Quin Morton Teaching Fellows, Princeton Writing Program, 2019-20

Princeton graduate students who will be in Dissertation Completion Enrollment (DCE) status in 2019-20 are invited to apply for one-year positions as Quin Morton Teaching Fellows. Quin Morton Teaching Fellows teach one topic-based, multidisciplinary Writing Seminar of their own design each semester and participate in an intensive faculty development program, which includes meetings and workshops on seminar design and writing pedagogy. Teaching Fellows are paid at the salary for half-time lecturers without the Ph.D. (a minimum of $32,050), receive full DCE tuition and Student Health Plan coverage, and enjoy all the benefits of fully enrolled graduate students.

The 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

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 from underrepresented groups to apply.

Please note: To be eligible for a Quin Morton Teaching Fellow position, you must be in Dissertation Completion Enrollment (DCE) status in 2019 - 2020. If you defend your dissertation before September 1, 2019, you are no longer eligible to serve as a Quin Morton Teaching Fellow. All Quin Morton Teaching Fellow appointments are subject to departmental endorsement and to review and approval by the Graduate School. Please also note: You may apply in both categories (Full- or Part-Time Lectureship and Quin Morton Teaching Fellow); if you choose to do so, please submit your application twice so we can track your candidacy (online at Princeton University Academic Jobs for the Lecturer position and by email to writing2@princeton.edu for the Quin Morton Teaching Fellow position). If you are selected for a lectureship, you must defend your dissertation before September 1, 2019. Your cover letters should indicate that you’re applying in both categories.

Instructions for Applying

The deadline for Quin Morton applications is 5:00pm on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. No late applications will be accepted. Please discuss your interest with your faculty advisor and secure his or her approval before submitting an application. The position counts as a 6-hour AI teaching appointment. To apply, email the following documents to writing2@princeton.edu:

  • 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, with the names and contact information of three references (you do not need to supply letters of recommendation at the time of application); and
  • Academic writing sample (limited to 25 pages).

More Information

Information Session and Proposal Workshop

We invite you to attend our optional information session and proposal workshop. You’ll hear more about the Writing Seminars and the application process, as well as get feedback on Writing Seminar topics you’re thinking of proposing.

Quin Morton Teaching Fellow Information Session and Writing Seminar Proposal Workshop
Princeton Writing Program
3rd Floor, New South
December 6, 2018, 4:30 - 6pm

Please register to attend.

Please direct questions to writing2@princeton.edu or (609) 258-2702.