Writing Initiative Instructor - 10 Months

Binghamton, NY
Aug 21, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College
Category:: Faculty
Department:: Writing Initiative
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Jul 18, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

The Writing Initiative at Binghamton University invites applications for a tenure track position as Instructor - 10 Months. The teaching load will be 3/3, with additional responsibilities that include leading weekly pedagogy group meetings, mentoring and acting as the instructor of record for several graduate instructors and adjuncts, conducting classroom observations, participating in our pre-fall orientation, preparing professional development workshops, and engaging in curriculum assessment and development.

Currently, almost all our course offerings are first-year writing courses focused on academic, argumentative writing, so candidates should have experience teaching such classes and expect to teach them for our program. However, we are planning to expand our course offerings, and we are also looking for candidates who have training and experience in one or more of the following areas: digital rhetoric, cultural rhetoric, civic discourse, public advocacy writing, professional writing, and/or writing across the curriculum. Interest or experience in curriculum design, assessment practices, and working with multilingual and developing writers is also preferable.


Minimal Qualifications:

  • Master's level degree specializing in rhetoric, composition, writing studies, or a related field.
  • At least two years of experience and demonstrated success teaching academic writing to diverse students at the college/university level.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD level degree specializing in in rhetoric, composition, writing studies, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing pedagogy and dedication to student success.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse students with a wide range of skills and abilities, including multilingual and developing writers.
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in digital rhetoric, cultural rhetoric, civic discourse, public advocacy writing, professional writing, and/or writing across the curriculum.
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in curriculum design and assessment practices.

Additional Information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

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Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching experience and success, and names and contact information of at least three references to the Binghamton University Interview Exchange site at http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com. For further information about our program, visit the Writing Initiative website: https://www.binghamton.edu/writing/. Screening will begin August 1st and will continue until the position is filled.