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.  Applications from ABDs are welcome; however, candidates who are not scheduled to complete their dissertations by May 2015 will not be considered. Appointment is at a level of Lecturing Fellow (non-tenure-track), starting July 1, 2015. 

The application is now closedThe application period will begin September 1, 2014 and will end October 1, 2014.  Applications received by 11:59 pm EST (Eastern Daylight Time) October 1, 2014 will be given full consideration.  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)


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Guidelines for Writing 101 (20) Course Descriptions:

- 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.