Brandeis University, University Writing Program

Position ID:Brandeis-UWP-LECT [#20087]
Position Title: Lecturer in University Writing
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Writing Studies / Professional writing, including business and science writing
Appl Deadline:2021/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/15, finished 2022/02/24, listed until 2022/04/15)
Position Description:    

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

Brandeis University Writing Program

The University Writing Program at Brandeis University invites applications for one full-time lecturer, beginning Fall 2022. We seek an experienced instructor with a background in professional writing, including writing for business and science writing. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as well as experience in the teaching of writing. A PhD is preferred; an MA will also be considered. Industry and/or professional experience involving technical communication, business writing, medical writing, and/or science writing is welcome. 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.

Successful candidates will be innovative instructors responsible for teaching three first-year, topic-based writing seminars per semester and/or basic writing. The Lecturer will develop topics for their courses with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity to better serve 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. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, Brandeis University is 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
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A one-page statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, including information about your understanding of these issues, your record of professional activities, mentoring, and contributions to the discipline that are indicators of your commitment to advancing equity and inclusion if hired as a Brandeis faculty member
  • A sample course syllabus, with writing assignments
Because Brandeis University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort, applicants should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter and/or the teaching statement. Candidates should also 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 November 1, 2021, with first interviews beginning in mid-December.

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