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.
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.