Lecturer in Writing Positions at John Jay College, CUNY

Lecturer, Department of English, John Jay College, CUNY
Three Positions Available

College Web Site: http://www.jjay.cuny.edu

Date Posted: 10/3/11
Closing Date: 12/3/2011


Position Description and Duties:

The English Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice invites applications for three Lecturer positions to join our expanding writing program. In addition to 100 and 200 level composition courses, faculty would be expected to teach in one of the following areas: rhetoric, professional and legal writing, English as a second language, writing in the disciplines, journalism and creative non-fiction, and/or writing for digital media. Candidates are expected to bring enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment to teaching.

Lecturers are also expected to contribute their expertise to the college in general and the writing program in particular by fulfilling a service component. Service may include committee work, curriculum development, faculty development, student learning assessment, literacy project design, work with technology and new media, and/or work with the college literary magazines or student newspaper.

Job performance evaluation is based on teaching and service (not on research or publishing). The title Lecturer is tenure-bearing through what is called a Certificate of Continuous Employment (CCE), earned after five years of quality performance. Lecturers teach a 5/4 course load, earn a competitive salary, and have access to good benefits.

Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, John Jay College, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees and participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate School of CUNY. The College has the largest Hispanic enrollment of any four-year college in the northeastern United States. Under the leadership of its fourth president, Jeremy Travis, John Jay College has experienced unprecedented faculty hiring, an expansion of its curricular offerings, and the opening in 2011 of a new 600,000 square foot building complete with a black-box theatre, state-of-the-art lab space for students and faculty, a moot courtroom, and a variety of virtual learning settings.

Qualification Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: An M.A. or Ph.D. degree in composition, rhetoric, literacy, TESOL, education or related field and three years of teaching writing at the higher education level. An MFA in a related field will be considered. Proven interest and experience in the theory of the teaching of writing, writing technology, portfolios, and outcomes assessment are desired.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Five years of higher education teaching experience in writing related field.


Requested Items: Please send the following:

1) Cover letter of application
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) One-page statement of your teaching philosophy
4) Syllabus from a college level composition or writing course
5) Contact information for two references who are familiar with your teaching.

Respond To:
Professor Allison Pease
Chair, Department of English
John Jay College CUNY
619 W. 54 St.
NY, NY 10019.

Lecturer, Department of English, John Jay College, CUNY
Three Positions Available
Payroll Title/Level: Lecturer
Location/Department: Department of English
Position Type: Exempt 
FLSA Status:
Salary: 41,435-74,907; Commensurate with experience
College Web Site: http://www.jjay.cuny.edu
Notice Number:
Date Posted: 10/3/11
Closing Date: 12/3/2011

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