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Lecturer - English

SUNY Fredonia
New York, United States
Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 2, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Type
Full Time
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About State University of New York at Fredonia:

The State University of New York at Fredonia is a comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university located in beautiful Western New York, just minutes from Lake Erie. Founded in 1826, the university is among the most storied in the State University of New York system and is the first in the SUNY system to be awarded the SUNY Shared Governance Award. It is home to a world-renowned School of Music and over 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, natural and social sciences, education, mathematics, and business. Fredonia also features cutting-edge programs in the emerging fields of technology, service, and communication and is consistently ranked among the top public, master's granting universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report.

Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, attractive architecture and grounds, rich campus life, and commitment to student engagement and success. Fredonia is focused on ensuring that all Fredonia students, utilizing knowledge developed through a broad range of intellectual experiences, will be:

•Skilled (develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge),
•Connected (engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship),
•Creative (demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation), and
•Responsible (activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism).

The State University of New York at Fredonia is searching for three Lecturers to teach ENGL 100: The Craft of Writing during the 2019-2020 academic year, with potential for reappointment. Each Lecturer's professional obligation encompasses teaching four courses per semester, including three sections of ENGL 100 and one course equivalent devoted to a student support office (e.g., the Educational Development Program, the Full Opportunity Program), along with departmental/university service, which includes participation in English 100 team meetings, recruitment and retention support as requested by the Coordinator for Composition, and regular assessment for the Fredonia Foundations general education program.

Rewards & Benefits
  • Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions;
  • Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave; impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid;
  • A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee EAP and wellness programs, discounted membership to the on-campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center.

Reporting to the Chair, each successful candidate will:
  • Teach three sections of ENGL 100 per semester, with one course equivalent devoted to a student support office (e.g., the Educational Development Program, the Full Opportunity Program);
  • Contribute to curriculum development and refinement;
  • Provide academic advisement to students;
  • Participate in English 100 team meetings, recruitment and retention support as requested by the Coordinator for Composition, and regular assessment for the Fredonia Foundations general education program;
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, and profession;
  • Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.

  • Master's degree or above in English, Composition and Rhetoric, English Education, or related field in hand at start of 2019-2020 academic year
  • Demonstrated excellence in university teaching
  • Demonstrated capacity to successfully teach an introductory, process-based writing class
  • Significant experience teaching and revising introductory composition course based on student outcomes, program assessment, and institutional priorities
  • Demonstrated experience with appropriate educational technologies
  • Demonstrated ability in curriculum development
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individual and small groups of students
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse range of faculty, students, staff, and constituents in support of department and university mission
  • Demonstrated commitment to students, the department, college, division, university, and profession.
  • Experience in developing and revising assessment instruments for course-level assessment
  • Experience or familiarity with Open Educational Resources (OERs), e-portfolios, and student retention tools, and their use in the composition classroom
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with a team of colleagues to set priorities for student support and course revision
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working with underserved students (including but not limited to students of color, first-generation college students, students in the LGBTQ+ community, students with disabilities, international and immigrant students, Opportunity students [SEEK, EOP, HEOP])
  • Demonstrated capacity for contributing to diversity
  • Interest in, and commitment to, community engagement
Additional Information:

These are full-time, temporary, 10-month Lecturer, UUP represented positions, to begin with the fall 2019 semester.

Visa sponsorship is not available for these positions.

Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.

An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.

Pursuant to University policy, the University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, or domestic violence victim status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The University's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Complete applications received by 7/23/2019 will be given full consideration. Names and contact information for three professional references are required as part of the application.

Each candidate should submit a c.v., which includes a list of references, and a letter of application which concretely addresses the following topics: the candidate's readiness to for this position, ability to contribute beyond the classroom to retention efforts, how the candidate conceptualizes diversity, equity, and inclusion and works to bring those ideas to life in the classroom and campus community.

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