Opening: Lecturer in Academic Writing

Opening: Lecturer in Academic Writing

The University of Maine seeks highly qualified applicants for a Lecturer in Academic Writing, with expertise in alternatives to basic writing (such as stretch, studio, accelerated, and directed self-placement), anticipated to begin August 24, 2018. This appointment will teach first-year writing courses; s/he may also teach sophomore- and junior-level writing courses in the Department of English. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate on the Writing Program Administration team that guides a nationally-recognized College Composition program. This is an ongoing, academic-year appointment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Regular teaching of first-year writing courses is required. The Lecturer will also participate in routine orientation, assessment, and program development activities beginning with the fall semester 2018. The position will have a base 4 / 4 load, with the opportunity to negotiate course reductions for professional development and administrative duties. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:

Required: A Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field is preferred. An MA in English, Education, or a related field with five years’ successful college teaching experience in first-year composition settings will also be considered. Expertise in alternatives to basic writing is expected. Candidates should also have excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills to effectively represent the program.

Preferred: Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated record of mentoring new instructors and assisting with other aspects of writing program administration. Experience with curriculum development and/or assessment is also desirable.

The University of Maine is the flagship campus of the University of Maine System and is the principal graduate institution in the state. It is the state’s land grant and sea grant university, enrolling over 11,000 students. The Department of English offers BA and MA degrees. Further information about the department and our activities can be found at The greater Bangor-Orono area offers access to a wealth of outdoor activities and a thriving cultural scene, and is close to Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, and Portland.

Appropriate background checks are required.

All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence, and Sexual Harassment.

The University of Maine is committed to diversity and inclusivity in our workforce. Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position".  You will need to create a profile and application; upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications; and provide contact information for three professional references. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Review of applications will begin January 19, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Length: Academic Year (Sept-May) Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/CV   Email questions to