Lecturer in Writing and Rhetoric

Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 29, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Emory College Writing Program is accepting applications for a new position at the rank of lecturer. The successful applicant will join six lecture-track faculty, two administrative staffers, and two postdoctoral fellows. The Writing Program supports first-year writing and various WAC/WID initiatives in the College of Arts and Sciences, including a long-standing Writing Center.

The lecture-track appointment at Emory is renewable with opportunities for advancement in rank: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Professor of Pedagogy. Though our faculty positions are housed in English, our program also reports to the Office of Undergraduate Education as we foster faculty development, support the three-course Continuing Writing Requirement, and tutor students across the College. The normal teaching load for faculty in the lecture-track at Emory is 3/2, which in our program will always include first-year writing instruction. The lecturer will also have the opportunity to design and teach courses of interest which serve our development of a minor or major in rhetoric and composition.

Lecture-track faculty have access to research funds and other programs of support through the College and the Writing Program. Salary will be dependent upon qualifications and professional experience. The appointment will be effective Fall 2019.

The ideal candidate will add to our team’s strengths in composition, professional writing, and rhetoric in one or more of the following areas:

Community-Engaged Writing. Emory’s strategic framework emphasizes community-engaged learning in the Atlanta area. The Writing Program already has various partnerships in place and would welcome a colleague to advance this work as well as to develop and teach related courses such as grant writing.

Multilingual Writing. About 18% of the students in Emory’s current first-year class are international, and the Writing Program serves them through the Writing Center, First-Year Writing, ESL Writing, and the Continuing Writing Requirement. We would welcome a colleague who could help us engage these students and assist them in drawing upon their considerable linguistic resources as they move through the undergraduate curriculum.

Science Writing, Scientific Writing, and Editing. We have recently developed a course in technical writing, and we would welcome a colleague to tailor this offering for students in the social and/or natural sciences as well as to serve as a resource for tutoring STEM students in the Writing Center. Science writing and writing about quantitative data for non-scientists will be key to our proposed minor/major.

Oral Composition and Performance. We would welcome a colleague with expertise in the speaking-writing connection to design and teach new courses and develop oral training and performance sites beyond the classroom.

Informational websites about the Writing Program:

First-Year Writing http://emoryfyc.org/

Writing across Emory http://emorywae.org/

The Emory Writing Center http://writingcenter.emory.edu/


Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in rhetoric and composition or related field by time of appointment.
Demonstrated experience working with faculty and students from various disciplinary backgrounds.
Evidence of commitment to writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines (WAC/WID) scholarship and pedagogies, including research activity in composition and rhetoric or related field.

Desired Qualifications:
Teaching experience in multiple levels of university writing courses, including first-year writing.
Experience performing service at the department, college, and university level.
Experience in linking the university to the surrounding community.
Experience with universal design for learning and developing accessible pedagogies and practices.
Experience working with a diverse student population; familiarity with the educational needs of students who are multi-lingual, first-generation, and/ or from historically underrepresented groups.

Application Instructions
The deadline for applying for this position is January 15, 2019.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (a teaching statement, two sample syllabi, sample assignments, and summary of course evaluations/comments), and three letters of recommendation through Interfolio. In your letter of application, please reflect upon your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds. Only applications submitted through Interfolio will be reviewed.

Questions? Contact Dave Fisher, Chair of Search Committee, [email protected] Email inquiries only.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in use of facilities without such discrimination. The University also complies with all applicable federal and Georgia statutes and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination. All members of the student body, faculty, and staff are expected to assist in making this policy valid in fact. Any inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg., Suite 305, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone 404/727-9867 (V) 404/712-2049 (TDD).

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