Associate Director of First Year Writing (Lecturer or Senior Lecturer)

Associate Director of First-Year Writing at UNT (Lecturer or Senior Lecturer)

The Department of English at the University of North Texas, a Minority and Hispanic Serving Institution, invites applications for an Associate Director of First-Year Writing at the rank of lecturer or senior lecturer. This position is full-time, renewable, comes with a competitive salary, and includes benefits. The successful candidate will help administer a program that serves over 6,000 undergraduates each year. Duties include training, mentoring, managing, and overseeing the 50+ instructors who teach in the program, as well as overseeing assessment and curriculum for the program. This is an administrative position, which comes with summer salary and a reduced teaching load. The desired starting date is August 2023. The successful candidate will join a diverse, collaborative, internationally recognized group of colleagues in the Department of English.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition (or a closely-related field such as Writing Studies or English Studies) with expertise or experience in Writing Program Administration. Candidates should be prepared to teach at a Minority-Serving and Hispanic-Serving institution and provide evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants who have expertise or experience teaching developmental writing and teaching diverse populations of students.

Application Materials

Please apply online at  Submit a letter of application, a CV, a list of three references, and a diversity statement that describes how you incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your teaching practices, and how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at UNT through teaching and service. Review of applications will begin January 17, 2023.  

EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

About UNT and Denton

The University of North Texas is a student-centered public research university with over 40,000 students. A Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university, UNT is one of the nation’s most diverse universities with more than 10,000 Hispanic students, 5,700 African American students, 3,100 Asian students, and 500 Indigenous students. UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba. UNT has been designated as both a Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution and stands committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in its pursuit of academic excellence.

Denton is home to two state universities (UNT and Texas Woman’s University) and is known for its live music scene. Denton is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and is located just 36 miles from either city’s center. With 7.5 million people and two international airports, DFW is the fourth-largest metro area in the United States. DFW is racially, ethnically, religiously, and culturally diverse and maintains a long-standing commitment to the arts exemplified by local attractions such as the Dallas Arts District and the Fort Worth Cultural District. UNT’s proximity to these major metropolitan centers ensures that our new colleague will be able to access a wide range of activities and cultural experiences.

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