Part-Time Faculty Member, Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse (Part Time Faculty )

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DePaul University

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Part-Time Faculty Member, Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse (Part Time Faculty )

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This pool will close on the date specified in the Close Date field. You will be notified of the closing by email. If you would like to remain in the pool after that time, you will need to resubmit to the new pool posting at: https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/
College/School College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Responsibilities
The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse (WRD) at DePaul University invites expressions of interest in part-time teaching opportunities in varied areas of writing studies / rhetoric and composition. Excellent, experienced teachers are sought for courses at the undergraduate level in the department's First-Year Writing program, minor, and major, and our graduate program in WRD, and our graduate certificate program in TESOL. Teaching areas of interest include first-year college writing; business and/or technical and professional writing; college-level instruction for multilingual writers; science writing, including writing for health care and medical contexts; writing about the arts in Chicago; digital writing, to include coding for digital environments; or other areas in writing studies, broadly conceived. We seek candidates with a clear commitment to excellent teaching; experience teaching writing successfully to students of varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds; and sensitivity to the educational goals of a diverse student population.

Part-time teaching opportunities are available throughout the academic year. Applicants with expertise that matches course scheduling needs will be contacted for an interview. Academic course schedules fluctuate from quarter to quarter. Courses are not guaranteed; however, the department does its best to give ample notice about available courses and potential course cancellations.
Required Qualifications
M.A. in writing studies, rhetoric & composition, or a related field; no less than one year of successful college teaching experience.
Preferred Qualifications
Terminal degree in writing studies, rhetoric & composition, or a related field; multiple years of successful college teaching experience; ongoing professional development in dedicated field.
Posting Number Part-time Faculty 362Posting Special Instructions to Applicants
This posting is for the following specializations in Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse:
-First-year college writing
-Business and/or technical and professional writing
-College-level instruction for multilingual writers
-Science writing, including writing for health care and medical contexts
-Writing about the arts in Chicago
-Digital writing, to include coding for digital environments
Close Date 06/30/2019

Applicant Documents
Required Documents

  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Info
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Statement
  2. Portfolio
  3. Other Document



Supplemental Questions


Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please specify your academic degree:
    • MA in writing studies or related field
    • PhD in writing studies or related field
    • BA in writing studies or related field
    • none
  2. * Do you have at least one year's experience teaching university-level writing courses?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have teaching expertise in first-year college writing?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have teaching expertise in business and/or technical and professional writing at the college level?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have teaching expertise in writing for multimodal/digital contexts or new media studies?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have a TESOL certificate and teaching expertise working with multilingual writing students?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have professional experience in science writing, including writing for health care and medical contexts?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have professional experience in writing broadly about the arts in Chicago?
    • Yes
    • No




Applicant Documents


Required Documents
  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Info
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Statement
  2. Portfolio
  3. Other Document

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Posted: 5/14/2019
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