Lecturer in Composition (English) - 2 Positions - Brooklyn College

  • City University of New York
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Feb 17, 2022
Full time English/ESL/Writing/Linguistics

Job Description

Job Title: Lecturer in Composition (English) - 2 Positions

Job ID: 23655

Location: Brooklyn College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular



The Department of English invites applications for two full-time lecturer positions with primary responsibility in the Composition Program.  The course load is 24 hours per year, 3 courses each semester.  Teaching duties will include both Composition I and II, Advanced Composition, and the possibility of other courses in the General Education program.  Participation in the department’s Freshman Composition committee and allied program activities–the Common Reader, Composition final exam, student portfolios, program development, and mentorship–is required.     


Brooklyn College serves students from as many as 150 countries who speak over 100 languages and dialects and thus constitutes a vibrant microcosm of the rich diversity and energy that characterizes the borough of Brooklyn and the greater New York City area itself. Its mission features “a special commitment to educate immigrant and first-generation college students from the diverse communities that make up our city and state.” The college ethos is strongly invested in the educational and career success of a population that encompasses a multiplicity of nationalities, ethnicities, religions, cultures and languages. We are committed to fostering a spirit of camaraderie and shared ideals across the entire spectrum of our varied constituency.  By accessing a first-class and affordable college education in an inclusive and nurturing intellectual milieu, our students acquire the skills, confidence, and global mindedness that allow them to thrive in a rapidly changing, unpredictable marketplace of ideas that is increasingly mindless of borders and spans the gamut of cultures and vernaculars.


To this end, the college seeks faculty who are eager to engage with the diversity of our student body and have a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and heterogeneity through teaching, research and/or service. We seek to recruit and retain faculty who reflect the mosaic of our student population.  Successful candidates will bring their unique creativity, sensitivity, insights and perspectives to a community that welcomes innovation in scholarship and teaching. Together we will model the finest that a public urban liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies college can be for the present and future.


The successful candidate will be part of a University and College wide cohort of faculty lecturers who engage actively with one another in pedagogical development toward achieving excellence in innovative and student-centered teaching.  A commitment to teaching effectiveness and student engagement through advisement, regular office hours, and other service activities are required. 


Preferred and Required Qualifications



Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in area(s) of expertise, and the ability to teach successfully.


Preferred Qualifications

  • A. or M.F.A., in hand; Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition with publications in the field, preferred.
  • At least four years of teaching experience in composition at the college level.



Salary commensurate with experience and credentials. All appointments are subject to financial availability.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.



Application Details


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Applicants should upload the following in .doc or .pdf format:


  • An application letter indicating the desired position, and should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CUNY’s commitment to diversity.
  • Current and detailed curriculum vitae
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement (if applicant has a Ph.D)
  • Three writing samples (or links to work samples)



Review of applications to begin immediately and will continue until filled.



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