January 26, 2013

University of Michigan Job: Writing Instructors for Multilingual Students

From http://linguistlist.org/issues/24/24-451.html

The Sweetland Center for Writing at the University of Michigan seeks applicants with a Ph.D. for two 100% LEO Lecturer III positions (pending approval) to begin September 1, 2013. These are renewable non-tenure track positions with an expected initial contract of four years. Full-time load is three courses per semester or the equivalent in other duties.

Instructional duties will focus on teaching and developing writing courses for undergraduate multilingual students and working one-on-one with multilingual students in Sweetland’s Writing Workshop. Administrative responsibilities include curriculum development, professional development for faculty across the college, writing placement advising, outreach to units that work with international students, and service on departmental committees.

Candidates should have a record of successful teaching of writing for multilingual students, as well as theoretical grounding in composition and rhetoric with an emphasis on multilingual writing. Areas of specialization may include World Englishes, English for specific purposes, English language learners, and similar fields. Also desirable is experience in one or more of the following areas: writing across the curriculum and/or writing in the disciplines; first-year writing; writing center pedagogies; and digital literacies. Excellence in teaching and instructional service will be the principal criteria used to select the successful candidates.

Application deadline: February 15, 2013.

View the full job posting at http://linguistlist.org/issues/24/24-451.html

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