Lecturer in English

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Position:  

Towson University invites applications for a one-year, full-time lecturer position to teach first-year writing beginning in August 2024.  

 

Qualifications:  

Candidates should possess a master’s degree or higher in Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies, English, or a closely-related field and have experience teaching first-year writing. ABD candidates, especially those in Rhetoric and Composition or Writing Studies, are invited to apply. Graduate coursework in composition theory and pedagogy and/or participation in professional development related to pedagogy is desirable, as instructors will be expected to participate in curricular and pedagogical initiatives focused around ENGL 102. 

 

Responsibilities:  

4/4 course-load of ENGL 102 for the year. Participation in scholarly activities in proportion to teaching. No service expectations.  

 

The Department

The English Department, under the leadership of the Director of First-Year Writing, offers approximately 120 sections of first-year writing (ENGL 102) each academic year. These courses are staffed by tenured and tenure-track faculty, lecturers, and adjunct faculty. More than two-thirds of these sections are taught by lecturers. The advertised positions reflect an ongoing commitment to increasing the number of sections staffed by full-time instructors. 

 

Towson University:  

Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U.S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is the Baltimore area’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and more than 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has of 900 full-time faculty, and offers 65 bachelor’s, 42 master’s, and 4 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia. 

 

Application Process:  

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. To apply, send a cover letter and curriculum vitae through our Taleo system (link provided below). The vitae should include contact information for three references who can speak to the candidate’s teaching experience and qualifications.  

 

Letters should be addressed to:  

Matt Dowell, Ph.D.  

Associate Professor of English 

Director of First-Year Writing 

 

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is CLA-3744L.  

 

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.  

 

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. 

 

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line form. All data collected are for internal, state, and/or federal reporting and will not be used for other purposes.  

 

Towson University is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in “A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25).” TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage applications from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expressions, national origins, ages, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientations and belief backgrounds. 


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