Lecturer in Critical Writing University of Pennsylvania , Department of Humanities/ History/ Philosophy

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Position Title Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing: Lecturer in Critical Writing


Position Type Humanities/ History/ Philosophy


Position Description


Lecturer in Critical Writing


University of Pennsylvania Critical Writing Program

 

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


Closing Date


Open Until Filled Yes


Special Instructions to Applicants


Posting Number 1291


Affirmative Action Statement


The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

 

Supplemental Questions

 

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

 

Applicant Documents

 

Required Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Other Document 1
Other Document 2


Optional Documents
Other Document 3


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