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Lecturer in Writing

Boston University
Massachusetts, United States
Posted Date
Nov 21, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The College of Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University expects to hire multiple full-time Lecturers in Writing to begin in the fall of 2018. Responsibilities include teaching three theme-based first-year writing seminars per semester, with 17-18 students each, and participating in program service and professional-development activities. The initial term of appointment is two years, with the possibility of renewal.

The Writing Program is an independent instructional unit with nearly fifty full-time Lecturers. The program’s primary responsibility is to offer the two-semester sequence of theme-based writing seminars that is the standard way BU undergraduates satisfy their writing requirements. We seek candidates who demonstrate experience in and a commitment to teaching writing to a diverse student population. BU’s Class of 2021 includes 22% international students, 19% underrepresented minority students, and 18% Pell Grant recipients. Information about the Arts & Sciences Writing Program is available at

We welcome applicants from all disciplines, including the natural and social sciences and professional fields. Candidates with experience teaching digital writing and/or oral expression are especially encouraged to apply. Ph.D. or other terminal degree preferred; other graduate degrees considered. Underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Submit a letter of application (addressed to Chris Walsh, Interim Director, College of Arts & Sciences Writing Program) and curriculum vitae to Academic Jobs Online at

Additional materials will be requested from top candidates. Applications are due January 21, 2018. Those submitted via email or through a website other than Academic Jobs Online will not be considered. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY HR WEBSITE.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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