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Lecturer in English (Technical Editing)

Employer
Department of English
Location
College Station, Texas
Salary
commensurate
Date posted
Apr 18, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M University invites applicants for an full-time, 9-month academic professional track (non-tenure) lecturer in English with a desired specialization in the teaching of technical editing for the 2024-2025 academic year, with likely renewal depending on satisfactory performance. The start date for the position is August 1, 2024; classes begin on August 19, 2024.

Lecturers hold non-tenured appointments with primary responsibility for teaching. Teaching assignments will include sections of technical editing, alongside courses in technical writing, freshman composition, and/or advanced writing studies courses, depending on candidate qualification and availability. The normal teaching load for the position is 4/4. Summer teaching for additional compensation is available, subject to departmental need.

Texas A&M’s English department is home to an undergraduate major and minor, a minor in health humanities, a professional writing minor, a minor in science fiction studies, and MA and PhD programs. Our course in technical editing is a core component of our growing professional writing minor, and an area of increasing interest across the university. We are looking for a dynamic teacher who can teach students to adapt to the changing contexts, technologies, and demands of advanced writing and editing in various workplaces.

About Texas A&M: Texas A&M University is a Hispanic-serving and a First-Gen Forward institution committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces excellence.

As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and one of only seventeen universities designated as a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, Texas A&M combines academic excellence and cutting-edge research with affordability and a commitment to producing academic, business, and civic leaders. Writing and rhetoric faculty have access to a university-wide writing-in-the-disciplines program housed in our University Writing Center at https://writingcenter.tamu.edu/.

 Texas A&M is located in College Station, a thriving community known for the quality of its public schools, a strong local economy, and a low cost of living (https://www.cstx.gov/our_community/recognitions__rankings). College Station is a two-hour drive from Houston and Austin, and three hours away from San Antonio and Dallas.

Qualifications

PhD in English or related field is required.

Desired qualifications include experience working with writing technologies currently used in the workplace; content management systems; international communication; editing patents, contracts, or grants; and/or knowledge of editing in a particular industry or discipline.

Application Instructions

Submit a cover letter, a personal statement to include philosophy and plans for teaching, research, and service as applicable; a CV; and three confidential letters of reference to: apply.interfolio.com/143002. The position will remain open until filled, but to ensure full consideration, applications should be uploaded by May 18, 2024.

Inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Joshua DiCaglio Search Committee Chair, at jdicaglio@tamu.edu. Interviews will take place through the Zoom platform.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

 

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