The Cook Family Writing Program

Weinberg College, Northwestern University
Part-time, non-continuing instructors for English 106-1, 2

We have openings for part-time instructors to co-teach sections of English 106-1, 2 in the fall, winter, and/or spring quarters of the 2016-17 AY. 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 engineering design 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 TTH 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. A section counts as a .5 teaching unit (that is, two sections of DTC constitute the equivalent of teaching one Weinberg course). 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 will begin on July 1, 2016.  A master’s degree in composition or a related field (e.g. journalism, business communication) is a preferred qualification. Please send current CV or resume and evidence of teaching excellence (course evaluations or contact information for references who can speak to your teaching experience) to Penny Hirsch (phirsch@northwestern.edu). AA/EOE. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.