
Complete the online application and click "Apply to this Posting" at the top of the posting details page.
Documents which can be associated with this posting
Cover Letter
Writing Sample
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EEO Statement
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW


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