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Lecturer Positions in the Writing Initiative

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY

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Category:: Faculty
Department:: Writing Initiative
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Feb 19, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 5912, 5914, 5916, 5918
Position ID:: 172787

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 18,000 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 four full-time lecturer positions with three-year renewable contracts at a competitive salary to begin September 1, 2024. The teaching load for all four positions 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.

Candidates should have experience teaching first-year writing courses focused on academic, argumentative writing and/or experience teaching professional writing courses. We are also looking for candidates who will be able to teach existing courses and develop new courses for our Writing Studies Minor. Specifically, we are looking for candidates that have training and experience in one or more of the following areas: professional and technical writing, digital media, academic, civic, and cultural rhetorics, and the theory and practice of writing pedagogy. We are especially looking for candidates with experience teaching professional writing.


Minimal Qualifications:

  • Master's 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 specializing 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 in professional writing, digital rhetoric, cultural rhetoric, civic discourse, public advocacy writing, and/or writing across the curriculum
  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum design and assessment practices
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and engagement in the field of rhetoric and composition

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.

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.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching experience and success, and names and contact information of three references to the Binghamton University Interview Exchange site at For further information about our program, visit the Writing Initiative website: Review of applications will begin April 1st and continue until the positions are filled. We appreciate all candidates who apply, but we will only contact those candidates selected for interviews. Official transcripts will be required from those we interview.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Binghamton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Writing Initiative is committed to equity and inclusion and is actively working to increase diversity among its faculty and create an environment welcoming to all. We hope members of groups historically underrepresented in the field will apply.


Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger    


Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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