University of Nevada, Reno — Lecturer II, Rhetoric and Composition

The Department of English at the University of Nevada, Reno, invites applicants for three lecturer positions in rhetoric and composition to begin Fall 2017. We are seeking candidates with experience in writing pedagogy and first-year composition. This is a non-tenure-track continuing and renewable position in the Core Writing Program, which offers a series of first-year courses designed to meet the needs of incoming students. All writing courses are supported by an independent, long-standing Writing Center. In alignment with the UNR’s historic and current mission, Core Writing includes community engagement, service-learning courses, and WAC/WID threads. The position carries a 4/4 teaching load, though there may be course release opportunities for academic advisement, assessment, curriculum development, or other administrative duties. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in English with a focus in rhetoric and composition by August 15, 2017.

The University of Nevada requires that applications be submitted electronically where formal position announcements may be located by keyword or under College of Liberal Arts, Department of English. To apply, complete the brief form, and submit the following:

  1. CV
  2. Letter of application which details your qualifications, experience and interest in the position; highlights your leadership experience and/or potential; and indicates how you would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through your creative activity, teaching, and/or service;
  3. Please have three professional letters of reference sent directly to Roxie Taft at
  4. Teaching philosophy

All applications must be submitted electronically no later than March 31, 2017.

The University of Nevada, Reno, is the state’s flagship university and a land-grant research and teaching institution. It serves approximately 21,000 students, with significant and growing numbers of first-generation students and students of color ( UNR was ranked as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report and is centrally located adjacent to downtown Reno. Boasting a vibrant arts and restaurant scene, Reno has also become a hub for world-class outdoor recreation. It is situated on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe, four hours from the San Francisco Bay Area, and near both Yosemite and Lassen National Parks.

UNR believes that diversity promotes excellence in education. We are an inclusive and engaged community, and we recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.