Postdoctoral Teaching Associate

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 25, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Broadcasting
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Employment Type
Full Time

Postdoctoral Teaching Associate

About the Opportunity

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is the home of the Experiential Liberal Arts. Through its research, teaching, and engagement missions, the college collaborates across the university, the Northeastern network, and partners around the globe. We are strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcome nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia. Successful faculty in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence and a commitment to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Strong candidates for this position will have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment.


The Writing Program at Northeastern University, housed in the College of Social Science and Humanities and the English Department, is accepting applications from candidates holding a PhD to teach first-year and advanced writing, in both face-to-face and online modalities. This position is based in Boston. This is a benefits-eligible, nine-month 2022-23 academic-year appointment that carries with it a 3/3 teaching assignment and expectation of service and professional development. The appointment may be renewable. Candidates must have completed their PhD prior to the appointment start date. Candidates may be eligible for hire as part-time lecturers for summer 2023 courses on a per-course basis.

Postdoctoral Teaching Associates will join a Writing Program that is staffed by a mix of full-time Teaching Professors, PhD students, part-time lecturers, and tenure-stream faculty and was named a Conference on College Composition and Communication Writing Program of Excellence in 2015. Writing Program classes consist of First-Year Writing, including sections for multilingual writers, and discipline-specific advanced writing courses, including sections for business, health care, social sciences, and STEM. Teaching Associates will participate in faculty development opportunities, including program-wide workshops, peer-to-peer observations, teaching networks, topic-specific training, and mentoring. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.


  • PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or related field. Applicants from STEM and social science fields who have experience teaching disciplinary communication will also be considered.

  • Evidence of commitment to writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines (WAC/WID) scholarship and pedagogies.

    Documents to Submit:

    Please address inquiries about the position to Professor Laurie Nardone and Cover letter, CV, and teaching statement are required. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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    Additional Information

    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

    To apply, visit jeid-80f87f1c89d8864e9a5a08d7504db653

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