Lecturing Fellow*

Durham, North Carolina, United States
Dec 13, 2017
Jan 13, 2018
Arts & Humanities
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Other job types
Duke University Thompson Writing Program Lecturing Fellows*
Duke's Thompson Writing Program is a nationally recognized leader in preparing scholars across fields to successfully integrate writing pedagogy into their discipline-specific teaching. We anticipate offering several Lecturing Fellow* positions for PhDs in a broad range of STEM or policy fields with an interest in developing their teaching abilities and gaining substantial undergraduate teaching experience. Successful candidates will join a multidisciplinary faculty charged with teaching an innovative first-year course in Academic Writing.
This year we seek candidates with a Ph.D. in public policy, STEM, or quantitative social science disciplines, including but not limited to biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, environmental sciences, health sciences, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, and statistics. Following an intensive preparation and mentoring seminar, Fellows will draw on their disciplinary training and interests to design seminar-style courses introducing students to academic writing. Teaching load is four sections of Academic Writing per year, with each section limited to 12 students. Fellows will also have access to professional development opportunities, and a mentor in their own or a closely related discipline. This appointment is for three years, non-renewable, at a level of Lecturing Fellow* (non-regular-rank), starting July 1, 2018. Salary is competitive with a strong benefits package, and with opportunities for professional development. PhD required. Applicant must hold or anticipate receiving PhD before July 1, 2018. To apply use our online application form at Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo).
You will be asked to upload 1) your CV, 2) a research statement that outlines your scholarly interests and research plans, 3) a letter in which you articulate your interest in the position and discuss what you hope to learn or gain from teaching academic writing, and 4) a brief proposal for a writing seminar modeled on course synopses posted on our website: https://twp.duke.edu/faculty/writing-101/guidelines. We may subsequently ask you to provide other supporting materials, including a more detailed course outline, other course materials, and three recommendations. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and/or interview process please contact Dr. Marcia Rego, Chair, Lecturing Fellows* Search, Thompson Writing Program, Duke University, Box 90025, Durham, NC 27708-0025. Application period begins December 15, 2017 and ends February 15, 2018. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) February 15, 2018. Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
Category: Public Policy