Penn’s Critical Writing Program is a Writing in the Disciplines (WID) program. We invite applications for one or more full-time, one-year appointment(s) (non-tenure track) as Lecturer to teach small, discipline-based writing seminars to Penn freshmen. Initial appointment(s) are for academic year 2017-18 and may be renewed for up to two additional years contingent on satisfactory performance and approval of the Dean. Following this period, qualified candidates may also be eligible for a longer-term renewable appointment. Teaching load is 6 courses per year (3/3 course load) on topics determined in consultation with the program administration. Additional responsibilities include midterm and final portfolio scoring, attendance and participation in all training sessions and faculty meetings, and the development of an active professional interest in teaching and writing in the disciplines.
Qualifications: PhD required. Strong interest in writing required. Teaching experience desirable but not required. Applicants from the natural sciences are especially welcome.
Application dossiers are to be submitted online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1054 and should include an application letter; a curriculum vitae; one writing sample; a draft course proposal; summary sheets of student evaluations, if available; and the names and contact information of three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. The University will contact the referees with instructions on how to submit their letters. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position(s) are filled.
Successful candidate(s) must be able to attend one-week training sessions May 8-12 and August 21-25. For more information on the program, visit www.writing.upenn.edu/critical.
The Critical Writing Program is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see:
http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Position Posting Date 12/14/2016
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