Overview

The Lecturer of Writing is expected to teach a variety of writing courses to freshmen and juniors to contribute to development of literacy skills at UHCL. Successful candidates will be able to teach first-year composition and junior-level advanced writing courses tailored to students’ majors in Education, the Humanities, and Human Sciences.

Duties:

  • Teach a 4/4 course load; courses capped at 25 for first-year composition and 22 for advanced writing; summer teaching is available. Be available and responsive via email to answer student questions regarding course material. Create a positive learning environment that encourages students to ask questions and to be active participants.
  • Provide students with the resources and guidance necessary for learning the fundamental concepts in the course. Hold office hours for a minimum of 4 hours per week.
  • Develop and implement online and face-to-face curriculum, including working with a cohort of writing instructors to create writing courses, define course goals and outcomes, determine weekly readings, videos, discussions, and assignments. Collaborate with the writing program faculty to update, refine, and assess the curriculum.
  • Active participation in Program, College, and University committees. Professional development: Lecturers are expected to attend to their professional development. Faculty development opportunities are available on campus, and some funding is available for conference attendance. Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications


Required:

  • Master’s degree in Composition and Rhetoric or English with an emphasis in Writing pedagogy, or other closely related field.
  • Experience teaching first-year composition.
  • Experience teaching in and creating online and face-to-face learning environments. Experience utilizing web conferencing and related applications.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including supporting students with intersecting marginalized identities.
  • Ability to teach effectively, including in an active learning environment with some focus on theoretical and applied knowledge of writing pedagogy.
  • Ability to engage a diverse student body in and outside of the classroom and to collaborate with faculty in writing and all other disciplines.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.

Desired:

Doctoral degree in Composition, Rhetoric or English with a pedagogy emphasis.

Experience teaching junior-level writing courses.

Experience in teaching writing courses for education majors.

Experience developing courses in writing in the disciplines.

Experience working with non-native speakers of English.

Detailed knowledge and strong background in academic writing and rhetoric.

Required Attachments by Candidate : Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Unofficial Transcripts, Teaching Philosophy or Statement, Evidence of Effective Teaching, Diversity Statement

Notes to Applicant :

Applications are only be accepted online through our Job Opportunities website. To apply, please complete the online faculty application and attach a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a teaching statement, evidence of effective teaching and a diversity statement. Reference providers will be contacted for final candidates only. Only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. must be provided as a condition of employment. A successful background check is required prior to on-campus interviews. Review of completed applications will begin immediately. We reserve the right to extend the search or not fill position.

University of Houston-Clear Lake is proud to be recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a member of the Minority Serving Institutions Program. UHCL is an HSI: Hispanic Serving Institution and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer supporting workplace diversity.