New Position--Lecture-Track faculty at Emory University

We are pleased to announce a new position at Emory University in our Writing Program. The new hire will join a collaborative and genial team which includes people trained in rhet/comp, literature, and creative writing. We are particularly looking for a person with some experience and a passion for both teaching and program building. The lecture-track at Emory has three tiers—lecturer, senior lecturer, and professor of pedagogy, paralleling the tiers of the tenure-track faculty. Lecturers at Emory have full voting rights and have served at high levels of service within the university in roles such as program director, president of the senate, and chair of college committees. Research and leave support are available for lecturers. Contracts for lecture track faculty are multi-year and increase in length with the level of the tier.

We’d love to add another rhet/comp colleague to our team, fostering the growth of a Writing Minor and other planned initiatives. The granting of this new hire and two recent post-doc positions are clear signals of support from the college administration.

Please distribute to colleagues who might be interested and consider joining us yourself!

Some links on the university website which might be helpful in understanding Emory’s lecture-track system are included here. I’m also willing to answer questions as I can.

Joonna Trapp



Position (Lecture-Track) at Emory University in the Writing Program

Deadline January 15, 2018

The Writing Program at Emory University, housed in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences, is accepting applications for a new position at the rank of lecturer or senior lecturer. The successful applicant will join five lecture-track faculty, two administrative staffers, and a mix of postdoctoral and graduate fellows in the work of the program. The Writing Program supports first-year writing and various WAC/WID initiatives in the College of Arts and Sciences, including a long-standing Writing Center.

The lecture-track appointment at Emory is renewable with opportunities for advancement in rank: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Professor of Pedagogy. Though our faculty positions are housed in English, our program also reports to the Office of Undergraduate Education as we foster faculty development, support the three-class Continuing Writing Requirement, and tutor students across the College. The normal teaching load for faculty in the lecture-track at Emory is 3/2. Lecture-track faculty have access to research funds and other programs of support through the College and through the Writing Program, and a reduction of teaching load is negotiable for administrative responsibilities.

Salary will be dependent upon qualifications and professional experience. The appointment will be effective Fall 2018.

The ideal candidate will add to our team’s strengths in composition, professional writing, and rhetoric in one or more of the following ways:

  • Developing upper-division classes in writing in disciplinary contexts, discourse analysis, digital/quantitative humanities, professional editing, grant research and writing, advanced argument writing, health, science, and environmental writing, or other contributions to our minor (under development).
  • Teaching one section per academic year of ENG 302: Technical Writing, a course that the candidate can customize based on her or his disciplinary background.
  • Leading or assisting in cultivating community-engaged learning opportunities.
  • Leading or assisting in developing the First-Year Writing Program (, Writing across Emory (, the Emory Writing Center (, or the minor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in rhetoric and composition, or related field, such as applied linguistics, technical communication, or English.
  • Demonstrated experience working with faculty and students from various disciplinary backgrounds.
  • Evidence of commitment to writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines (WAC/WID) scholarship and pedagogies, including research activity in composition and rhetoric or related field.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in multiple levels of university writing courses.
  • Experience performing service at the department, college, and university level.
  • Experience in linking the university to the surrounding community.
  • Knowledge of instructional technologies (such as ePortfolio) and the pedagogical and assessment practices those technologies support.
  • Experience with universal design for learning and developing accessible pedagogies and practices.
  • Experience working with a diverse student population; familiarity with the educational needs of students who are multi-lingual, first-generation, and/ or from historically underrepresented groups.

The deadline for applying for this position is January 15, 2018. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (a teaching statement, two sample syllabi, sample assignments, and summary of course evaluations/comments), and three letters of recommendation to In your letter of application, please reflect upon your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds. Only applications submitted through Interfolio will be reviewed. Questions? Contact Joonna Trapp, Chair of Search Committee, Email inquiries only.

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