Lecturer/Senior/Principal Lecturer (multiple-year)

Denton, TX
Sep 29, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

English (121600)

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences http://class.unt.edu

Lecturer/Senior/Principal Lecturer (multiple-year)

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Associate Director of the First-year Writing Program/Lecturer (Open Rank)

The Department of English at the University of North Texas invites applications for an Associate Director of the First-year Writing Program. This is a full-time, non-tenure track appointment in the Department of English. Depending on relevant experience, the successful candidate may be appointed as a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Principal Lecturer. The UNT English department offers a BA with a Concentration in Rhetoric and Writing as well as MA and PhD degrees in English.

Teaching load is negotiated with the department, but typically the Associate Director will teach two courses per long semester. The Associate Director will receive 1.5 months of summer salary. The appointment will begin Fall 2018.

1. Support all operations of the UNT Writing Program, which include: professional development event planning and delivery, community event planning and delivery, curriculum development and revision, course scheduling, observing and mentoring graduate teaching fellows, accreditation reporting, and managing the program's digital profile.

2. Teach undergraduate courses each fall and spring semester in the Department of English.

3. Engage in service at the department, college, university, and national levels.

UNT offers a competitive salary and travel support. Please apply by November 1, 2017 for optimal consideration. Please include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. First round interviews will be conducted via Skype. If you have any questions, send them directly to the Chair of the Search Committee: Kyle Jensen (kyle.jensen@unt.edu).

Established in 1890, UNT is one of the nation's largest public research universities with nearly 38,000 students. Ranked a Tier One research university by the Carnegie Classification, UNT is a catalyst for creativity, fueling progress, innovation and entrepreneurship for the North Texas region, the state, our country, and the world. UNT's programs are internationally recognized with research and scholarship spanning all disciplines.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications:
(1) Earned doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition Studies or closely related field by start of appointment. Training in writing program administration and demonstrated knowledge of best practices in the field.

(2) Demonstrable excellence in teaching college writing and/or undergraduate rhetoric and writing courses.

(3) Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills, and demonstrated ability to work well in a team-oriented environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
(1) Evidence of excellent administrative performance in a college or university writing program.

(2) Evidence of effective management and mentoring of graduate teaching fellows.

(3) Experience teaching undergraduate courses in Rhetoric and Writing studies.

Area of Specialty:
Rhetoric and Composition Studies

Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Non-Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
3 Years

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter


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