Lecturer in Writing Critical Inquiry (4 positions)

Lecturer in Writing Critical Inquiry (4 positions)

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 approximately 17,000 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 four full-time lecturers for the Program in Writing and Critical Inquiry to begin Fall Semester of 2023. We are also seeking to increase cultural diversity in our program, so we strongly encourage applicants from under-represented backgrounds.

Responsibilities include teaching seven courses per year in person, with the possibility of release from one course per year to assist with professional development opportunities 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, and implement inclusive strategies that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Although the primary course modalities are in-person, there will be opportunities to teach multi-modally depending on student demand and faculty expertise. For more information about the program, please visit www.albany.edu/wci

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. ABD applicants with a May 2023 completion date will also be considered.
  • Experience teaching college-level writing.
  • Applicants must address in their application their experience working with a culturally diverse student body and first-generation college students.
  • Applicants must address in their application their engagement with diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility as it relates to their pedagogical perspective and classroom management.
  • Applicants must address in their application their experience with continued professional development, writing program development, and academic service.
  • Applicants must be willing to teach in-person classes, hold weekly office hours, and attend faculty meetings

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. or an MFA from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.
  • Three or more years' experience teaching college-level writing in first-year writing programs.
  • Experience and interest in evaluation, assessment, and writing-related research.

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range: Lecturer (10 month)
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Please apply online via https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=159400

Application Instructions:
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • CV
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications.
  • A writing sample
  • A statement of teaching philosophy highlighting commitment to teaching first-year writing and implementing strategies of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility
  • Contact information for three references
  • 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.).

Review of applications will begin on March 20, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.