Full-time Lecturer, University Writing Program

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Non-Tenure Track Faculty



USD - SOIS - University Writing Program

Non-Tenure Track Faculty



USD - SOIS - University Writing Program

Detailed Job Description

The University Writing Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a full-time lecturer position in Rhetoric and Writing (Composition) to begin August 2024. This is a renewable nine month position, with a 4/4 teaching load and service in the University Writing Program. Competitive salary with full-time benefits. Opportunity for promotion (to Senior Lecturer, Principal Lecturer) is also available as per RIT policy and timeline.


Department/College Description

As part of the School of Individualized Study, the University Writing Program (UWP) serves to both teach and support students as they write in various phases of their RIT career, from the first year on into graduate studies. Nearly all first-year entrants to RIT must take first-year writing, which means instructors interact with a diverse range of students with different interests, backgrounds, and abilities. All UWP courses teach students that effective writing is a recursive, write-to-learn process influenced by rhetorical-social contexts, genres, purposes, technologies, and feedback. The program offers direct instruction (with some online options), in English and in ASL, as well as writing center consultations. While the UWP prioritizes student success, it is also committed to faculty governance, and faculty members are highly involved in continuing to shape the program through collaborative committee work, curricular initiatives, and democratic decision-making.
We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience teaching first-year writing and a variety of undergraduate writing courses (e.g., basic writing, technical writing, advanced composition). We also seek candidates who will contribute meaningfully to RIT’s commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences. Applicants who have experience working with undergraduate and/or graduate students in writing centers are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • MA in Rhetoric and Writing (Composition) or closely related disciplines.
  • 2 or more years of experience teaching post-secondary composition/first-year writing as the instructor of record or relevant teaching in a writing related discipline.
  • Active professional development in Rhetoric and Writing, or related professional development experience.
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.


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Required Application Documents

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Sample Syllabus, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Transcripts

How To Apply

Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty; search openings, then Keyword Search 8322BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing your qualifications and upload the following attachments:

  • Copy of a recent first-year writing or related course syllabus
  • Statement (1-2 pages) of teaching philosophy
  • Statement (1-2 pages) describing your approach to cultural diversity, pluralism and individual difference in higher education contexts
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
  • Three references who can attest to your teaching ability and pedagogy

Materials are due to the committee by 1/28/2024. Review will begin immediately after the deadline. Incomplete packets will not be considered for review.
Questions can be directed to the search chairs Ruth Book, rabuwp@rit.edu, and Luke Daly, lduwp@rit.edu.


Additional Details

In compliance with NYS's Pay Transparency Act, the salary range for this position is listed above. Rochester Institute of Technology considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to hr@rit.edu. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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