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Lecturer in Writing Studies

The Thompson Writing Program at Duke University invites applications for a new non-tenure-track, regular-rank position at the lecturer level to begin July 1, 2018. This is a ten-month position teaching four courses, one of which will take place during Duke's Summer Sessions. Appointment is for an initial three years, with renewal upon completion of successful review. Salary is competitive with a strong benefits package, and with opportunities for professional development.

The Lecturer's primary teaching responsibility will be to teach sections of First-Year Academic Writing, but responsibilities may also include, as part of the regular course load, upper-level writing courses as programmatic and broader curricular needs dictate. In addition to their teaching, the successful applicant will take an active role in training, mentoring and supervising our Lecturing Fellows*, including annual searches for these fellows, evaluation of their teaching, helping fellows secure job opportunities, and organizing pedagogical workshops as required. Depending on the needs of the Duke curriculum, the Lecturer may also be involved in supporting faculty teaching writing within the disciplines across campus. Lecturers will also take an active role in training and mentoring our graduate student instructors, and in assessment and programmatic efforts essential to the TWP’s mission to advance the teaching of writing at Duke. 

Successful applicants will have a PhD with either a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition or significant WPA experience. Applicants should have demonstrated scholarly engagement in Writing Studies, and are expected to demonstrate ongoing scholarly engagement at a level appropriate for Lecturers at the Regular Rank. Applicants with scholarly interests in first-year writing, writing program administration, assessment, or writing pedagogy are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply use our online application form at Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10632). You will be asked to upload 1) your CV, 2) a letter of application, and 3) a brief course proposal for an Academic Writing seminar. Your proposal should be modeled on the course synopses and guidelines available on our website: https://twp.duke.edu/faculty/writing-101/guidelines  Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and/or interview process please contact Dr. Clare Woods, Chair, Lecturer in Writing Studies, Thompson Writing Program, Duke University, Box 90025, Durham, NC 27708-0025. Application period begins December 15, 2017. We will begin reviewing applicants on February 1, 2018.

Duke University 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, gender expression, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  

Lecturing Fellows* 

Duke's Thompson Writing Program is a nationally recognized leader in preparing scholars across fields to successfully integrate writing pedagogy into their discipline-specific teaching. We anticipate offering several Lecturing Fellow* positions for PhDs in a broad range of STEM or policy fields with an interest in developing their teaching abilities and gaining substantial undergraduate teaching experienceSuccessful candidates will join a multidisciplinary faculty charged with teaching an innovative first-year course in Academic Writing. 

This year we seek candidates with a Ph.D. in public policy, STEM, or quantitative social science disciplines, including but not limited to biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, environmental sciences, health sciences, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, and statistics. Following an intensive preparation and mentoring seminar, Fellows will draw on their disciplinary training and interests to design seminar-style courses introducing students to academic writing. Teaching load is four sections of Academic Writing per year, with each section limited to 12 students. Fellows will also have access to professional development opportunities, and a mentor in their own or a closely related discipline. This appointment is for three years, non-renewable, at a level of Lecturing Fellow* (non-regular-rank), starting July 1, 2018. Salary is competitive with a strong benefits package, and with opportunities for professional development. PhD required. Applicant must hold or anticipate receiving PhD before July 1, 2018To apply use our online application form at Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10633).  

You will be asked to upload 1) your CV, 2) a research statement that outlines your scholarly interests and research plans, 3) a letter in which you articulate your interest in the position and discuss what you hope to learn or gain from teaching academic writing, and 4) a brief proposal for a writing seminar modeled on course synopses posted on our website: https://twp.duke.edu/faculty/writing-101/guidelinesWe may subsequently ask you to provide other supporting materials, including a more detailed course outline, other course materials, and three recommendations. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and/or interview process please contact Dr. Marcia Rego, Chair, Lecturing Fellows* Search, Thompson Writing Program, Duke University, Box 90025, Durham, NC 27708-0025. Application period begins December 15, 2017 and ends February 15, 2018. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) February 15, 2018. 

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. 

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