Lecturing Fellow

Institution Name 
Duke University Thompson Writing Program
Position Rank 
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Lecturing Fellow, non-regular rank
Area of Specialty 
This position is 
Application Deadline 
February 15, 2019

Duke University Thompson Writing Program 

Lecturing Fellows 

Duke's Thompson Writing Program is a nationally recognized leader in preparing scholars across fields to successfully integrate writing pedagogy into their discipline-specific teaching. We anticipate offering Lecturing Fellow positions for Ph.D.s in a broad range of humanities fields. Candidates should be interested in developing their teaching abilities and gaining substantial undergraduate teaching experience. Successful candidates will join a multidisciplinary faculty charged with teaching an innovative first-year course in Academic Writing.

This year we are especially interested in hiring candidates with a Ph.D. in the following humanities fields: African and African American Studies, Archeology, Art History, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Classical Studies, Dance, Medieval Studies, Musicology, Philosophy, Religion, and Theater Studies. Following an intensive preparation and mentoring seminar, Fellows will draw on their disciplinary training and interests to design seminar-style courses introducing students to academic writing. Teaching load is four sections of Academic Writing per year (two per semester), with each section limited to 12 students. Fellows will also have access to professional development opportunities, and a mentor in their own or a closely related discipline. This appointment is for three years, non-renewable, at a level of Lecturing Fellow (non-regular-rank), starting July 1, 2019. Salary is competitive with a strong benefits package, and with opportunities for professional development. PhD required. Applicant must hold or anticipate receiving PhD before July 1, 2019To apply use our online application form at Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo ). 

You will be asked to upload 1) your CV, 2) a letter in which you a) outline your scholarly interests and research plans, and b) articulate your interest in the position, indicating prior teaching experience if any, and discussing what you hope to learn or gain from teaching academic writing, and 3) a brief proposal for a writing seminar modeled on course synopses posted on our website: https://twp.duke.edu/faculty/writing-101/guidelines. We may subsequently ask you to provide other supporting materials, including a more detailed course outline, other course materials, and three recommendations. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and/or interview process please contact Dr. Marcia Rego, Chair, Lecturing Fellows Search, Thompson Writing Program, Duke University, Box 90025, Durham, NC 27708-0025. Application period begins November 19, 2018. We will start reviewing applications on January 15; full consideration will be given to applications received by this date. Application period will remain open until February 15, 2019.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Course Load 
5-course load over 2 semesters
Placement Year 

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