Lecturer in Writing Studies

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The Thompson Writing Program at Duke University invites applications for several Lecturers in Writing Studies. The Lecturer's primary teaching responsibility will be to teach five sections of First-Year Academic Writing per academic year, using innovative writing pedagogy in at least one section per year, 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, Lecturers will demonstrate ongoing scholarly engagement in the field of writing studies and take an active role in assessment, service, and programmatic efforts essential to the TWP’s mission to advance the teaching of writing at Duke. 

Lecturers will be part of a program dedicated to teaching first-year academic writing, building writing curriculum and course offerings, and supporting faculty teaching with writing at all levels of the curriculum and for undergraduate writers throughout their careers at Duke. The Lecturer position at Duke is a regular-rank position and affords the possibility for reappointment and promotion to Senior Lecturer. The position has a start date of July 1, 2022, with an initial appointment of three years but these Lecturer positions are envisioned as an integral and stable element of the Thompson Writing Program and so are renewable with longer-term contracts upon completion of successful reviews. Salary is competitive with a strong benefits package, and with opportunities for professional development.

Successful applicants will have a Ph.D. with specialization in Rhetoric and Composition. Applicants should have demonstrated scholarly engagement in Writing Studies and are expected to demonstrate ongoing scholarly engagement and dissemination. 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/20516).

You will be asked to upload 1) your CV, 2) a letter of application, 3) three letters of reference, and 4) a brief course proposal for an Academic Writing seminar. Your course proposal should be modeled on the course synopses and our goals and practices available on our Thompson Writing Program website. Persons with questions please send an email to Chair, Lecturers in Writing Studies Search, at writingstudieslecturer2022@duke.edu. No phone calls please. Application period begins November 15, 2021. Full consideration will be given to applications submitted by December 23, 2021. The Thompson Writing Program cannot alter submitted applications so applicants will not be able to request changes or updates to their application materials after submission. Applicants who submit their applications by December 23, 2021, will be informed of the status of their applications by January 31, 2022.

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