Barnard College invites applications for a three-year, non-renewable position as Postdoctoral Fellow in the First-Year Writing (FYW) Program. FYW teaches the skills of academic writing and critical inquiry to all Barnard students and prepares them for the rigors of Barnard's liberal arts education in all disciplines. The Postdoctoral Fellow will teach a 2/2 course load in FYW and will work closely with the Director of FYW on syllabus development in the program. Additionally, the Post Doc will lead workshops in innovative writing pedagogy for FYW instructors, and will give a series of talks and workshops for Barnard and Columbia faculty and students on writing both in and across the disciplines. The Postdoctoral Fellow will actively pursue research in writing pedagogy and writing programs, will produce scholarship based on their work at Barnard, and will work to develop professional connections between Barnard and our peer institutions.
Applicants must have earned their Ph.D. after May 1, 2016 or must plan to do so by July 1, 2019. Successful applicants will have a background in writing pedagogy and demonstrated excellence in teaching writing at the college level, preferably to students from a range of educational backgrounds (including non-native speakers), and will be engaged in pedagogy scholarship with plans to continue in the field. Experience working in a writing program and/or writing center is strongly preferred.
Please provide a CV, letter of interest that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, including sample syllabi of courses taught and/or a syllabus for an academic writing course that you have developed. Three letters of recommendation may be requested at the second stage of the application process.
All applications must be received by Friday, November 30, 2018.
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We especially encourage women and candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Department: First Year English
Required Qualification Summary:
Applicants must have earned their Ph.D. after May 1, 2016 or must plan to do so by July 1, 2019. Successful applicants will have a background in writing pedagogy and demonstrated excellence in teaching writing at the college level, preferably to students from a range of educational backgrounds (including non-native speakers), and will be engaged in pedagogy scholarship with plans to continue in the field.
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.