Lecturer in Discipline
Columbia University Undergraduate Writing Program in the Department of English and Comparative Literature invites applications for Lecturers in Discipline to begin July 1, 2014. Lecturers will teach first-year writing and provide leadership in theme-based writing course development. One-year appointment with the possibility of renewal for up to five years contingent on satisfactory performance.
Applications from candidates in interdisciplinary fields of the humanities, social sciences, and STEM areas, and from candidates with TESOL certification and expertise in teaching writing to English Language Learners are welcome. Candidates in the areas of gender and sexuality studies, sustainable development, American studies, human rights, data sciences, or transnational ESL who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and writing in these areas are especially welcome.
Lecturers teach two sections of first-year writing each semester; mentor current graduate student instructors; and support teachers' professional development in workshops, conferences, and class observations. They also provide editorial support for our program's internal publications, assessment materials, and undergraduate journal of student writing.
Information about the UWP and the first-year writing course is available at http://www.college.columbia.edu/core/uwp. Information about Columbia's interdisciplinary centers and institutes can be found at http://www.columbia.edu/content/centers-institutes.html.
Applicants must apply online at https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58674. A complete application includes a cover letter addressed to Dr. Nicole B. Wallack, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, dissertation or thesis abstract, writing sample of no more than 25 pages, three letters of recommendation, and a syllabus from a recent writing course. Candidates should clearly identify their areas of expertise and interest in their cover letters.
Eligibility: To be considered for a UWP lectureship, applicants must have fulfilled the requirements of their terminal graduate degree by July 1st, 2014. Two years of teaching writing at the college level is also required. Applicants for the English Language Learners position must be certified in TESOL and have experience teaching dedicated courses in academic writing for ELL and ESL populations.
A Ph.D. is preferred. However, a candidate with another terminal graduate degree and exceptional experience will receive full consideration. Ideal candidates will also demonstrate experience with writing program development and evidence of leadership within a writing program.
Deadline for applications is February 15, 2014.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.