Full-Time "Term Faculty" Position in Writing Studies--DePaul's Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse Department

DePaul WRD

The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse at DePaul University in Chicago is seeking applications for a full-time "term faculty" (non-tenure-line) position to begin September, 2016, on a one-year contract. We seek candidates with preparation in and experience teaching first-year writing, along with additional expertise in and experience teaching business writing, science writing, and/or technical and professional writing

At DePaul, term faculty are hired on one-year contracts with full benefits.  Contingent upon annual performance review, and enrollment and staffing needs at the college level, they are eligible for unlimited reappointment and multiyear contracts up to five years after three years of service. The successful candidate will teach three courses per term (a nine-course load on the quarter system), contribute to an active and dynamic independent writing department in capacities related to teaching, and have the right to vote in matters of governance.     

We are seeking applicants with a clear commitment to undergraduate teaching; experience teaching writing successfully to students of varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds; and sensitivity to the educational goals of a diverse student population.  Opportunities are available, depending on credentials, preparation, and experience, to teach in an innovative liberal studies program and other areas, including our graduate programs in WRD and New Media Studies.  PhD (desired) or MA in rhetoric and composition or an equivalent field required.  

To apply, please visit the following URL: https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/postings/590.  Submit a cover letter, CV, and list of three professional references (complete contact information) able to speak to teaching effectiveness.  Applications will be received only through the university's HR site; questions may be directed to the Department Chair, Peter Vandenberg, at pvandenb [at] depaul.edu.   Review of applications begins immediately; the position will remain open until filled.