TWP Lecturing Fellowship

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.

We have two aims for the Thompson Writing Program Fellows at Duke:
  1. To build a top-flight faculty for our first-year course in Academic Writing; and
  2. To offer the individuals who join us as Fellows* a strong set of opportunities to develop as both scholars and teachers of undergraduates.
Terms of Contract

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, 2018 


Fellows design their own versions of Writing 101: Academic Writing and teach 4 sections of this course per year. Each section of the course is limited to 12 students.

Summer Seminar in Teaching and Writing

All new Fellows are required to participate in the Summer Seminar in Teaching Writing. 

Professional Development

The Thompson Writing Program sponsors a series of speakers and seminars on issues of professional interest to Fellows. The program's directors also work to connect Fellows to colleagues in their home departments at Duke and beyond.

Computer Support and Office Space

Fellows are provided with a private office and a laptop computer (either Mac or PC). The computer provided is considered property of Duke University and must be returned at the end of the appointment. Access to faxes, laser printers, scanners, data projectors, CD-burners, and other types of computer software and equipment is also available.

How to Apply

To apply use our online application form at Academic Jobs Online (  

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: 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.