Instructor/Lecturer Positions, Department of Writing and Rhetoric, University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida (UCF) 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 would teach first-year composition courses (ENC 1101 and/or 1102) with the potential to teach upper-division courses in the department to support the major, minor, and certificate programs. Successful candidates will participate in service to the department, which could include curriculum development and program assessment. The positions will begin in Fall 2017, pending the availability of funding.

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric is an award-winning, vibrant, independent writing department. UCF 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.

One of the nation’s largest universities, UCF is a metropolitan research institution and America’s Partnership University, having achieved the Carnegie Foundation’s highest classifications for research activity and community engagement. UCF promotes a diverse and inclusive environment, with students from 50 states and 148 countries. Central Florida is similarly one of the nation’s fastest-growing and diverse metropolitan areas, home of The City Beautiful and a variety of cultural and natural attractions.

Position Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.

  • At least one year of experience teaching composition courses at the college level at the time of hire.


  • Substantial graduate coursework in Rhetoric and Composition (and, ideally, a terminal degree in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field) from an accredited institution.

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching college composition courses.

  • Graduate coursework or training in areas that would support current departmental upper-division course offerings.

  • Demonstrated experience in curricular innovation, assessment, and/or participation in professional development activities.

  • Interest in or experience teaching with a writing about writing pedagogy.

Additional Application Materials Required:

The university requires that all applicants apply online at In addition to the online application, applicants must also submit the following:

1. 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),

2. CV,

3. Teaching philosophy,

4. Syllabus for a first-year composition course,

5. One sample assignment for a first-year composition course, and

6. 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.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly. Applicants for this position will also be considered for position number 32584. Completed applications will be accepted for consideration until February 23, 2017, but no materials can be accepted after this date.

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

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.