Three-Year Lectureship in Rhetoric and Composition

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The Department of English at Gettysburg College seeks a Lecturer in Rhetoric and Composition and Coordinator of First-Year Writing and the Writing Center, for a three-year term, beginning in August 2020, with possibility of renewal. In addition to teaching five courses each year, including first-year writing and upper level courses in their field, the candidate will serve as Coordinator of the Writing Center, training and supervising student tutors to assist students of all disciplines. The candidate will also serve as Coordinator of First-Year Writing, assisting the department in leading the College’s first-year writing program, with duties to include assessing and overseeing curricula, and developing programmatic goals that connect the learning outcomes of introductory writing courses to intermediate and advanced coursework. The ideal candidate will be an experienced writing program administrator and instructor who demonstrates specialization in at least one of the following areas: writing center and program administration, writing program assessment, or composition theory and pedagogy.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition or closely related field by time of appointment is required. The successful candidate will be committed to the teaching and advising of undergraduates, and contribute to the diversity of our curriculum and/or community.

Application Details: Please visit our website to submit your electronic application: including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy. In addition, applicants should enter the names and email addresses (or interfolio link addresses) for three professional references, at least one of whom can speak to the applicant’s teaching effectiveness.  Professional references will be contacted by Gettysburg College to submit letters of recommendation electronically.   For full consideration, applications should be received by Dec. 6, 2019. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Kathryn Rhett, search committee chair, at

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of approximately 2,600 students. Gettysburg College celebrates diversity and welcomes applications from members of any group that has been historically underrepresented in the American academy. 

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

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