Lecturer – First Year Writing Program

The Boise State University First-Year Writing Program , a leader in innovation, collaboration, and scholarship, invites applications for the position of Lecturer. We seek educators who are energized by the possibilities of first-year writing to join our community. We encourage creative thinking throughout our program and seek colleagues who are interested in exploring innovations in first-year writing pedagogy and staffing. We are specifically interested in candidates who can teach and manage high-enrollment, high-impact (HE/HI) courses in a variety of modalities.

Our two-part first-year writing course sequence focuses on inquiry, reflection, rhetorical awareness, writing transfer, ongoing research, and extensive writing in non-fiction real-world genres. Faculty in the First-Year Writing program work toward the same course learning outcomes and common student experiences that reflect best practices for first-year writing. The position is a renewable nine-month, non-tenure accruing appointment.

Lecturers in this position are expected to have a high degree of knowledge in first-year writing pedagogy and theory in order to explore the best practices of our discipline and to provide mentorship and support to others. Applicants should have an interest in large, complex projects involving various stakeholders, and they should have strong communication, organization, and time management skills. First-year writing faculty receive mentorship and professional development and they will benefit from joining a well-established teaching mentorship program.

First-Year Writing Lecturers join an active community and play a vital role in Boise State’s new First Year Experience initiative. We have more than one available position. Remote options are potentially available.

About Us:

Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Boise State is Idaho’s largest Carnegie Doctoral Research University, enrolling the largest number of graduate students in Idaho. It is among 20 global universities identified by Times Higher Education as on a trajectory “to become globally renowned in the next 10 to 20 years.” Boise is an ideal place to live – a hub of government, business, arts, recreation of all types, health care, industry, and technology. Learn more about faculty careers at Boise State University .

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Rhetoric and Composition or related discipline and at least two years of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or related discipline and at least two years of experience. Candidates should demonstrate interest, experience, and expertise in First-Year Writing pedagogy and scholarship; have the ability and willingness to engage in pedagogical innovation; and include diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility principles and practices into their work.

We strongly encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups in the profession.

Required application materials:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online and must include:

  • A cover letter or letter of application,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • and a 1-2 page teaching philosophy that highlights pedagogical innovation.
  • The application interface will prompt you for the names and contact information of three professional references. Student evaluations are to be submitted upon request.

    Closing date: Friday May 19, 2023

    Send inquiries to Lana Kuchta at lanakuchta@boisestate.edu

    Salary and Benefits:

    Salary ranges from $43,175 to 47,750/per year, depending on experience Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family.

    Advertised: April 26, 2023 Mountain Daylight Time
    Applications close: May 19, 2023 11:55 PM Mountain Daylight Time

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