The Department of Writing Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota occasionally needs teaching specialists or lecturers to teach courses that cannot be stafed by regular faculty or graduate students. This includes upper and lower division courses, including First-Year Writing courses (some sections of which may be dedicated to non-Native Speakers of English) and Advanced writing courses including technical and professional writing. All First-Year Writing courses and some advanced writing courses are offered in a blended (in person and online) or an online asynchronous modality.
Openings occur from time to time for single semester or academic year appointments teaching in person and/or online courses. These positions are contingent upon student enrollment and availability of funding. These position are temporary and can be either part-time or full-time.
This does not constitute a posting for vacancies, but establishes a pool of applicants should openings occur for the 2021/2022 academic year. All applications are kept on file until May 30, 2022, and reviewed when a specific area of expertise is sought. Appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.
Teaching specialists and lecturers will be expected to teach undergraduate or graduate students in assigned course(s), hold office hours to assist and advise students, and participate in relevant departmental meetings.
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MA in Writing Studies, Rhetoric, Composition, English, or a literacy-related field. Classroom experience in area of hire at secondary or college level. Ability to work with and teach diverse populations.
Note: Equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of a master's degree only for those applying to teach technical and professional writing.
Candidates with an MA will be hired as Teaching Specialists; candidates with a terminal degree (PhD, MFA, terminal MA in TESOL) will be hired as Lecturers.
Internal Number: 340623
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