Lecturer, University Writing Program

Massachusetts, United States
Competitive Salary
Nov 14, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University Writing Program at Brandeis University invites applications from experienced writing instructors for two full-time Lecturer positions beginning Fall 2021: (1) Business, Technical, and/or Science Writing and (2) Writing with Quantitative Data.

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as well as experience in the teaching of writing. A PhD is preferred; MA or ABD will be considered, with the field open, e.g., Rhetoric and Composition; Education with a specialty focus such as Science or Business; English; Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. For position (1), industry and/or professional experience involving technical communication, business writing, medical writing, and/or science writing is desired. Experience working with international students and students whose language is not English is preferred. The position is full-time and benefits-eligible. The initial appointments may be up to three years, with the possibility of renewal. Positions subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidates will be innovative instructors responsible for teaching three first-year, topic-based University Writing Seminars per semester. As full-time lecturers, they will each develop at least two different course topics emphasizing interdisciplinarity to better serve our students with interests in business, natural sciences, and social sciences. In addition, we seek dynamic educators who wish to play active roles in shaping the future of the Writing Program and in working with the broader University community.

Brandeis is a Research I institution with a strong liberal arts program and an emphasis on teaching excellence. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, Brandeis University is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and seek candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

Applications must be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at

(1) https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17539 or

(2) https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17540 and should include the following:

  • Letter of application that addresses relevant experience
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Contact information for three references
  • A brief statement of teaching philosophy, including teaching writing across/in the disciplines
  • A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement (See these DEI guidelines)
  • A sample course syllabus, with writing assignment
  • An extended writing sample

Applicants should indicate in their cover letter and/or teaching statement how their experiences, interests, commitments or future goals could promote and build the University Writing Program as well as institutional pluralism, justice, or unity.

First consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2020, with interviews beginning in early December.