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Full time Lecturer in Writing and Business Communication

The Stanton and Bobbie Cook Writing Program at Northwestern University invites applications for a full-time, temporary, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track teaching faculty position to teach “Writing and Speaking in Business” and other writing-intensive courses. The position begins on September 1, 2018, and the term of appointment will be two years at the rank of Lecturer. To learn more about the Cook Family Writing Program, please see http://www.writingprogram.northwestern.edu/

Responsibilities include teaching six quarter-long undergraduate courses per academic year in a 2/2/2 schedule. At least four of the courses will be sections of “Writing and Speaking in Business,” a core course for students minoring in the Kapnick Business Institutions Program (https://www.bip.northwestern.edu), the largest minor in Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Depending on candidate interest and the needs of the program, other teaching opportunities may include intermediate composition, a first-year seminar, and/or Design Thinking and Communication (team taught in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences).

Requirements include a Ph.D. in a relevant field—for example professional communication, business communication, technical communication, rhetoric and composition, digital rhetoric, or applied linguistics. Preference will be given to excellent teachers who have one or more years experience teaching business, organizational, or professional communication. The candidate will join a team of faculty who teach based on a common set of learning objectives and who work together to create new assignments to refresh the course. All candidates must have an interest in working collaboratively with colleagues to develop course materials and pedagogy.

Interested applicants should direct all questions to Barbara Shwom at bshwom@northwestern.edu.

Review of applications will begin on May 7, 2018 until position is filled.

Applicants should submit electronically a letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio (statement of teaching philosophy, course syllabi, teaching evaluations from 2-3 recently taught courses, etc.), and three letters of recommendation.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page:

  • Applications will only be accepted via online submission (see link below).
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Part-time, non-continuing instructors for English 106-1, 2

The Cook Family Writing Program periodically has openings for part-time instructors to co-teach sections of English 106-1, 2 in the fall, winter, and/or spring quarters. This 2-quarter course, known as Design Thinking and Communication (DTC), offers students credit for English 106 in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and for Design 106 in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. Required of all first-year engineering students, the course involves two 80-minute small section meetings offered on TuTh or WF. Each section is co-taught by an instructor from the Cook Family Writing Program (WP) and the McCormick School of Engineering, through the Segal Design Institute. Additionally, students attend a Monday lecture, typically taught by industry professionals. A course description can be found at http://segal.northwestern.edu/programs/undergraduate/design-thinking-communication/. Instructors attend all regularly scheduled lectures and class sessions, Monday faculty meetings, weekly meetings with their co-instructor or mentoring cohort, and occasional meetings with student teams outside of class hours.

 

Review of applications is ongoing. A master’s degree in composition or a related field (e.g. business or technical communication, journalism) is a preferred qualification. If interested, please send a CV or resume to Dr. Lisa Del Torto (L-torto@northwestern.edu). If positions are available, qualified candidates will be asked to meet with Lisa and to submit a statement of interest in co-teaching DTC and evidence of teaching excellence (course evaluations or contact information for references who can speak to your teaching experience). Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their past and/or potential contributions to enhancing diversity, inclusion, and/or equity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.