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To ensure full consideration, preliminary application materials (letter and CV) must be received by January 15, 2018 through, Job ID# 25397.  

Job Summary

The Department of Language, Culture and Communication (Composition and Rhetoric Discipline) invites applicants for a full-time lecturer in Composition and Rhetoric, with a specialization in Professional and Technical Writing, to teach 6 courses per year (18 credits) starting September 1, 2018.

The Composition and Rhetoric discipline administers the general education writing requirement, campus writing center and an undergraduate Certificate in Writing. The discipline also collaborates closely with interdisciplinary programs including the university’s honor’s program, the first-year seminar program, and women and gender studies, and frequently engages in varied programming with units like the English Language Proficiency Programming and the HUB for Teaching and Learning.

Expectations for the position include teaching in the university’s general education writing program, especially two dedicated professional writing courses (COMP 270: Technical Writing for Engineers and COMP 280: Business Writing & Rhetoric) and service obligations. The candidate may also teach some upper level writing courses as needed by the discipline or department. 

This is a term limited position (1 to 4 years) with a university year appointment (September 1 through April 30), with possibilities for renewal and promotion to Lecturer IV.

The appointment is subject to final approval by the College.

Required Qualifications*

  • A strong record and experience teaching technical and professional writing at the collegiate level, including familiarity with current/best practices using computer-mediated pedagogies;
  • An M.A. in Composition and Rhetoric or a closely-aligned discipline; and
  • A strong teaching record and experience teaching first-year composition courses at the collegiate level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with second-language writers and other diverse students;
  • A PhD in Composition and Rhetoric;
  • Knowledge of best practices in course, program, and writing placement assessment;
  • Field experience in professional, technical, or business writing.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.