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Lecturer in Composition and Public and Professional Writing
Pending budgetary approval, the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh anticipates two non-tenure-stream Lecturer positions in our program in Composition, to begin September 2016.
We seek candidates with interests and experience in teaching composition as well as public and professional writing. The Composition Program offers several courses that fulfill the first-year composition requirement and an array of more advanced courses for those seeking to develop their writing for professions and the public, to work on digital composition, to prepare for careers as teachers, or to experiment with issues of style and genre. Many students pursue our Certificate in Public and Professional Writing, which includes courses for those interested in advocacy and activism and those who expect to write extensively as professionals in law, medicine, the sciences, social work, public policy, international relations, business, or other fields. Candidates should have expertise in the teaching of composition. Other expertise that would be valued: teaching writing to non-native speakers, teacher training and supervision of composition instructors, work experience in forms of public or professional writing, or digital composing.
Lectureships are renewable, full-time, non-tenure-stream appointments, with the opportunity for promotion. Teaching load is normally 6 courses per year, with some expectation of committee/service work. Ph.D. or MFA required.
Application Process: In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 9, 2015. Please contact Ben Simmons (email@example.com) at 412-624-6509 for further information. To apply, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/32024. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, members of minority groups under-represented in academia, veterans, and disabled are especially encouraged to apply