The University Writing Program at Brandeis University invites applications for two full-time lecturers, beginning Fall 2020. We seek experienced instructors with backgrounds in professional writing, including writing for business and science writing. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as well as experience in the teaching of writing. A PhD is preferred; an MA will also be considered. Industry and/or professional experience involving technical communication, business writing, medical writing, and/or science writing is desired. The position is full-time, benefits-eligible, and outside the tenure structure. The initial appointment could be up to three years, with the possibility of renewal.
The successful candidates will be innovative instructors responsible for teaching three first-year, topic-based writing seminars per semester. They will develop topics for these courses with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity to serve better our students with an interest in the sciences and social sciences. In addition, we seek dynamic educators who wish to play an active role in shaping the future of the Writing Program and in working with the broader University community.
Brandeis is a Research I institution with a strong liberal arts program and an emphasis on teaching excellence. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, Brandeis University is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.
Applicants should submit:
- Letter of application that addresses relevant experience
- Curriculum vitae
- Three letters of recommendation
- A brief statement of teaching, including a philosophy on teaching writing across/in the disciplines
- A sample course syllabus, with writing assignments
- An extended writing sample
Because Brandeis University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort, applicants should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter and/or the teaching statement. Candidates should also indicate how their experiences, interests, commitments or future goals could promote and build Program and institutional pluralism, justice, or unity.
First consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2019, with first interviews beginning in mid-November.