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Requisition # 72115

Position Basics

Type of PositionOTHER
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The University of Iowa’s Department of Rhetoric invites applications for full-time Lecturer positions to begin in August 15, 2018. Lecturer positions are academic-year, term faculty appointments, with summer session appointment possible on the same basis as for other faculty. Although they are not tenure-track, Lecturers are considered regular (not temporary) faculty. Although the appointment is initially for one academic year (August 2018-May 2019), it is renewable up to three years, with subsequent three-year appointments possible, subject to satisfactory review. The Department [separate from Communication Studies Department, which offers courses in Rhetorical Studies] teaches the required undergraduate Rhetoric course (a 4-credit-hour course, including special foci across disciplines). Responsibilities include teaching this course and mentoring graduate teaching assistants. The Department also offers a Minor in Rhetoric and Persuasion, with established and developing courses.

In 2016, the University of Iowa adopted a new policy governing the rights and responsibilities of Instructional Faculty, including the addition of promotion criteria and ranks. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is currently engaged in implementing the new policy. For more information about the UI Instructional Faculty policy: https://provost.uiowa.edu/instructional-faculty-track-appointments.

Education Requirement:

A terminal degree in Rhetoric, Composition, ESL, Communication, or a related subject area, in hand by date of appointment (August 15, 2018), is required.

Required Qualifications:

Demonstrated excellence in teaching college-level reading, writing and/or speaking courses; experience with academic skill building; experience in graduate training in pedagogy.

Desirable Qualifications:

Scholarly/teaching interest in critical reading, thinking, speaking and writing; Experience in the design and production of media/multimodal materials; Experience teaching in a Reading, Writing and/or Speaking Center; Experience in Service Learning, public engagement; Experience working with International students; Experience mentoring new teachers; experience crafting pedagogy for First Generation undergraduates.


Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Supporting Attachments
Transcripts (unofficial is accepted)
Evidence of successful teaching, including samples
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

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Contact Information

Contact:Abby Rush - abby-rush@uiowa.edu
173 EPB
Phone: 319-335-0203
Department URL: https://clas.uiowa.edu/rhetoric/

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