Renewable Term Instructor or Lecturer of English-Writing

The First-Year Composition Program (FYC), Department of English, in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for Instructor or Lecturer of Writing. We seek three instructors with promising records of teaching writing to begin Fall 2024.

The position is a full-time, nine-month appointment with a standard teaching assignment of four courses per semester, to be taught in person. Faculty teach first-year composition courses (ENGL 1113 and 1213) that fulfill the University of Oklahoma’s General Education requirements.  Other teaching opportunities are possible commensurate with scholarly expertise and teaching experience. Service to the First Year Composition program is expected, with opportunities for faculty to mentor, participate in program assessment, engage in professional development, and other tasks. The standard distribution of effort is 80% teaching and 20% service. Applicants holding a MA degree (Instructor) receive a starting salary of $50,000; those holding the PhD (Lecturer) receive a starting salary of $52,000.

Though the position is untenured, it is renewable every 5 years. After the first renewal, faculty become eligible to apply for a promotion to Senior Instructor or Lecturer.  After the second renewal, promoted faculty become eligible to apply for a promotion to Distinguished Instructor or Lecturer. Successful promotions require a strong record of teaching and service.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. The University of Oklahoma enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just south of Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on “best place to live” rankings.

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Required qualifications include a MA or PhD in English, Rhetoric and Writing Studies, or an allied field by August 2024 and experience teaching writing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing Studies or a closely related field

  • Experience teaching writing in a university setting

  • Evidence of experience in using best practices in writing instruction

  • Experience leading professional development workshops or mentoring new teachers


Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and a teaching portfolio (may include student evaluations of teaching, a teaching philosophy statement, syllabi, and lesson plans) to the link here: Review of applications will begin March 1, 2024, but will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Roxanne Mountford, Director of First-Year Composition, at


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