Lecturer: Critical Writing Program, University of Pennsylvania

Employer
University of Pennslyvania
Location
Pennsylvania
Closing date
Jun 3, 2022

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Position Type
Non-Tenure Track
Discipline
General Anthropology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Academic
Level of Experience
Any level of experience considered

Penn’s Critical Writing Program is a Writing in the Disciplines (WID) program. We invite applications for one or more full-time, one-year appointment(s) (non-tenure track) as Lecturer to teach small, discipline-based writing seminars to Penn freshmen. Initial appointment(s) are for the academic year 2022–23 and may be renewed for up to two additional years contingent on satisfactory performance and approval of the Dean. Following this period, qualified candidates may also be eligible for a renewable longer-term appointment. Teaching load is six courses per year on topics determined in consultation with the program administration. Additional responsibilities include Midterm- and Final-Portfolio scoring, attendance and participation in all training sessions and faculty meetings, and active professional development in teaching, rhetoric, or writing in the candidate’s discipline.

Successful candidate(s) must be able to attend online training sessions during the Summer and either online or in-person training, depending on public-health conditions, on business days from August 15–26, 2022.

For more information on the program, visit www.writing.upenn.edu/critical.

The Critical Writing Program is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

Terminal degree required, Ph.D. preferred. Strong interest in writing required. Teaching experience desirable but not required. Extensive training and mentorship will be provided. Applicants with credentials in professional or technical writing, anthropology, sociology, economics, engineering, or business are especially welcome. We are particularly interested in applicants with a global research scope or international research focus.

Application Instructions

Application dossiers should include an application letter; a curriculum vitae; one writing sample; a draft course proposal; summary sheets of student evaluations, if available (upload as an "Additional Document"); and the names and contact information of three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. The University will contact the referees with instructions on how to submit their letters. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position(s) are filled.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all employees at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn’s vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information. 

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