Job Summary

The Department of English and World Languages at Purdue University Northwest (Hammond and Westville, Indiana) anticipates hiring a full-time Continuing Lecturer to teach first-year composition and other undergraduate writing courses for the Fall 2023-Spring 2024 school year.

Candidates must have completed an MA in English (or other relevant field) plus a minimum of two years’ experience teaching writing at the college level. Preference given to candidates who demonstrate excellence in teaching writing at the college level. Experience teaching Honor’s courses and professional writing also preferred.

Start date is August 14, 2023. Responsibilities include teaching five classes per semester. Salary is competitive with similar positions at other regional institutions and includes benefits. Renewal of the position is possible and contingent on enrollment and successful performance reviews.

University Profile

Purdue University Northwest (PNW), is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago and the Indiana Dunes National Park, we value academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate diversity. PNW serves approximately 8,800 students, with more than 70 areas of study at the baccalaureate, master’s and applied doctoral levels.

The university is consistently ranked among the best regional universities in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges report. Our nursing, engineering, computer science, and cybersecurity programs are among those earning national recognitions by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The university employs approximately 1,100 faculty and staff.

College Profile

The College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences serves over I,400 undergraduate students and 170 graduate students across a wide range of programs. Departments and Schools within the college include:
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Communication and Creative Arts
  • English and World Languages
  • History, Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Psychology
  • School of Education and Counseling
The College houses the Community Counseling Center that provides quality affordable mental health services and the Institute for Social and Policy Research, which uses social science and policy analysis methods to find solutions to educational, social, and health-related challenges facing the citizens of Northwest Indiana and the Chicago metropolitan region. The college is also home to the Willie T. Donald Exoneration Advisory Coalition to support those who have been wrongfully convicted in the state of Indiana.

How to Apply

Applications must include a teaching-oriented application letter; CV, which includes the names and contact information for 3 references; a statement of teaching philosophy; and syllabi and teaching evaluations from 2 recently taught courses/sections. References may be contacted after applications are reviewed and invited to submit a letter in support of the candidate. Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and until the position is filled.

If you have questions, please contact Michael Lynn, Interim Department Chair at .

Purdue University Northwest is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/ affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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