The English Department at Baruch College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for two full-time lecturer positions in Writing to begin September 2020. The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to our mission of educating one of the most diverse student bodies in the U.S. Successful candidates will collaborate with an engaged full-time and adjunct writing faculty to design and teach courses in first-year writing. This position represents an investment by the College to increase student contact with full-time faculty during students' crucial first year.
Through student-centered pedagogy, innovative curriculum design, co-curricular programs and student mentoring, our First-Year Writing Program faculty contribute to the College's first-year student retention and academic success rates. In addition, lecturer writing faculty will have the opportunity to work with colleagues and the Writing Program Director to further develop a shared first year text implemented in fall 2019 and accompanying teaching resources, as well, as to design, implement, and assess specialized curriculum and faculty training for SEEK first-year writing course, Learning Communities, and multilingual and multimodal composition.
Lecturer faculty teach a 24-hour course load. Courses in the First-Year Writing sequence (English 2100 and 2150) are 4-credit hours, so teaching responsibilities entail three courses per term, with an average of 75 students total. Taking on administrative or other college service positions with reassigned time attached, as available, can reduce teaching responsibilities.
Lecturer faculty makes a substantial contribution to the Writing Program at the College through participation in Writing Program assessment, curriculum design, and faculty mentoring. Lecturer faculty participate as full faculty members of the English Department, the College, and the University. Service may include serving on committees and contributing to projects and programs, especially those related to teaching and learning. Promotion to a Certificate of Continuous Employment (tenure-like status) is possible after the fifth year based on teaching excellence.
Bachelor's degree in area(s) of expertise, and the ability to teach successfully.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates who hold an MFA or a MA in Rhetoric and Composition, English, English Education, or equivalent field are encouraged to apply (an MFA or MA in these fields is required). Candidates with additional graduate coursework or degrees will be considered. Please note that the lecturer position does not require nor consider for re-appointment or promotion a scholarly, research, or publishing agenda. Rather, re-appointment and promotion are based on teaching success. Participating in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and writing studies and pedagogy conferences is encouraged, and lecturer faculty are eligible for professional development and travel funds.
Candidates for Full-Time Lecturer in Writing Position, should have demonstrated ability in the following:
- Teaching students of diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic, and educational backgrounds - Creative curriculum and assignment design in research-based academic writing at the post-secondary level - Active, student-centered pedagogy and significant student mentoring experience - Use of technology to support teaching and learning - Excellent teaching and peer classroom evaluations
At least three years of demonstrated, successful experience teaching first-year composition at the college level.
With this search, we are particularly looking for candidates who have the following specialized experience and demonstrated knowledge:
Commitment to Diversity. Teaching a diverse student body. Baruch faculty should have a strong understanding of and experience with the literacy practices of multilingual student, incorporating diverse rhetoric’s and literatures in their courses as well as pedagogical practices informed by translingual and multilingual composition theories.
Digital Literacy and Rhetoric. Since our second semester writing courses include a multimodal composing requirement and given the importance of digital rhetoric knowledge in our students' lives, lecturer faculty in the Writing Program should show evidence of creative use of digital platforms and multimodal composing in their courses.
Internal Number: 21512
About Baruch College
Baruch, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is located in the historic Gramercy Park/Flatiron district of Manhattan. Baruch has an extremely diverse student body of more than 18,000, many of them first-generation college students. We seek faculty and staff who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education. www.baruch.cuny.edu.