Brandeis University, University Writing Program

Position ID:Brandeis-UWP-LECT [#12325]
Position Title: Lecturer in University Writing
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Writing Studies / Writing about quantitative data in the sciences or social sciences
English / Writing Studies
Appl Deadline:2018/12/07 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2018/10/09, finished 2019/05/24, listed until 2019/04/09)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The University Writing Program at Brandeis University invites applications for a full-time lecturer, beginning Fall 2019. We seek an experienced instructor with a background in writing about quantitative data in the sciences or social sciences. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as well as experience in the teaching of writing. Ph.D. is required in a relevant discipline. The position is full-time, benefits-eligible, and outside the tenure structure. The initial appointment could be up to three years, with the possibility of renewal.

The successful candidate will be an innovative instructor responsible for teaching three first-year topic-based writing seminars per semester. They will develop topics for these courses with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity to serve better our students with an interest in the sciences and social sciences. In addition, we seek a dynamic educator who wishes to play an active role in shaping the future of the Writing Program and in working with the broader university community.

Brandeis is a Research I institution with a strong liberal arts program and an emphasis on teaching excellence. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

Applicants should submit:

● Letter of application that addresses relevant experience, including contributions to diversity

● Curriculum vitae

● Three letters of recommendation

● A brief statement of teaching, including a philosophy on teaching writing across/in the disciplines

● A sample course syllabus, with writing assignments

● An extended writing sample

Because Brandeis University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort, including instruction, service, and scholarship, applicants should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter or in the teaching statement. Candidates should indicate how their experiences, interests, commitments, or future goals could promote and build Program and institutional pluralism, justice, or unity.

Submit package to AcademicJobsOnline at: First consideration will be given to applications received by December 7, 2018, with first interviews in late January or early February.

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:
UWP Search Committee Chair
University Writing Program - MS 026
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

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