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 (5) 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, 2016. Contract is for an initial three years, renewable after successful review for two more years. Salary is competitive with a strong benefits package, and with opportunities for professional development. Applications from ABDs are welcome; however, candidates who are not scheduled to complete their dissertations by May 2016 will not be considered. To apply use our online application form at: http://twp.duke.edu/fellowships/apply-for-a-fellowship You will be asked to upload as a single pdf document a CV, a letter in which you discuss your aims in teaching Academic Writing, and a brief proposal for a writing seminar modeled on course synopses posted on our website: http://twp.duke.edu/writing-101 We may subsequently ask you to provide other supporting materials, including a more detailed course outline, other course materials, and 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 September 1, 2015 and ends October 1, 2015. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) October 1, 2015. DEADLINE IS FIRM. IMPORTANT: You WILL NOT be able to change your application information after you have applied for a position. We will inform you of the status of your application by mid-December. No phone calls please. Those with PhDs in STEM disciplines or the quantitative social sciences are especially encouraged to apply. 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.
The Thompson Writing Program (TWP) helps students develop as writers from their first through senior years at Duke, and supports faculty who teach writing in a wide range of courses across the curriculum. We do this in several ways:
Deliberations, the TWP's journal of first-year writing, is published every October. The journal features original student essays from the previous year's first-year writing classes. During Family Weekend, the authors discuss their projects at a reception honoring their work.
The National Day on Writing (October 20) is a day to celebrate writing in all its diverse forms. Campuses around the country plans activities that explore how we write, when we write, why we write, and what we write. The TWP invents a new prompt every year, then encourages people from across the Duke community to talk about their writing and writing practices.
Writing 101: Academic Writing is a one-semester course taken during the first year by all Duke University undergraduate students.
TWP Writing Studio
The TWP Writing Studio offers Duke University undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to meet with trained writing tutors to discuss individual writing concerns.
Writing in the Disciplines
The primary aim of the Writing in the Disciplines program is to support our faculty in all aspects of their work with student writing. This includes consulting on assignment design to developing new W-coded courses to offering workshops on giving feedback and grading.
Faculty Write Program
The Faculty Write Program focuses on faculty-as-writers and aims to reinvigorate commitments to writing and teaching writing at Duke. The program cultivates multidisciplinary communities of writers to advance faculty writing and conversations about writing and research across the curriculum.