Lecturer in Writing
FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
The English Department at Baruch College of the City University of New York
(CUNY) invites applications for a full-time lecturer position in Writing to
begin August 25, 2022. The College is especially interested in candidates who
can contribute to our mission of educating one of the most diverse student
bodies in the U.S.We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are
under-represented in the profession across color, creed, race, class, ethnic
and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity.
Successful candidates will collaborate with an engaged full-time and adjunct
writing faculty to design and teach courses in first-year writing. This
position represents an investment by the College to increase student contact
with full-time faculty during students' crucial first year.
Through student-centered pedagogy, innovative curriculum design, co-curricular
programs and student mentoring, our First-Year Writing Program faculty
contribute to the College's first-year student retention and academic success
rates. In addition, lecturer writing faculty will have the opportunity to work
with colleagues and the Writing Program Director to further develop a shared
first-year text implemented in fall 2019 and accompanying teaching resources,
as well as to design, implement, and assess specialized curriculum and faculty
training for SEEK first-year writing courses, Learning Communities, and
multilingual and multimodal composition.
Lecturer faculty are considered “master teachers” who occupy faculty lines at
the College that are focused almost entirely on teaching (with some service
requirements but with no research expectations). Lecturer track faculty teach
24 hours per year with no research requirements. Courses in the First-Year
Writing sequence (English 2100 and 2150) are 4-credit hours, so teaching
responsibilities entail three courses per term, with an average of 75 students
total. Taking on administrative or other college service positions with
reassigned time attached, as available, can reduce teaching responsibilities.
Lecturer faculty make a substantial contribution to the Writing Program at the
College through participation in Writing Program assessment, curriculum
design, and faculty mentoring. Lecturer faculty participate as full faculty
members of the English Department, the College, and the University. Service
may include serving on committees and contributing to projects and programs,
especially those related to teaching and learning. In their fifth year,
Lecturers will be eligible for the Promotion to a Certificate of Continuous
Employment (tenure-like status) based on teaching excellence and dedicated
Baruch College, part of the City University of New York system, enjoys a
central Manhattan location with easy access to museums and other cultural
venues. U.S. News & World Report ranks Baruch #1 for lowest debt and #4
for ethnic diversity among universities in the north region. Candidates will
have the opportunity to work with a highly diverse, intellectually curious
undergraduate population in one of the largest public, urban university
systems in the U.S.
Bachelor's degree in area(s) of expertise, and the ability to teach
Candidates who hold an MFA or an MA in Rhetoric and Composition, English,
English Education, or equivalent field will be given preference (an MFA or MA
in these fields is required). Candidates with additional graduate coursework
or who are ABD will be considered; however, potential candidates should note
that these positions do not require a scholarly/research/publishing agenda.
Participating in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and writing
studies and pedagogy conferences is encouraged, and lecturer faculty are
eligible for professional development and travel funds.
Candidates for Full-Time Lecturer in Writing Positions should have
demonstrated ability in the following:
Teaching students of diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic, and educational
Creative curriculum and assignment design in research-based academic
writing at the post-secondary level
Active, student-centered pedagogy and significant student mentoring
Use of technology to support teaching and learning
Excellent teaching and peer classroom evaluations
At least three years of demonstrated, successful experience teaching first-
year composition at the college level.
With this search, we are particularly looking for candidates who have the
following specialized experience and demonstrated knowledge:
Commitment to Diversity : Teaching a diverse student body, Baruch faculty
should have a strong understanding of and experience with the literacy
practices of multilingual students, incorporating diverse rhetorics and
literatures in their courses as well as pedagogical practices informed by
translingual and multilingual composition theories.
Digital Literacy and Rhetoric : Since our second semester writing courses
include a multimodal composing requirement, and given the importance of
digital rhetoric knowledge in our students' lives, lecturer faculty in the
Writing Program should show evidence of creative use of digital platforms and
multimodal composing in their courses.
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering
health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and
savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research,
scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty
HOW TO APPLY
STEP ONE - Click "Apply Now"
To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by
clicking on "Apply Now" below. Candidates should provide
Curriculum vitae that includes the names and contact information for three
recommenders who can speak to your teaching
Diversity narrative describing your commitment to working effectively with
faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural campus.
Additional materials will be asked of candidates selected for the first
round of interviews and will be due on March 1. Those candidates will be
contacted by the College and asked to submit a teaching philosophy, three
letters of recommendation, a sample syllabus and major assignment sheets
from a recent course, and a narrative explaining a classroom activity that
helps demonstrate values you discuss in your teaching philosophy.
STEP TWO - Go to https: // www. baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/
All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of
recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described
Please go to https: // www. baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/ and enter the contact
information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically
send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full
instructions will be provided.
Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.
February 10, 2022
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apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected
groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the
basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or
gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.