The Edith Kinney Gaylord Expository Writing Program at the
University of Oklahoma is hiring a Lecturer to begin teaching in
Fall 2021. Expository Writing lecturers teach thematic,
interdisciplinary writing seminars to first-year students, and
retain the autonomy to determine topics, readings, and
writing assignments based upon the intersection of their research
interests and expository writing pedagogy. The teaching load is
2/2, with enrollment capped at 16 students per section. Expository
Writing at OU [ou.edu/expo] is housed in an academic unit with the
OU Writing Center [ou.edu/writing center].
This position will be hired for a one-year term, with the
possibility for reappointment on a 5-year renewable term. Lecturers
receive a competitive salary, full benefits, and a generous travel
and research stipend. Lecturers are eligible for promotion to
Senior Lecturer after 5 years of service. Experience teaching
undergraduate writing is required, but need not be in the context
of a first-year writing course. Lecturers must have a terminal
degree (PhD or MFA) in English, rhetoric, composition or a related
field by time of appointment.
We especially invite scholars whose work is informed by social
justice, queer studies, critical race studies, Indigenous studies,
Latinx studies, disability studies, digital media studies, and/or
community engagement. We strongly encourage teachers committed to
inclusivity and interested in using an expansive set of pedagogical
approaches, including digital media in the classroom and
community-engaged curriculum, to apply.
Founded in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a public research
university located in Norman, Oklahoma, just 20 miles south of
Oklahoma City. OU’s Norman undergraduate population is just over
20,000, with the entire student body counting just over 30,000
across 3 campuses. Interested candidates can visit https://www.ou.edu/facultyrecruitment
for more information about the University.
Applicants should submit their materials to Interfolio at
https://apply.interfolio.com/84021 . Requested
materials include: a cover letter explaining your teaching
experience, research interests, and qualifications for and interest
in the position; a CV; an Inclusive Teaching Statement; the names
and contact information for 3 references. References should speak
to skills and qualifications such as: teaching, mentoring, student
engagement, and collaboration.
Please direct questions to Dr. Talisha Haltiwanger Morrison,
Director of the Expository Writing Program.
The deadline to apply is Saturday April 4th, 2021.
Skills: Experience teaching academic writing
Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate
for this position, you will be subject to The University of
Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the
policy, visit https://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TBTesting
Required Education: PhD or terminal degree in English, Rhetoric,
and Composition or related field.
Experience teaching writing in a higher education
Please upload your application materials in Interfolio at