Thompson Writing Program, Duke University

Position ID:Duke-TWP-LECTURER [#10632, LecturerFY19]
Position Title: Lecturer in Writing Studies
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Rhetoric
Writing Studies / Composition
Starting Date:2018/07/01
Appl Deadline: finished (2017/12/15, finished 2018/10/16)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Lecturer in Writing Studies, Thompson Writing Program

The Thompson Writing Program at Duke University invites applications for a new non-tenure-track, regular-rank position at the lecturer level to begin July 1, 2018. This is a ten-month position teaching four courses, one of which will take place during Duke's Summer Sessions. Appointment is for an initial three years, with renewal upon completion of successful review. Salary is competitive with a strong benefits package, and with opportunities for professional development.

The Lecturer's primary teaching responsibility will be to teach sections of First-Year Academic Writing, but responsibilities may also include, as part of the regular course load, upper-level writing courses as programmatic and broader curricular needs dictate. In addition to their teaching, the successful applicant will take an active role in training, mentoring and supervising our Lecturing Fellows*, including annual searches for these fellows, evaluation of their teaching, helping fellows secure job opportunities, and organizing pedagogical workshops as required. Depending on the needs of the Duke curriculum, the Lecturer may also be involved in supporting faculty teaching writing within the disciplines across campus. Lecturers will also take an active role in training and mentoring our graduate student instructors, and in assessment and programmatic efforts essential to the TWP’s mission to advance the teaching of writing at Duke. Successful applicants will have a PhD with either a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition or significant WPA experience. Applicants should have demonstrated scholarly engagement in Writing Studies, and are expected to demonstrate ongoing scholarly engagement at a level appropriate for Lecturers at the Regular Rank. Applicants with scholarly interests in first-year writing, writing program administration, assessment, or writing pedagogy are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply use our online application form at Academic Jobs Online ( ). You will be asked to upload 1) your CV, 2) a letter of application, and 3) a brief course proposal for an Academic Writing seminar. Your proposal should be modeled on the course synopses and guidelines available on our website: Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and/or interview process please contact Dr. Clare Woods, Chair, Lecturer in Writing Studies, Thompson Writing Program, Duke University, Box 90025, Durham, NC 27708-0025. Application period begins December 15, 2017. We will begin reviewing applicants on February 1, 2018. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke is committed to encouraging and sustaining work and learning environments that are free from harassment and prohibited discrimination. Duke prohibits discrimination and harassment in the administration of both its employment and educational policies. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
(919) 668-2689
Thompson Writing Program
Box 90025
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708

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