Job Title: Lecturer/Director of Composition (English)

Job Title: Lecturer/Director of Composition (English)

Job ID: 25308

Location: Brooklyn College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular




Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in the Department of English to serve as Director of Composition with a starting date in August 2023.


The Department of English celebrates the art of reading and the creative act of writing. We introduce our students to a variety of theoretical and critical approaches in the analysis of literary texts as well as to a wide range of writers and geographies, experiences, and sensibilities. The work we study spans the years from 900 to the present in English, and, through our Comparative Literature courses, global literatures accessible in translation - from the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Our courses explore the extraordinary capacity of fiction and non-fiction, poetry and plays to excite and give pleasure to the imagination and to reveal and confront the consequences of white supremacy, racism, belief, gender, and disability discrimination, and environmental degradation in their many manifestations. We are committed to increasing the diversity of voices from underrepresented groups and to hearing writers in conversations that address critical issues of aesthetic, social, political, and cultural significance. Our commitment extends to our students, whose diversity we cherish, and to a respect for a plurality of ideas and perspectives. We are dedicated to making our department a supportive community for all.


The successful candidate is expected to:


  • Teach courses in English Composition
  • Join a CUNY-wide cohort of new lecturers and engage in a program of ongoing pedagogical development
  • Provide student guidance and mentorship in writing and critical thinking; provide mentorship for and guidance to sessional and new full-time faculty teaching in the composition program; ability to teach master’s-level composition pedagogy course 
  • Provide service to the department, college, and university 


Brooklyn College serves students from as many as 150 countries who speak over 100 languages and dialects and thus constitutes a vibrant microcosm of the rich diversity and energy that characterizes the borough of Brooklyn and the greater New York City area itself. Its mission features “a special commitment to educate immigrant and first-generation college students from the diverse communities that make up our city and state.” The college ethos is strongly invested in the educational and career success of our diverse students. We are committed to fostering a spirit of camaraderie and shared ideals.  By accessing a first-class and affordable college education in an inclusive and nurturing intellectual milieu, our students acquire the skills, confidence, and global mindedness that allow them to thrive in a rapidly changing, unpredictable marketplace of ideas that is increasingly mindless of borders and spans cultures and vernaculars.


To this end, the college seeks faculty who are eager to engage with the diversity of our student body and have a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and heterogeneity through teaching, research and/or service. We seek to recruit and retain faculty who reflect the mosaic of our student population.  Successful candidates will bring their unique creativity, sensitivity, insights and perspectives to a community that welcomes innovation and promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching. Together we will model the finest that a public urban liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies college can be for the present and future. 


Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.





  • Bachelor’s degree in English Literature or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing or related field from an accredited institution
  • Ability to teach undergraduate composition courses and master’s-level course in composition pedagogy required of all new sessional and full-time faculty 
  • Ability to teach evenings, weekends, in-person, and online



  • Potential for excellence in teaching, including online teaching 
  • Master’s degree in English Literature, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, M. Ed in English Education, M. Ed. in The Teaching of Writing, Ph.D. in English Literature with certificate in Composition/Rhetoric, Ph.D. in Composition/Rhetoric or related field from an accredited institution 
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the field of composition pedagogy
  • More than three years of teaching composition at the college level
  • Experience as composition program director or associate director 



$69,983 - $83,764; Salary commensurate with experience and credentials. 


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.




STEP ONE – Submit application online


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Applicants should upload the following in .doc or .pdf format:


  • An application letter stating interest in, and suitability for, the desired position, including teaching experience; it should detail how their teaching, service and scholarship have supported the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CUNY’s commitment to diversity.
  • Current curriculum vitae


STEP TWO - Submit References Contact Information at


All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders by visiting the link above and entering the contact information for three (3) recommenders.


The online system will automatically email your recommenders a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.


Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.



Review of applications to begin October 27, 2022 and will continue until filled.



CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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