Lecturer - Junior Year Writing

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
Jun 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

The Department of Resource Economics invites applications for a part-time position as Lecturer in the Junior Year Writing Program to start September 2017.  Initial appointment will be for one year at 50% effort with the possibility of renewal contingent upon performance and funding.  In addition, percent effort could be increased in accordance with programming needs and funding in other departments of the College.  The Lecturer will be responsible for developing a course that meets the goals of the “Writing Across the Curriculum” (WAC) movement, that satisfies the University’s Junior Year Writing requirement, and that is approved by the University Writing Committee (www.umass.edu/writingprogram/jy/expectations.html).  The Lecturer will be responsible for teaching two course sections in the Fall of 2017 and two course sections in the Spring of 2018.


Applicants are required to have a M.A. in English, English literature, or a related field as of September 1, 2017, and at least two years of experience teaching college-level English composition.

Additional Information

The Department of Resource Economics has 20 faculty, 400 undergraduate majors, and about 25 graduate students (one-half are Ph.D. candidates).  We place special emphasis on high quality research, on faculty-student interaction, and on cooperation among faculty.  We share a fundamental commitment to teach and attract a diverse student body.

Application Instructions

To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, and writing samples online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=84526.  Please arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent directly to JYWsearch@resecon.umass.edu.

Review of applications will begin July 6, 2017.  The search will continue until the position is filled.  Inquiries may be directed to JYWsearch@resecon.umass.edu.

The University is part of the 5-College Consortium in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, with excellent social, cultural, and recreational amenities in a town and rural setting.  We are 2 hours from Boston and 3 hours from New York City.

The University of Massachusetts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, the University of Massachusetts is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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