Lecturer in English, (Native American, Latinx, African American Lit and First Year Writing)

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Elon University invites applications for a lecturer position in the English department beginning mid-August 2022. Requirements: Master’s or PhD in relevant field; record of innovation and excellence in teaching; demonstrated commitment to teaching introductory literature and first-year writing courses. Preferred areas of specialization include Latinx, Native American, or African American literatures.


Teaching will include literature, first-year writing, and courses in the Elon Core Curriculum. A record of excellence in undergraduate teaching is required. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter.


Lecturers have a standard teaching load of seven courses per academic year. Evaluation criteria for lecturers include evidence of effective, high-quality teaching; service to the university; and professional activity. Lecturers are ongoing faculty members with a continuance and promotion process, but no expectation of tenure. Lecturers are eligible for travel funds equal to those of tenured/tenure track faculty, and are eligible to compete equally for Faculty Research and Development funds.


Elon is a dynamic private, coeducational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts-based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at www.elon.edu.


The English department at Elon University offers two majors: English, with concentrations in creative writing, literature, secondary education, and a self-designed option; and Professional Writing and Rhetoric. To learn more about the English department, visit the English department website: https://www.elon.edu/u/academics/arts-and-sciences/english/.


All applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation.


All materials for application should be sent to lit-fyw2022@elon.edu.


Application materials must be received by November 9, 2021, to be assured of consideration. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.


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