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Requisition ID:  9334

Continuing Lecturer - English

Job Summary

The Professional Writing Program in the Department of English at Purdue University invites applications for a full-time, Academic Year (9 month) position as a Lecturer beginning in August 2020. 


The position of full-time Lecturer for the Professional Writing Program includes the following duties:
1. Teach four sections each semester in the Professional Writing program. The primary teaching assignment would be ENGL 421 (Technical Writing); other courses and responsibilities may be assigned as needed.
2. Hold all assigned classes in accord with the university academic calendar.
3. Hold three office hours each week for undergraduates enrolled in courses taught.
4. Develop appropriate course syllabi for assigned classes and report final grades for students in a timely fashion in accord with university policy.
5. Show willingness to be flexible in course assignments and teaching times according to program needs.
6. Abide by all course policies for any course taught as given by the program director for the given course.
7. Attend training and meetings as required by the course supervisor for a given course. 
8. Assist in the administration of Professional Writing program as needed. These duties might include assisting in the training of instructors, conducting evaluation and assessment, and developing and reviewing course related-materials. 

Qualifications/Principal Duties

MA in Professional & Technical Writing or a related discipline; experience teaching undergraduate classes in Professional & Technical Writing; evidence of teaching effectiveness; strong organizational skills; willingness to be flexible on specific teaching schedules according to the needs of the Professional Writing program.


Preferred: PhD in Professional & Technical Writing; experience teaching online; significant non-academic workplace experience.

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Application Process

Application Process: Candidates should submit application materials electronically via https://careers.purdue.edu/. The job requisition ID number for this position is 9334. 

Applications must include cover letter, CV or resume, list of courses taught and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and names and contact information for three references.


Purdue University’s English Department is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. 


Screening of applicants will begin February 15, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.


Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.