The Department of English and the Core Writing Program at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applicants for two Lecturer II/Teaching Assistant Professor positions in rhetoric and composition to begin July 1, 2021. These are non-tenure-track, continuing positions in which faculty are eligible for promotion and in which the predominant responsibility is teaching. We are seeking candidates with knowledge and experience in teaching developmental writers. These positions will play a key role supporting our co-requisite model, which pairs a credit-bearing first-year writing course with reading and writing support labs run out of our University Writing and Speaking Center.
The Core Writing Program takes a rhetorical approach to writing and communicating, meaning that it emphasizes writing in-context, for specific purposes and audiences. In addition, it is part of a university-wide Writing and Speaking Initiative designed to ensure that UNR students graduate with strong writing and presentation skills.
These positions carry a 4/4 teaching load, with options for course reduction for academic advisement, training, assessment, and other administrative duties. There are also regular opportunities for off-term teaching for additional compensation. Our class sizes are small (15-19 students). For more information on the Core Writing Program, please visit our website. Core Writing
The University of Nevada, Reno reserves the right to hire at any level of Lecturer (I-IV) or Teaching Assistant/Associate/Professor (terminal degree candidates) that is appropriate for the hire.? If you have questions about title, please inquire during the interview process.
Candidates must possess experience working with diverse writers at the college level, and have an M.A. or higher degree in English, with a focus on Rhetoric and Composition or a related field, by July 1, 2021. Terminal degree required for appointment as Teaching Assistant Professor. Successful candidates must demonstrate an ability to collaborate with others on curriculum design and implementation while supporting the university’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Applicants with a PhD specialization in rhetoric and writing studies, who possess expertise in developmental/basic and/or second language writing.
Evidence of attention to diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching and/or service.
About University of Nevada, Reno
The University of Nevada, Reno, is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves 21,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and also earned the Carnegie Community Engagement classification. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world.
Located where the Sierra Nevada meets the hi...gh desert of the Great Basin, the University’s verdant, 290-acre campus is a 45-minute drive from scenic Lake Tahoe. Today, the University delivers on its land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students’ cognitive growth and academic achievement — all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education, according to both Forbes and Money magazines (2018). The University is ranked in the top tier of National Universities by U.S. News & World Report and in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
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