Writing and Critical Inquiry Lecturers (5)

Writing and Critical Inquiry Lecturers (5)


About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.


Job Description:

The University at Albany, SUNY, is seeking five full-time lecturers for the Program in Writing and Critical Inquiry to begin August 2015.

Responsibilities include a standard teaching load (typically, three courses per semester) and duties related to participation in the development of the first-year writing program, as assigned by the program director. Lecturers teach the Seminar in Writing and Critical Inquiry (WCI), a required general education course designed to introduce students to college-level critical inquiry with an emphasis on the intensive practice of writing in academic and other contexts. WCI courses are capped at 19 students per section. Lecturers join a vibrant community of active teacher-scholars who participate in various components of the WCI program, including a Peer Writing Mentor Program, a writing contest, program assessment, and related activities.




  • Ph.D. or MFA from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting agency (ABD or M.A. will be considered with appropriate teaching experience.)
  • Experience teaching college-level writing
  • Interest in writing program development, evaluation, and assessment
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse student body and growing international student population



  • Experience teaching in first-year writing programs
  • Experience and interest in writing-related research
  • Training in and experience with second-language writing instruction and/or TESOL a plus

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range:  Lecturer, $38,000 - 42,000

Date to be filled:  August 2015

Special note:  This is a three-year renewable 10-month appointment.


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Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=58722

Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • A writing sample
  • A statement of  teaching philosophy
  • Three letters of recommendation        
  • Optional: Sample syllabus and related teaching materials


References may submit letters of recommendation by e-mail (knava@albany.edu) or mail:


WCI Hiring Committee
Business Administration 323
University at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12222


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The closing date for receipt of applications is May 21, 2015.


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