Lecturer for English at University of Illinois


Department of English

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 


The Department of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, anticipates a limited number of full-time, non-tenure-track Lecturer positions to teach business and technical writing and first-year composition courses during the 2022-2023 academic year, with the possibility of teaching creative writing and/or literary studies in future years to meet departmental needs. These positions are one-year appointments and covered by a collective bargaining agreement; renewal of the position is possible and contingent on availability of funding, strong enrollments, and strong performance reviews. Responsibilities include teaching three classes per semester.


The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.


All candidates are required to have a PhD degree in English (or other relevant field) or an MFA in Creative Writing, plus a minimum of two years' teaching experience at the college level.  Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate excellence in teaching writing at the college level.


Applications must include a teaching-oriented application letter; a CV; and up to three syllabi from business and technical writing and/or composition classes, each no more than four pages in length, that stress assignments, texts, grading policies, and schedules. Strong candidates will articulate teaching philosophies and practices grounded in currently accepted disciplinary best practices; provide detailed examples to demonstrate conscientious, student-centered teaching methods; and provide specific examples of how they emphasize equity, access and inclusion in their classrooms by supporting diverse student populations.


All candidates must complete an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu. Please upload your letter, CV, and syllabi through this system. In addition, please provide names and contact information for three references. These references will be contacted electronically within 2-3 business days after submission of the application and invited to submit a letter. 


All requested information must be received for your application to be considered. To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by May 2, 2022.  Reference letters must be received by May 6, 2022. Early applications are suggested to allow time for references to submit letters of recommendation. Start date is 8/16/22. Salary is highly competitive with similar positions at other institutions. If you have questions, please contact lascollegehiring@illinois.edu.


University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes. 


The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  Convictions are not a bar to employment.  The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.


College Name or Administrative Unit: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Category: Faculty

Title: Liberal Arts & Sciences: Lecturers - English (162816)

Open Date: 04/07/2022

Organization Name: English

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