Full- and Part-Time Lectureships in the Princeton Writing Program, 2019-20

The Princeton Writing Program invites applications for Lecturers to teach topic-based, multidisciplinary Writing Seminars to first-year students. The Lecturer's task is to use the topic of the seminar as a vehicle for teaching strategies and techniques of scholarly writing, as well as for preparing students to navigate the different scholarly conventions and methodologies found across the university. We therefore seek applications from candidates in all fields of study in the social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and humanities. College-level teaching experience and the Ph.D. are expected. The teaching load is typically two Writing Seminars per term. Applications for part-time Lecturer (teaching 1-1, 1-2, 2-1,0-2, or 2-0) may be considered according to the needs of the Program and at the discretion of the Director. As part of this teaching-intensive postdoctoral program, faculty benefit from regular pedagogy workshops and professional development opportunities.

Successful candidates will be strong academic writers, have demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching, and have carefully considered the role of writing in their courses. The Ph.D. is expected. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience teaching topic-based writing courses or writing-intensive courses, as well as to candidates with Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), Writing in the Disciplines (WID), and/or Writing Center experience. The Writing Program is committed to sustaining a diverse community of scholars dedicated to promoting a culture of growth and discovery among students at the university. We strongly encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

The appointment period is one year, renewable for a total of up to five years. The salary for full-time Lecturers is a minimum of $67,700 (paid over the 10-month academic year) plus benefits and eligibility for research and conference travel grants. Part-time Lecturers are paid on a pro-rated basis according to their teaching load and are eligible for most benefits. The initial period of appointment is September 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020; however, all new faculty must attend full-day workshops May 28 - May 30, 2019, and be accessible over the summer months to develop their Writing Seminars in consultation with Writing Program directors. Faculty development meetings are also required throughout the academic year, including two full days of follow-up workshops September 3 - 4, 2019, and a faculty retreat on September 5.

Instructions for Applying

The Lecturer search is open until filled. The deadline for full consideration is Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Candidates must apply online at Princeton University Academic Jobs (requisition number D-19-DOC-00001).  The following documents should be uploaded:

  • Cover letter reflecting on your approach to teaching writing and relevant experience, including a brief summary of your scholarly research project and a 200-word course description for an interdisciplinary Writing Seminar. Please see this year’s course descriptions for models; 
  • CV; and
  • Academic writing sample (limited to 25 pages).

Letters of recommendation and teaching evaluations will be requested only from those candidates invited to interview. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

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