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Lecturer of English

Purdue University Northwest
Hammond, Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 1, 2024

Job Details

Job Summary

The Department of English and World Languages at Purdue University Northwest (Hammond and Westville, Indiana) is hiring a full-time Lecturer with a focus on Professional Writing and other undergraduate writing courses beginning August, 2024.

  • Ph.D. in hand by August 2024 (should reflect a specialization in Professional Writing, Rhet/Comp, or Writing Studies)
  • Graduate coursework and a minimum of two years of teaching experience (graduate student teaching experience accepted) in areas such as writing in the professions, writing across the curriculum, technical writing, and/or business communication.
Desired Qualifications (one or more of the following):
  • Defined research interest/agenda in some aspect of professional writing
  • Experience teaching writing to engineering (or similar) students
  • Some curriculum development experience
  • Interest in documentary films and/or new media
  • Ability to integrate new technologies into the classroom experience.
University Profile

Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana, is dedicated to empowering transformational change in its students on its two campuses in Hammond and Westville, Indiana. Part of the Purdue University system and offering more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, PNW is committed to academic excellence, supports growth, and celebrates diversity. PNW’s colleges, schools and centers are distinguished through prestigious accreditations, national recognitions, and competitive rankings.

PNW’s Hammond campus is located only 30 miles from Chicago with the Westville branch campus just 15 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Park. Fostering a university community full of contrasts—urban and rural, industrial and natural, with a well-established history and forward-thinking mindset—PNW’s two campuses serve its students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college to make the most of this rich range of resources. Moreover, PNW has been designated as a Hispanic-serving public institution dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning and committed to the advancement of a diverse and under-served student population.

Job Responsibilities

All teaching assignments are at the undergraduate level.
  • Teach a 5-5 course load with expectations for service to the department, college, and university.
  • Teach an upper-level course each semester, “Writing for Engineers,” and act as a liaison to the School of Engineering including participation in ABET accreditation and consulting with senior design students.
  • Teach courses in technical writing and/or business communication.
  • Teach undergraduate courses in the department’s writing concentration and potentially develop new special topics courses as needed based on interests.
  • Participate in curriculum development and assessment.
Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without permission. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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

Purdue University Northwest is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana that is dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. Diverse, hardworking, and innovative, we’re where academic excellence meets real-world experience. At PNW, students from next door and students from halfway across the world come together to learn, grow, and connect.

At Purdue University Northwest, we go beyond the classroom, walking the extra mile with students to empower confidence and encourage real-world experiences. We push beyond the boundaries of innovation to drive engagement and make an impact in Northwest Indiana and the world at large.

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