Communication Department - Lecturer of Writing & Public Speaking

University of Massachusetts Amherst
October 15, 2023
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Communication Department - Lecturer of Writing & Public Speaking

Apply now Job no: 519504 Work type: Faculty Full Time Location: UMass Amherst Department: Communication Union: MSP Categories: Faculty, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description

The Department of Communication is accepting applications for a full-time Lecturer in writing/composition and speech. Of particular interest are candidates grounded in rhetoric and composition. We are looking for a candidate with experience in teaching writing and/or public speaking from a social science and/or humanities perspective. We are especially interested in candidates with innovative approaches to teaching writing and public speaking and those who emphasize both skill-building and engaged citizenship, including but not limited to critical pedagogies.

The initial appointment is for one academic year. The position will begin on Sept. 1, 2024, with the potential for reappointment contingent upon funding availability and satisfactory performance.


The candidate is expected to have a PhD in Rhetoric, English, Communication or related field at the time of appointment. The job will include teaching sections of a university-required, department-specific junior year writing course and an elective public speaking course, plus supervising graduate student instructors of these courses.

Application Instructions

Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (describing experience, philosophy, and future outlook), teaching evaluation and students' testimonies (if available), and 3 letters of recommendation. Please direct any questions to [email protected].

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages seven applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree.

Advertised: Aug 21 2023 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close:

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