Lecturer - Writing and Critical Inquiry (3 positions)

$44,000 yearly
  • University at Albany
  • Albany, NY, USA
  • Feb 07, 2020
Full time   English, ESL, Writing, Linguistics Humanities: Other

Job Description


About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:

The University at Albany, SUNY, seeks three full-time lecturers for the Program in Writing and Critical Inquiry to begin Fall Semester 2020.

Responsibilities include a standard teaching load (typically, three courses per semester) and duties related to the development of the first-year writing program as assigned by the program director. Lecturers teach the Seminar in Writing and Critical Inquiry (WCI), a required general education course designed to introduce students to college-level critical inquiry with an emphasis on the intensive practice of writing in academic and other contexts. WCI courses are capped at 19 students per section. It is expected that one of the three persons hired will teach primarily or exclusively the special WCI sections designed for international students and other second-language learners. WCI Lecturers join a vibrant community of active teacher-scholars who participate in various components of the WCI program, including a Peer Writing Mentor Program, a writing contest, an annual film festival, program assessment, and related activities.

This position is a three-year renewable 10-month appointment.



Preferred and Required Qualifications


  • Ph.D. or MFA from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting agency. (ABD or M.A. will be considered with appropriate teaching experience.)
  • Experience teaching college-level writing. Preference given to candidates with experience teaching in first-year writing programs.
  • Commitment to writing program development and professional development. Experience and interest in evaluation, assessment, and writing-related research preferred.
  • Training in and experience with second-language writing instruction and/or TESOL preferred (and expected for the person hired to teach special WCI sections designed for international students).
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse student body and growing international student population. Commitment to student success.

Application Details

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Lecturer (10 month), $44,000

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Please apply online via https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=120268

Application Instructions:
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • CV
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
  • Writing sample
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Optional: Sample syllabus and related teaching materials

Note: After submitting your CV, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).

Closing date for receipt of applications: March 2, 2020


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