Lecturer in English with Specialization in Rhetoric and Professional Writing
Job Title: Lecturer in English with Specialization in Rhetoric and Professional Writing
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 605314
NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.
A 9-month benefit-eligible and non-tenure-track position in the English Department.
NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.
The Rhetoric and Professional Writing Programs in the English Department at Northern Arizona University are pleased to invite applications for the position of lecturer in professional writing and rhetoric. The position has an anticipated start date of fall 2021. This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track, benefit eligible position with a 4/4 teaching load and the opportunity for promotion. Responsibilities for this position include teaching English 302W and English 305W. English 305W is an interdisciplinary writing-intensive course, and English 302W is a writing-intensive course in technical communication. Additional professional development and service expectations will be determined in consultation with the Chair of English. This position is renewable dependent on program needs, available funding, and effective performance.
- M.A. in English with specialization in Technical Writing, Professional Writing, Rhetoric, Composition, or Writing Studies or closely related field in hand by August 15, 2021
- 1 year experience teaching undergraduate technical writing courses and/or writing in the disciplines courses
- PhD in English with specialization in Technical Writing, Professional Writing, Rhetoric, Composition, or Writing Studies in hand by August 15, 2021.
- Evidence of demonstrated commitment and successful interactions with people with diverse learning abilities, people from diverse cultural, ethnic, racial, language, or national backgrounds, and the LGBTQ+ communities.
- Evidence of one or more years of experience writing in the workplace (grants, proposals, procedures, policies, program documentation, product documentation, corporate communication, management communication, customer communication, journalism, extensive workplace email communication, newsletters, marketing writing, etc.)
- Evidence of two or more years of successfully teaching undergraduate technical writing courses and/or writing in the disciplines courses in in-person and online venues.
- Expertise in rhetoric, professional writing, composition, and/or writing pedagogy and theory.
Northern Arizona University has a student population of 22,870, including approximately 19,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.
For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.
If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page.
Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.
If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on April 19, 2021.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 605314, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.
Application must include:
1) Cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position
2) Curriculum vitae
3) Evidence of teaching effectiveness. Include a summary of student evaluations and methods and materials for one particularly effective lesson you created.
4) Names and contact information for three references.
If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.