Lecturer – English Composition
- University of North Carolina Wilmington
- Location details
- Wilmington NC
- Position type
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Composition and rhetoric
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Non-tenure track
- North Carolina
Lecturer – English Composition
Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The Department of English at the University of North Carolina Wilmington seeks to hire a full-time lecturer to teach four sections of composition per semester, with occasional opportunities to teach literature, journalism, linguistics, and/or professional writing courses, depending on qualifications. Lecturers take an active role in departmental service and should be enthusiastic about working with first-year and non-major students. The successful candidate should have significant experience teaching first-year writing and be ready to contribute to a dynamic and innovative composition program.
This is a nine-month, non-tenure track position beginning in August 2023 and eligible for renewal.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
- MA in English or in a related field (e.g., rhetoric, professional writing, journalism, linguistics)
- Significant teaching experience at the post-secondary level
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
- Significant experience teaching first-year writing
- Possess ability to contribute to a dynamic and innovative composition program
- Experience teaching online
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of English is an academic unit within the College of Arts and Sciences that supports the College’s mission by providing courses that develop students’ abilities to write and reason critically. The Department provides quality programs leading to a B.A. or M.A. in English, Professional Writing Certificate, or Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Science and Medical Writing and is likewise committed to provide applied learning opportunities for student participation in the faculty’s scholarly activity. For more information about the department, see our website at https://uncw.edu/english/
The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW’s largest academic unit and awards approximately two-thirds of the university’s academic credits. Ours is a comprehensive arts and sciences college comprising the arts, the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.
The College’s twenty-five units offer a variety of undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Music, and the Bachelor of Science. The College also offers a full complement of minors, including interdisciplinary minors such as Africana studies, Asian studies, Forensic studies, Latin America studies, Middle East & Islamic studies, Native-American studies, and Women’s and Gender studies, among others.
Applied learning is a hallmark of the student experience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the College’s departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Examples include faculty-directed research, internships, service learning, and capstone courses and projects, all of which challenge students to integrate various strands of knowledge and to apply that knowledge to broader, real-world or real disciplinary situations. Through applied learning, students in the College gain direct hands-on experience with the skills of their major fields as an essential part of their preparation for life and career.
In addition to its undergraduate major and minor programs, the College is chiefly responsible for the curriculum that comprises the UNCW’s University Studies Program, through which all UNCW undergraduates gain a foundation in the liberal arts and develop the transferable skills essential for life in the twenty-first century. The College strives in its undergraduate programs and in its University Study offerings to nurture creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, diversity and inclusion, and academic integrity in students while providing them with a solid foundation of knowledge in their chosen fields. Upon completion of their undergraduate studies, College of Arts and Sciences students will have the necessary preparation for rewarding careers, advanced study, effective citizenship, and meaningful lives.
Graduate degrees awarded in the College of Arts and Sciences include the Master of Arts, the Master of Fine Arts, the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy (Marine Biology and Psychology). In addition, the nationally awarded Graduate Liberal Studies program offers a personalized curriculum of interdisciplinary study leading to the Master of Arts. Post-baccalaureate certificates in Applied Statistics, Environmental Studies, Forensic Science, Conflict Management and Resolution, Gender Studies and Hispanic Studies are available. Graduate programs in the College are designed to develop intellectual competence and to prepare the student for careers in business, industry, government, teaching or for further study at the doctoral level.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.
A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.
The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.
Please apply online at https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/28207
Special Notes to Applicants
Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required.
Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM EST on 04/28/2023. To apply, please complete the online application process available at https://jobs.uncw.edu/ and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- List with contact information for three professional references
- Teaching philosophy statement and sample assignment prompt (submit under the Other category).
Note that all requested components must be submitted in order to meet the application requirements.
For questions regarding the search, contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Sarah Hallenbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org For questions regarding the online application process, contact Karen Doniere at email@example.com
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.