Lecturer, Writing and Critical Inquiry (2 positions)

Lecturer, Writing and Critical Inquiry (2 positions)


About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.


Job Description:

The University at Albany, SUNY, seeks two full-time lecturers for the Program in Writing and Critical Inquiry to begin Fall Semester 2022.


Responsibilities include teaching seven courses per year, with the possibility of release from one course per year to assist with professional development opportunities, as assigned by the program director. Lecturers teach the Seminar in Writing and Critical Inquiry (WCI), a required general education course designed to introduce students to college-level critical inquiry with an emphasis on the intensive practice of writing in academic and other contexts. 



Qualifications Required:

  • Ph.D. or MFA from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. (ABD or M.A. will be considered with appropriate teaching experience)
  • Experience teaching college-level writing
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching in first-year writing programs
  • Commitment to writing program development and professional development
  • Experience and interest in evaluation, assessment, and writing-related research preferred.
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse student body and growing international student population
  • Commitment to student success


Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Lecturer (10 month), $44,178

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Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=145556

Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications.
  • A writing sample
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Optional: Sample syllabus and related teaching materials


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Closing date for receipt of applications: May 22, 2022


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