First Year English Lecturer

First Year English Lecturer 

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 

English Department 

North Dartmouth, MA 

Full time 


The Department of English at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth seeks Full-Time Lecturers for our First-Year English program faculty, to begin September 2022.

UMass Dartmouth is located in south coast of Massachusetts, less than an hour’s drive from Boston, Providence, and Cape Cod. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer. Our institution recently earned doctoral-research status and remains committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. To engage our increasingly diverse student population, the FYE program is committed to inclusive pedagogies, and the successful candidate will demonstrate effectiveness with diverse learners and/or advisees.

FYE lecturer positions have a 4/4 course-load, a two-year, renewable contract with benefits, and access to on-going professional development and service opportunities. Lecturers’ primary responsibilities are to teach in the two-semester sequence of First-Year English and to advise students within the College of Arts and Sciences. Lecturers with appropriate training may be asked to teach other department courses; summer and online teaching opportunities are also available.


  • ABD in Rhetoric/Composition, English, or closely related field required, Ph.D. preferred.
  • Excellence in teaching university-level writing courses is required.
  • Teaching experience or research in one or more of the following areas is preferred: Business Communications, Technical Communications, Writing for the Sciences, Intermediate Composition, or Developmental Reading/Writing.

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

Effective September 27, 2021, UMass Dartmouth requires that all members of the campus community are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination.

To apply, please submit one .pdf file including a cover letter describing qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, the names of 3 referents, a one-page teaching philosophy. Letters of  reference will be requested of finalists. Submit materials at:

Formal review of applications begins February 15, 2022 and continues until the position is filled.

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