Thompson Writing Program Fellowships

We anticipate offering several postdoctoral fellowships on a multidisciplinary faculty charged with teaching an innovative first-year course in Academic Writing.  We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in any field and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching.  Fellows are asked to draw on their disciplinary training and interests to design a seminar-style course introducing students to academic writing.  Teaching load is five sections of Academic Writing per year, with each section limited to 12 students.  Appointment is at a level of Lecturing Fellow (non-tenure-track), starting July 1, 2015. 

The application is now closed

Candidates will be informed of the status of their application by December 15, 2014.  No phone calls please.

Thank you for your interest in the Thompson Writing Program. 

We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our approaches to teaching academic writing. You'll particulary want to see:

Information about Writing 101 (20)

Information for teachers of Writing 101 (20)


If you have any questions about the TWP fellowships, please contact:

    • marcia

, Director of Faculty Development and Assessment, at .


Guidelines for Writing 101 (20) Course Descriptions/Synopses:

- position writing as central to the work of the course

- provide students with a strong sense of the kinds of writing projects they will encounter

- write it in such a way as to be accessible to a wide range of readers, including first-year students (i.e.,avoid jargon, define terms, and use idioms and cultural references with restraint)

For sample Writing 101 (20) course descriptions, please click here.

For additional guidelines on teaching Writing 101 (20), please click here.

For Writing 101 (20) course goals and practices, please click here.