Lecturer, Writing. IOWA CITY, IA. The Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing in the Division of Interdisciplinary Programs at The University of Iowa invites applications for a non-tenure track lecturer position for the academic year 2019-20, beginning August 21, 2019. This 50% position is renewable in one-year increments for the first three years (2019-2022), and renewable thereafter in three-year increments. Full health and dental benefits are included.
Applications are sought from candidates with a demonstrated potential for outstanding undergraduate teaching across disciplines, an interest in youth-oriented outreach and engagement, 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 will be volunteering in Iowa City schools.
This position entails teaching one section of WRIT:2100 Writing and Community Outreach (3 s.h.) and one section of WRIT:3005 Professional and Creative Business Communications (3 s.h.) each semester.
WRIT:2100 is a service-learning course offered in coordination with Iowa Youth Writing Project (IYWP); students create lesson plans, lead creative writing workshops in area schools and after-school programs, and collaborate to publish a final chapbook of writing from their teaching sites. As a component of teaching this experiential learning course, the lecturer will be required to observe student volunteering 3-4 times per semester. Because WRIT:2100 operates under the auspices of the Iowa Youth Writing Project, the lecturer will be asked to serve as a member of the IYWP's Core Leadership Team, a commitment that entails one weekly hour-long meeting.
WRIT:3005 explores the techniques, strategies, and craft of writing résumés, 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.
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 & 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.
The Division of Interdisciplinary Programs and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Evaluation of the following required and desirable qualifications will be made through (1) descriptions of educational, work, and outreach experiences in the letter of interest, (2) accomplishments and productivity addressed in the curriculum vitae and statement of teaching philosophy, (3) evidence of effective teaching (e.g., student evaluations, example syllabi or handbooks), (4) information provided from professional references. The review of applicants will begin on May 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
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.