Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) – English (Multiple Vacancies)

Job Title:                     Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) – English (Multiple Vacancies)

Job ID:                         25755

Location:                     College of Staten Island

Full/Part Time:            Full-Time

Regular/Temporary:   Regular



The English Department at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York is pleased to invite applications for two full-time Doctoral Lecturer positions in Rhetoric and Composition.

We seek colleagues with disciplinary expertise in Rhetoric and Composition to support the work of our large first-year writing program and aid in further developing a progressive culture of literacy for our campus community and beyond. We look forward to welcoming colleagues prepared to help further our vision of writing as an equitable, ethical, rhetorical subject, and who practice student-centered, anti-racist, culturally-relevant pedagogies. Applicants who have interest/experience in programmatic work, including faculty development and mentoring, curriculum development, assessment, and community outreach, are strongly encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who desire to teach and learn in a highly diverse community and share our mission of nurturing a culture of belonging for all. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented in the profession across color, creed, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity.

CSI has an active first-year writing program, offering a two course sequence (including co-requisite and ESL options) intended to promote student agency and rhetorical awareness as a path to personal, civic, and intellectual empowerment. Additionally, CSI participates in the CUNY WAC Fellows program, hosting and mentoring graduate students from the CUNY Graduate Center, and providing faculty development for our wider CSI faculty. The English Department offers a writing concentration within the major and a concentration in Rhetoric at the MA level. Rhetoric and Writing faculty are also involved in community outreach, collaborating with English teachers and students in area schools.

Doctoral lecturer faculty teach an annual workload of 24 units, typically a 3-3 teaching load. Successful candidates are expected to teach in the first-year writing sequence and will have opportunities to teach writing studies courses in the major and the MA program. As full-time faculty members in the English department, doctoral lecturers are also welcomed and expected to contribute to routine service and governance work.

Lecturers in the CUNY system are eligible to earn a contractually-equivalent form of tenure, called a certificate of continuous employment. Intended to acknowledge and secure our expert teaching faculty, continuous employment certification may be achieved after 5 years of service in the rank, based on the candidate’s teaching and service record.

The College of Staten Island is a federally-designated Hispanic-serving institution located in one of the most culturally, racially, ethnically, linguistically, and economically diverse cities in the nation. Situated on the 204 acre park-like Willowbrook campus (with a growing satellite campus in the St. George neighborhood), and serving over 10,000 students, CSI is the only public institution of higher education in the borough, and a senior campus of The City University of New York. As such, the college is dedicated to providing transformational learning experiences and supporting students to fulfill their creative and educational aspirations.

Performs teaching and related faculty functions in area(s) of expertise.


Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent.  Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • A Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or English with primary specialization in Rhetoric and Composition.  ABD candidates are welcome to apply, however degree must be conferred at time of semester appointment - Fall 2023.
  • A record of working with diverse student populations
  • At least three years experience teaching first-year writing
  • Record of coursework or dissertation in contemporary rhetoric and composition
  • Record of service to Writing Programs or WAC/WID Programs
  • Experience facilitating professional development with faculty

We are especially interested in candidates who have a depth of knowledge in any of the following areas:

  • Antiracist and Culturally Relevant Pedagogies
  • Multilingual Pedagogies
  • Corequisite Writing and Developmental Reform
  • Community Engaged Writing
  • Writing Program Administration
  • Assessment


$64,491 - $79,808

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.


To apply, please visit http://cuny.jobs/ and enter the Job ID# 25755 in the “What” section field.

Candidates should provide:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae (including the names and contact information for three recommenders)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

If you have any difficulty uploading multiple documents to the website, please send them to: facultyrecruithss@csi.cuny.edu

**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.


January 28, 2023



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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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