Thompson Writing Program Global Lecturing Fellow

We anticipate offering a position for faculty to teach writing seminars at Duke Kunshan University (DKU) in Kunshan, China and in the Duke University Thompson Writing Program (TWP) in Durham, North Carolina. During one semester each academic year, faculty will be charged with designing and teaching an innovative upper-division writing seminar at DKU called Writing across Cultures, which facilitates an exploration of writing in international contexts. During the alternate semester each academic year, faculty will design and teach an innovative theme-based first-year course at Duke University’s Durham campus called Academic Writing, which introduces students to university-level writing.  PhD required (any field) and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. Experience working with international students and/or ESL students is a plus. Lecturing Fellows will draw on their disciplinary training and interests to design both Writing across Cultures and the Academic Writing Seminar. Teaching load is four (4) total courses per academic year: two (2) sections of Writing across Cultures in DKU and two (2) sections of Academic Writing at Duke’s Durham campus. Sections of both courses are limited to 12 students. Appointment begins July 1, 2017, and is at a level of Lecturing Fellow (non-tenure-track) or Senior Lecturing Fellow (non-tenure-track), commensurate with experience.  Appointment is for an initial three years, with possible renewable after successful review and contingent upon continued program needs at DKU.  Salary is competitive with a strong benefits package, and with opportunities for professional development. To apply use our online application form at:  You will be asked to upload as a single pdf document a CV, a letter in which you discuss your aims in teaching writing and your experience with/interest in teaching in an international context, and two (2) brief course proposals: One (1) proposal for an Academic Writing seminar and One (1) proposal for a Writing across Cultures seminar. Each of these proposals should be modeled on the course synopses and guidelines available on our website: We may subsequently ask you to provide other supporting materials, including a more detailed course outline, and teaching materials. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and/or interview process please contact Dr. Denise Comer, Chair, Global Writing Lecturing Fellows Search, Thompson Writing Program, Duke University, Box 90025, Durham, NC 27708-0025. Application period begins December 21, 2016 and applications must be received by 11:59 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) February 17, 2017. DEADLINE IS FIRM.  IMPORTANT: All submissions are final.  You WILL NOT be able to change your application information after you have applied for a position. The Thompson Writing Program cannot alter submitted applications.  We will inform you of the status of your application in March. Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


If you have any questions about the TWP Global Lecturing Fellow position(s), please contact Denise Comer, Ph.D., Director of First-Year Writing, at