Senior Lecturer with Research at Institute for Writing and Rhetoric, Dartmouth

Senior Lecturer with Research position, Institute for Writing and Rhetoric, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

This is a full-time three-year NTT teaching position with potential for renewal. Responsibilities include classroom teaching four courses per year, primarily in first-year writing; collaborating on Institute research projects; and maintaining an active personal scholarly research agenda focused on data-driven research (qualitative or quantitative) about any area of writing, writing instruction, learning, or other writing-related areas. For more information about Institute research, see:

The usual Senior Lecturer teaching load at Dartmouth is five courses a year; this position affords one course release for research. Dartmouth is on a ten-week quarter system and the maximum teaching load per quarter is two courses.

The first-year writing course, Writing 5, is required of all incoming students; the program is outcomes-driven with flexibility in implementation. We offer multiple faculty development opportunities and a strong undergraduate and graduate writing center. For further information, please contact Christiane Donahue, Director, Institute for Writing and Rhetoric:

Qualifications: PhD in any relevant discipline; demonstrated excellence teaching first-year composition; strong research track record as appropriate for career stage. 

We seek candidates who are committed to engaging and inspiring our diverse student population and who will enhance the diversity of courses and other educational experiences in the department. We are especially interested in candidates who have a demonstrated ability to contribute to Dartmouth’s undergraduate diversity initiatives in research, such as the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship.

Candidates should submit a CV, cover letter, a list of three references with contact information, evidence of teaching excellence, and a writing sample demonstrating research focus via Interfolio:

Application review will begin December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place at the MLA Annual Convention in January 2019 and by video conference for those unable to attend the conference. Position will run from July 1st, 2019 through June 30th, 2022 with possibility of renewal.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.