RIT - Lecturer for University Writing Program

Requisition Number: 5448BR

School/Department: University Writing Program

College :

Faculty Rank : Lecturer
Tenure Status: Non-Tenured Track

Anticipated Start Date: Aug 2021

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DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:

The University Writing Program (UWP) at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a full-time lecturer position in Rhetoric and Writing (Composition) to begin late August 2021. This is a renewable position, with a 4/4 teaching load and service in the UWP. Competitive salary with full-time benefits.

The UWP is designed to both teach and support students as they write in various phases of their RIT career, from the first year on into graduate studies. Nearly all freshmen who enter RIT must take first-year writing, which means instructors interact with a wide diversity of students with different interests, backgrounds, and abilities. All UWP courses teach students that effective writing is a recursive process influenced by individual learning styles, social context, purpose, feedback, technology, and audience. The program offers direct and online instruction, in English and in ASL, as well as one-on-one writing professional and peer consultation. The UWP is strongly committed to faculty governance, and faculty members are highly involved in continuing to shape the program through committee work, curricular initiatives, and democratic decision-making.

We are particularly interested in applications from candidates who, in addition to teaching first-year writing, have experience teaching in a variety of undergraduate writing courses (e.g., basic writing, technical writing, advanced composition), and the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to RIT’s commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences. The ideal candidate will also have the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development; integrity, accountability, and ethics; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Applicants who have experience working with undergraduate and/or graduate students in writing centers or writing labs are also strongly encouraged to apply.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. We are seeking individuals who are committed to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

THE COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT:

The University Writing Program (UWP) is designed to both teach and support students as they write in various phases of their RIT career, from the first year on into graduate studies. The program offers direct and online instruction, in English and American Sign Language, as well as one-on-one writing professional and peer consultation. The UWP, with the help of the Institute Writing Committee, also supports RIT faculty in creating and implementing their writing intensive courses.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:

RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for “raising a family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “quality of life in the nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MA in Rhetoric and Writing (Composition), or disciplines closely related to Rhetoric and Writing.
  • 2 or more years of experience teaching post-secondary composition/first-year writing as the instructor of record or relevant teaching in a writing related discipline.
  • Active professional development in Rhetoric and Writing, or related professional development experience.
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty Keyword Search: 5448BR

Please submit: on line application; your curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

  • Three references regarding your teaching ability and pedagogy, and their contact information
  • Sample syllabus
  • One page statement of your teaching philosophy
  • One (1) page personal diversity statement describing your approach to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual difference in higher education contexts or related areas
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts

Questions, contact search chair, Dr. Matthew Houdek, mthuwp@rit.edu

Materials are due to the committee by 3/5/2021. Review will begin immediately after the deadline. Incomplete packets will not be considered for review.

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to careers@rit.edu.