University of Central Arkansas--four Visiting Lecturer positions in First-Year Writing

The Writing Department at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) invites applications for four full-time, 9-month Visiting Lecturer positions for the 2014-2015 academic year. These one-year positions will begin August 15, 2014 with potential renewal for up to two additional years. Teaching load is 4/4 in the First-Year Writing program with the possibility of collaboration with UCA’s Residential College and/or University College.

Minimum qualifications: MA or PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or a closely related field. Previous experience teaching college writing and evidence of excellence in teaching required. Candidates must be willing to participate in local, regional, and/or national professional development and have a genuine interest in general education instruction, assessment, and program initiatives. Preferred applicants will have experience with multimodal writing, co-requisite courses, and/or working in a learning community and have a clear research agenda.

Application: Review of applications begins April 15, 2014 and will continue until positions are filled. Electronic submission of materials is encouraged and should be submitted with the subject line “Visiting Lecturer Search.” Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for four references to:

Dr. Carey Smitherman, First-Year Writing Director
Department of Writing
College of Fine Arts and Communication
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Avenue, Thompson 306
Conway, AR 72035


About UCA: Founded in 1907, the University of Central Arkansas has an enrollment of 11,500 students in 81 undergraduate and 42 graduate certificate, Masters, and PhD programs. Conway is a growing community of approximately 60,000, has three universities and colleges, is located between the Ozark and Ouachita National Forests, and is thirty miles from the state capital at Little Rock.