Instructor or Lecturer, Writing and Rhetoric at University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida Department of Writing and Rhetoric is pleased to invite applications for two positions in the department at the rank of instructor or lecturer. These positions are full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track academic appointments with a 4/4 teaching load. The successful applicants will teach first-year composition courses (ENC 1101 and/or 1102) with the potential to teach upper-level courses such as Professional Writing, Professional Editing, Writing in Digital Environments, and/or Literacy and Technology, among others. Successful candidates will participate in service to the department, which could include curriculum development and program assessment. The positions will begin in Spring 2017, pending the availability of funding.

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric is an award-winning, vibrant, independent writing department. The University of Central Florida offers professional development and advancement to all instructors and lecturers, such as advancement to the position of associate instructor/lecturer and senior instructor/lecturer. Our Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of Faculty Excellence, Center for Distributed Learning, and Center for Success of Women Faculty support faculty members at all ranks. Our department is nationally known for its commitment to Writing about Writing pedagogy, and our first-year composition program won the CCCC Certificate of Excellence in 2013. Faculty at UCF enjoy the region’s mild climate, natural beauty, area attractions and nearby beaches.

A master’s degree (for an instructor) or terminal degree (for a lecturer) from an accredited institution in Rhetoric and Composition or related field (e.g., English, education, communication, or other fields in which Writing and Rhetoric are a significant focus of study) at the time of hire.

One semester of full-time experience teaching composition courses at the college level or the equivalent in part-time experience at the time of hire.

The university requires that all applicants apply online at In addition to the online application, and in order for applicants to be fully considered, applicants must also submit a cover letter that outlines their qualifications for the position (including which upper-level courses in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric the candidate might be qualified to teach), a CV, a syllabus for a first-year composition course, one sample assignment for a first-year composition course, and a list of three professional references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers). Selected candidates will be required to provide official transcripts. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype or telephone. Selected finalists will be invited to campus interviews.

Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

For more information about the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, visit For questions regarding this search, contact Stuart Dees, search committee chair, at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position
is filled. Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.