Full-Time Lecturer Positions, Expository Writing Program, New York University

New York University invites applications for a number of lecturers to teach intensive first-year writing courses in the Expository Writing Program (EWP), beginning September 1, 2015, subject to budgetary and administrative approval. These are full time, non- tenure track renewable positions. Initial appointment is for three years, subject to successful annual review; subsequent appointment is for a three-year term, with the possibility for promotion to Senior Lecturer after six years in the program. Teaching load is 3 courses per semester (courses are capped at 15). All faculty are expected to participate in program governance and service. Program faculty participate actively in faculty development, as well as writing center and writing in the disciplines outreach.

The Expository Writing Program is an independent academic unit, staffed by over 90 full-time lecturers. EWP offers the required writing courses taken by undergraduates in the following undergraduate schools: College of Arts and Science; Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; Silver School of Social Work; Tisch School of the Arts; Stern School of Business; College of Nursing; and Polytechnic School of Engineering. International students make up 20 percent of the NYU student body.

Successful applicants will be strong writers and have demonstrated outstanding mastery of writing in their field; have demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching; and have carefully considered the role of writing in undergraduate education. We welcome and encourage applicants from across the disciplines. Current program needs include but are not limited to: writing in the sciences and engineering; professional or technical writing; and working with multilingual writers. PhD or other terminal degree preferred. (ABD considered, subject to successful completion of the PhD before the appointment begins.)

EWP is committed to sustaining a community of teachers and writers that is inclusive of all races, nationalities, gender identities, sexualities, and socioeconomic status. We strongly encourage women, Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Applications must include:

  • letter of application that includes a description of your scholarly or artistic projects; and a reflection on your approach to teaching writing and your goals for student writers;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • writing sample (limited to 25 pages); and
  • names of references.
  • Materials received by January 30, 2015, will receive full consideration.

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