Boston University, College of General Studies

Position ID:Boston University-College of General Studies-FTRH [#22447]
Position Title: Full-time Rhetoric Lecturer
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map]
Subject Area: Writing Studies
Appl Deadline:2022/09/12 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/08/23, listed until 2023/02/23)
Position Description:    

The Rhetoric Department in the College of General Studies at Boston University invites applications for several full-time Lecturer positions beginning in January 2023. The first-year interdisciplinary CGS program consists of a two-semester sequence beginning in the spring and culminating in an intensive 6-week summer semester on BU’s London campus.

Lecturers in Rhetoric teach three sections (16-18 students each) of RH 103 in Boston in the spring and three sections of RH 104 in London in either Summer 1 (May-June) or Summer 2 (July-August). During the London semester, faculty receive a per diem housing allowance, transportation coverage, and a family-travel stipend in addition to their salary.

Lecturers in Rhetoric work collaboratively on interdisciplinary “teams” composed of 4 faculty (2 Rhetoric, 1 Social Science, 1 Humanities). Faculty across the team design their syllabi in relation to six key moments in history. Teams meet 1-2 times per month over the course of the fall and weekly during the spring and summer semesters to coordinate readings and assignments as well as to plan, organize, and execute team trips and events as part of the significant experiential component of the program.

We seek applicants who have experience (3+ years) teaching rhetoric and/or first-year writing with a demonstrable commitment to inclusive pedagogy and to teaching writing in ways that equitably serve multilingual students. We are especially interested in applicants experienced in TESOL, teaching with technology, and/or experiential teaching and learning. We strongly encourage candidates from historically marginalized groups to apply.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Boston University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Please submit a letter of application (addressed to Davida Pines, Rhetoric Chair, Rhetoric Department, College of General Studies), a curriculum vitae, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy with emphasis on engagement and inclusion to Academic Jobs Online. Applications due by September 12, 2022. Applications submitted via email or a website other than Academic Jobs Online will not be considered. Please do not apply through the Boston University HR website.


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