Lecturer of Rhetoric & Composition

The English Department at the State University of New York at New Paltz invites applications for a lecturer position in Rhetoric & Composition with a specialization and/or teaching expertise in developmental writing. Candidates will be expected to develop and teach courses in rhetoric and composition, which might include public writing, cultural rhetorics, and professional writing. We additionally welcome candidates with expertise in educational technology for teaching writing. The appointment will be at the level of lecturer with an anticipated start date of August 2024.

SUNY New Paltz is a competitive regional comprehensive university with a diverse student body, serving the students of New York as well as students from locally neighboring states. Currently 26% of our majors identify as Asian-Pacific, Black, Latinx, or multi-racial.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory composition and writing and rhetoric courses. There may be opportunities to teach general education and advanced writing and rhetoric courses as departmental needs permit. The standard teaching load for this position is 30 credits per year. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of excellence in teaching and mentoring in addition to continued professional development. For more information about the English Department, please visit our website: https://www.newpaltz.edu/english/

We welcome applicants from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented on college campuses, especially scholars focused on race and LGBTQ Issues who are committed to diversity and inclusion in their scholarship and teaching and who are invested in doing this work collaboratively with our faculty. This appointment may also contribute to a number of curricular and research initiatives in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the University more broadly, including Communication, Digital Media Studies, the Equal Opportunity Program, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. To this end, we ask that candidates include, among their application materials, a separate statement identifying past experience that promotes equity and diversity and/or describing plans to make future contributions to more inclusive representation of racialized minorities and gender expression in the applicant’s area of expertise, in affiliate programs, and in the academy more broadly. For more information about our commitment to diversity, please visit this link: https://www.newpaltz.edu/english/our-commitment-to-diversity/.

Required: Ph.D. or equivalent in Rhetoric & Composition, or a related field, or supplysolid indication of imminent completion.

Preferred: Ability to demonstrate a record of, or potential for, excellent teaching at the undergraduate level.

Contact Information: Electronic submissions required. Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3628.

Candidates will be required to electronically submit:
• Application letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• One-page diversity statement
• Three Letters of recommendation
• Unofficial graduate transcript(s)

Please apply by visiting https://jobs.newpaltz.edu/postings/2170.

Deadline: Applications accepted until position filled; priority given to applications received before 10/18/23.

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