Part-time Lecturer - BDIC

University of Massachusetts Amherst

United States

July 11, 2021


Part-time Lecturer - BDIC

Apply now Job no: 508292 Work type: Faculty Part Time/Adjunct Location: UMass Amherst Department: Bach Deg w/Ind Concentration Union: MSP Categories: Faculty

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 BDIC (Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration) Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is hiring for a non-tenure track part-time (50%) faculty to teach 4 sections per academic year of BDIC 350- Junior Year Writing and/or BDIC 494I- Integration and Innovation, our core offerings that satisfy the University's junior year writing requirement and the University's integrative experience requirement.
  • Classes are small, workshop-based, and writing-intensive emphasizing real- world interdisciplinary writing and speaking assignments that prepare BDIC students for today's dynamic interdisciplinary environments.
  • Openings may be available to teach on-campus courses as well as those offered through the University Without Walls (UWW). These latter courses may be taught during the academic year or over the winter or summer terms and are delivered in hybrid, mixed modal or fully online, allowing faculty to teach from anywhere with a dependable Internet connection. Successful candidates will have expertise or evident potential in providing quality teaching at the undergraduate level. A demonstrated ability to teach in both face-to-face and distance education formats is highly desirable.
  • Requirements:

    A Master's Degree in English, rhetoric, composition, technical writing, business communication, or related field is required. Evidence of experience and excellence in teaching is essential. Preference will also be given to candidates who have experience with, interdisciplinary writing, taught online and those with UMass experience.

    Application Instructions:

    To apply, please submit the following materials: (a) letter of interest addressed to the Search Committee Chair (Thomas Brashear Alejandro, BDIC Director), (b) curriculum vitae or resume, (c) evidence of teaching excellence, and (d) three letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed starting June 8, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

    UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

    Advertised: May 21 2021 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: