Lecturers in English (Non-Tenure Track)

Old Dominion University’s Department of English invites applications for a full-time, continuing contract position beginning fall term 2022 for a lecturer in general education composition. The lecturer’s schedule will be composed of four sections per semester with a mix of our 100-level genre-based composition course and WAC/WID 200-level academic writing courses with the possibility of some 300-level digital, professional, and technical writing courses based on experience and availability. The colleague will also be expected to engage in department service. Classes are taught on campus and online though this position does require an on-campus presence.

Required Qualifications: Expertise in and experience teaching college composition. Minimum degree requirements: MA or MFA in English.

Preferred Qualifications: Graduate work or graduate degree in Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing Studies preferred. The ideal candidate will have the ability and willingness to contribute to our efforts toward anti-racism, accessibility, and innovation in our English general education program. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise and experience with teaching WAC/WID composition, digital writing, and/or technical writing with particular interest in those whose work intersect any of the following areas: Cultural Rhetorics, LatinX, African American, Native American, and/or Asian American writing and rhetorics, Disability Studies and/or Universal Design Learning, and STEM writing.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should submit the following documents through the University’s online job application system https://jobs.odu.edu/postings/14968: a cover letter/letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a diversity statement, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references (references will be asked to submit a recommendation letter via the application system at the time of submitting your application).

The committee asks that candidates outline their experience and pedagogical approaches to teaching composition, list the courses, particularly the general education courses, they feel prepared to teach, and provide concrete details about which, if any, of the preferred qualifications they meet. The committee hopes to learn from the diversity statement how candidates support the needs of diverse students in composition courses. Questions? Contact search committee chair, Dr. Elizabeth Vincelette, at ejvincel@odu.edu

Conditions of Employment: In accordance with Executive Directive #18 issued by Governor Ralph Northam effective September 1, 2021, all Old Dominion University employees who enter the workplace or work remotely must disclose their vaccine status to the designated university personnel.  Employees who are not fully vaccinated or who refuse to disclose their current vaccine status, must undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and disclose weekly the results of those tests to designated university personnel.

Old Dominion University does not discriminate in admissions, treatment, employment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, family medical and genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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