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Lecturer in International Writing

The Thompson Writing Program at Duke University invites applications for a regular rank, non-tenure track position at the lecturer level to begin July 1, 2017.  Appointment is for an initial three years, with possible renewal after successful review and contingent upon continued program needs.  Salary is competitive with a strong benefits package, and with opportunities for professional development.

Faculty will 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 is required (any field) and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching.  Experience working with international students and/or ESL students is a plus.  Lecturers will draw on their disciplinary training and interests to design both Writing across Cultures and the Academic Writing Seminar. Teaching load is five (5) total courses per academic year: two (2) sections of Writing across Cultures in DKU and three (3) sections of Academic Writing at Duke’s Durham campus. Sections of both courses are limited to 12 students.

To apply use our online application form at Academic Jobs Online.  Applicants must apply through Academic Jobs Online  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 Clare Woods, PhD, Chair, Lecturer in International Writing Search, Thompson Writing Program, Duke University, Box 90025, Durham, NC 27708-0025 ( Application period begins May 1, 2017 and applications must be received by 11:59 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) May 31, 2017. DEADLINE IS FIRM.  No phone calls. 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 June.

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