Lecturer Positions - Willam Paterson University

Lecturer – Program in Writing and Rhetoric
English Department, William Paterson University of New Jersey

The Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) at William Paterson University is seeking two full-time lecturers, with primary responsibility for teaching writing courses in the first-year sequence. The mission of the PWR is to create a strong culture of writing, across multiple contexts, guided by research and pedagogy in the field of Writing Studies. In staffing these courses, the PWR seeks to ensure students develop an understanding of the complex writing and rhetorical capabilities required in academic, professional, and everyday life.

Lecturers hold ten-month, non-tenurable positions, renewable annually for a possible maximum of three years. Lecturers carry a 4/4 teaching load in the first-year writing sequence. Additional responsibilities consist of assisting the PWR Director and Assistant Director in coordinating selected program activities or projects, which may include, for example, portfolio review, mentoring, or teaching workshops. Lecturers are reviewed annually, within a review process weighted 70% teaching and 30% service to the program. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and degrees attained, and includes full benefits.

Start Date: September 1, 2014

Required Experience:
M.A. in Composition and Rhetoric, Writing Studies, English, or related field; Ph.D. preferred.
Minimum of three years of related teaching experience at the college level.
Preference given to candidates with graduate course work in composition theory or pedagogy.
Additional experience in WAC or WID programs and/or experience in writing center consulting preferred.

To Apply:
Submit a CV, letter of application outlining teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to: writinglecturer@wpunj.edu by May 30, 2014 or until positions are filled.

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