Lecturer in Writing and Rhetoric, University Writing Program, University of Florida

Job Description

The University Writing Program at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for three lectureships to begin August 16, 2019. The positions are nine-month, non-tenure accruing appointments with the possibility of renewal and an opportunity for advancement in UF’s lecturer track. The University Writing Program is a thriving, independent unit offering a wide range of writing-intensive courses in areas such as themed critical thinking and writing, discipline-focused writing, and professional writing. The positions require a PhD in Composition and Rhetoric or in a related content area.

Experience teaching in one or more of the following areas is preferred: Sustainability and Environmental Rhetoric, Strategic Communication and Public Writing, Scientific Writing, or Media Studies. Also preferred is a strong interest in experiential learning, such as directing internships, leading study abroad courses, or pursuing community-based outreach. The teaching assignment is 4/3 with possible course release for the development of significant experiential learning initiatives. The salary is competitive and includes a full benefits package.

We strongly encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups in the profession. The unit endorses the University of Florida’s value of a diverse and inclusive environment. To learn more about UF’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, see http://president.ufl.edu/initiatives/inclusion-engagement/events/.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at URL and must include: (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) three confidential letters of recommendation. Student evaluations will be submitted upon request.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching in one or more of the following areas: Sustainability and Environmental Rhetoric, Strategic Communication and Public Writing, Scientific Writing, or Media Studies. Strong interest in experiential learning.

Send inquiries to:

Dr. Alison Reynolds, Search Committee Chair

University Writing Program

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida 32611



The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2018. Review will continue until the position is filled.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).