Lecturer-Writing Program

Denver, Denver County
Feb 13, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The University of Denver Writing Program seeks a Lecturer, to begin 9/1/2014 in a benefited, renewable 9-month position. Lecturers teach six courses per year in a quarter system, in first-year writing sections capped at 16 students. They participate extensively in program and faculty development; provide program/campus leadership and support for writing; closely follow Program goals and policies; perform assigned and negotiated professional service; and are encouraged to perform scholarship. Minimum Qualifications: 1) MA or ABD in Writing, Rhetoric, or Composition Studies; English; or related field; 2) Significant graduate coursework in composition theory, research, history, and pedagogy or the equivalent (publications, conference presentations, etc.); 3) At least 3 years’ successful experience teaching undergraduate writing. Preferred: 1) Terminal degree (PhD, MFA, etc.) in Rhetoric, Writing, or Composition Studies; English; or related field; 2) Dissertation or extensive coursework in rhetoric and composition; 3) Experience teaching in a writing center, working in a WAC/WID program, or conducting writing outreach on campus or beyond. 4) Demonstrated career interest in composition studies, especially a commitment to teaching undergraduate courses focused on developing strong writers. Instructions for candidates: Candidates must apply online through dujobs.org to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Click below to be directed to the application page, once within the job description online, please click "New Resume/CV" at the bottom of the page to begin application. Please attach a letter of application, CV, and list of references to your application. Your detailed letter should explain your education, interests, and professional experiences, as well as your theoretical/pedagogical orientation as a teacher of undergraduate writing. Highlight any preferred qualifications and abilities to contribute to our program. (The application website also allows you to upload teaching statements or writing samples.) We encourage reviewing http://du.edu/writing and situating your application in relation to our mission and goals. Review of applicants will begin March 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be by phone. Finalists will come to campus interviews at our expense. The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.