Lecturer- Junior Year Writing

University of Massachusetts Amherst in Massachusetts

Date Posted January 30, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Lecturer - Junior Year Writing

College of Natural Sciences

University of Massachusetts Amherst

The College of Natural Sciences is searching for two full-time, nine month, non-tenure track Lecturer positions for the academic year 2014-2015. One position is renewable contingent upon availability of funding and performance; the other position is a temporary, one-year position with continuation contingent upon availability of funding, performance, and sufficient class enrollments. The Junior Year Writing (JYW) Lecturer reports to the Associate Dean for Academics and is responsible for teaching junior year writing for students in the Life Sciences. Appointment will begin September 1, 2014.

Responsibilities include teaching multiple sections of JYW in the fall and spring semesters and collaborating with other JYW Lecturers and the UMass Writing Center.  


Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Master’s degree in a relevant field, a successful teaching record at the college level, and the ability to interact with students and faculty from diverse academic programs.


Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching composition/writing courses or courses in a relevant field with a strong written element; proven ability to handle a full-time course load; experience teaching to mixed disciplines; background in relevant science topics, science writing and/or teaching/editing in the sciences; and interest or experience in supporting Career Development and Information Literacy in the classroom.

Applicants should apply online and provide a letter of interest describing their experience in teaching college writing to students, preferably at the junior level. Please include a comprehensive curriculum vitae, a sample of writing (not more than eight pages in length), and two examples of editing feedback. Include full contact information for three references. Review of applications will start March 3, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to the Search Committee Chair at dmccutchen@cns.umass.edu.


To apply, please indicate the position of interest:  


R47039 - One year renewable [http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=46284] or


R47041 - One year temporary [http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=46285]  


The University provides an intellectual environment committed to providing academic excellence and diversity including mentoring programs for faculty. The College is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and the curriculum. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.