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Lecturer of English

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Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Lecturer of English
Job Description

Lecturers of English teach a 4-4 load of introductory and intermediate writing courses. They may also teach other general education or writing courses depending on qualifications as assigned by the Department Chair.

General Duties & Responsibilities

Lecturers of English support the mission of the general education program, as well as the writing program, which emphasizes rhetorically informed, process-based pedagogy. They design their syllabi with an emphasis on outcome-based learning.

As a COPLAC institution, SUU values quality teaching as the primary focus of faculty efforts and activities. Lecturers hold regular office hours, constructively respond to student work in a timely manner, and attend writing program meetings. Lecturers are also expected to participate in professional development, remain current in the practice and pedagogy of writing (which can include presenting at relevant conferences and publishing), serve on department committees, and contribute to the intellectual life of the English Department and the University.

Required Qualifications

1. Master of Arts or Master of Fine Arts in English required.
2. Demonstrated success in teaching general education writing courses at the university level.
3. Familiarity with innovative pedagogical approaches, outcome-based learning, and current assessment methods.
4. Strong background in writing pedagogy as well as evidence of successful experience in teaching writing at the university level.

5. In accordance with Utah State Code 53B-1-110, appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with online instruction, developmental writing, or ESL preferred.

Physical Demands
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Hours worked/day 8
Months/year 9
Tenure/Non-Tenure Track Non-Tenure Track
Salary or Salary Range $36,000, Excellent benefits.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F1600102
Open Date 06/09/2017
First Consideration Date 07/09/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Under Portfolio, please submit a sample first-year writing syllabus.

If you have questions or problems with the application process, please contact Human Resources at or (435)865-8572.

EEO Statement

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Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Contact Information for at least 3 Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts (1)
  2. Student Evaluations
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Portfolio