Full time Assistant/associate professor of instruction
Northwestern University’s Cook Family Writing Program invites applications for a continuing teaching track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction, beginning September 1, 2019. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position. The initial contract for this position is two years.
Responsibilities include teaching six quarter-long undergraduate courses per academic year, or the equivalent, in a 2/2/2 schedule. Given current program needs, candidates should demonstrate interest in teaching Writing and Speaking in Business and/or Design Thinking and Communication (team taught in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science). Other teaching opportunities may include a first-year seminar, expository writing, and intermediate and/or advanced composition. Candidates may also have teaching and/or administrative opportunities in the peer writing centers overseen by the Cook Family Writing Program.
Requirements include a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., rhetoric and composition, technical or business communication, English, or applied linguistics). Preference will be given to excellent teachers who have two or more years experience teaching writing. Successful candidates may also have expertise in online/digital pedagogy, ESL/EFL writers, and/or (multi)media literacies. All candidates must have an interest in co-teaching and in working collaboratively with colleagues to develop course materials and pedagogy.
In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 15.
Application materials—to be submitted online—include a letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio (statement of teaching philosophy, course syllabi, teaching evaluations from 2-3 recently taught courses, etc.), a diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation (at least two of which address the candidate's abilities in the classroom). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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).
- Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted.
- Please also prepare a list of names and email addresses for your external academic references; your references will be contacted directly by the online system and invited to upload their letters on your behalf.
- All required fields in the application form are marked with an asterisk and must be filled before clicking the “Submit” button.
- Be aware that incomplete applications cannot be saved.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.Back to top