Lecturer in English

Elon University invites applications for a position of Lecturer in English: First-Year Writing and the Core Curriculum, beginning in mid-August 2024. The successful applicant will teach seven courses per year, equally split across first-year writing courses and the first-year Core Curriculum Seminar: The Global Experience, with the opportunity to teach the upper-level interdisciplinary Core Capstone course.

At Elon, lecturers are permanent faculty members, with a continuance and promotion process. They teach seven courses per year, typically on a 3-1-3 schedule, and engage in significant departmental and institutional service and leadership. This position includes access to funds for professional development, such as travel and research, and the opportunity for a long-term career path with the University.

We seek candidates who have a demonstrated interest in first-year writing and the first-year experience, who hold interdisciplinary interests, who are committed to the values of the liberal arts, and who bring a global perspective to their pedagogy and practice. We are especially interested in candidates with rich teaching histories who can contribute in innovative and inclusive ways to the first-year experience and the Core Curriculum.

Requirements: Master’s degree or higher in English, composition/rhetoric, or a closely related area of study; three years of teaching experience at the college level; a record of excellence in teaching; and demonstrated deep commitment to teaching and engagement in professional activity related to the first-year experience. Other teaching experience may be considered.

We affirm that Elon University values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and perspectives of our community members. All members of the Elon community have a shared responsibility to act deliberately toward equitable outcomes. Inclusive Excellence is Elon’s framing of diversity, equity, inclusion, and other constructs that support belonging and well-being, resulting in the creation of a community where people strive to dismantle oppression and where individuals flourish. For more information about Elon’s Division of Inclusive Excellence, visit: https://www.elon.edu/u/inclusive-excellence/.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal art-based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at www.elon.edu.

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Applications must be received by Friday, March 29, 2024. Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three references and their contact information. Following committee review, semifinalists will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of individuals are encouraged to identify their experiences in contributing to a climate of inclusivity in their cover letters.

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