The Magid Center for Writing at the University of Iowa invites applications for a 100%, non-tenure track, Lecturer position to begin August 2024. The initial appointment period for this position is one year with the possibility of extension for a total of three years; the position is renewable thereafter in three-year increments. The successful candidate will have expertise in professional and community-based writing, teaching, and curriculum development. The Lecturer position will teach in-person and virtual courses, and the teaching load is anticipated to be 4/4.
Applications are sought from candidates with a demonstrated potential for outstanding undergraduate teaching across disciplines, experience building community partnerships and supporting outreach and engagement efforts, and excellent organizational skills. Candidates must be able and excited to teach both a professional communication course and a fast-paced, rigorous experiential learning course through which undergraduates volunteer with local area nonprofits.
This position entails teaching one section of WRIT:2100 Writing and Community Outreach (3 s.h.), two sections of WRIT:3005 Professional and Creative Business Communications (3 s.h.), and one additional course each semester.
WRIT:2100 is a community-engaged course in which student teams will partner with a local arts-focused nonprofit to bring initiatives to fruition.
WRIT:3005 explores the techniques, strategies, and craft of writing resumes, letters of interest, email and its related etiquette, and organization of ideas into presentable form. Instructors for this course must show knowledge and experience in professional communication. This course is taught both on-campus and online.
Application instructions: To apply, please visit the Jobs@UIowa website (https://jobs.uiowa.edu) and refer to requisition #75018. Evaluation of the following required and desirable qualifications will be made through (1) descriptions of educational, work, and community outreach experiences in the letter of interest, (2) accomplishments and productivity addressed in the curriculum vitae, (3) information provided from professional references. Screening of applicants will begin January 16, 2024, and will continue until filled. The position starts August 21, 2024.
Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any misconduct history or pending research misconduct investigation including but not limited to sexual misconduct in prior employment and provide a related release and will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.
The Magid Center for Writing and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.