Duke University, Thompson Writing Program

Position ID:Duke-TWP-INSTRFYW [#23264, 1554]
Position Title: Instructor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Writing Studies / Rhetoric and Composition
Appl Deadline:2022/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2022/10/13, finished 2023/06/03, listed until 2022/11/30)
Position Description:    

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

Instructor First-Year Writing, Spring 2023

The Thompson Writing Program at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, invites applications for several Instructors for a one-semester, non-renewable appointment for Spring semester 2023. The Instructor’s responsibility will be to teach one or two sections of First-Year Academic Writing in Spring 2023. 

Instructors will draw on their disciplinary training and interests to design a seminar-style course introducing students to academic writing. Each section is limited to 15 students. The Instructor position at Duke is a non-tenure track, non-regular-rank position. This appointment has a start date of January 1, 2023, with a non-renewable appointment of one semester, ending June 30, 2023. Compensation is competitive. Successful candidates will have experience teaching at the college level, preferably with experience in writing pedagogy. Ph.D. preferred. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities. 

To apply, use our online application form at Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo?job-1645. You will be asked to upload 1) your CV, 2) a letter in which you articulate your interest in the position and indicate prior teaching experience, and 3) a brief proposal for a writing seminar modeled on the course synopses posted on our website: https://twp.duke.edu/faculty/writing-101/guidelines. Your course proposal should be modeled on the course synopses and our goals and practices available on our Thompson Writing Program website. We may subsequently ask you to provide other supporting materials, including a more detailed course outline, other course materials, and three recommendations. 

Persons with questions please send an email to Denise Comer at denise.comer@duke.edu. No phone calls please. Application period begins October 12, 2022, and ends November 30, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and positions are open until filled. The Thompson Writing Program cannot alter submitted applications so applicants will not be able to request changes or updates to their application materials after submission. Applicants who submit their applications by November 30, 2022, will be informed of the status of their applications by December 15, 2022. 

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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
Thompson Writing Program
Box 90025
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708