University of Iowa — Lecturer, Scientific Writing

The University of Iowa’s Department of Health and Human Physiology invites applications for a 50% time, non-tenured Instructional Faculty (Lecturer) position in Scientific Writing for the academic year 2017-18, beginning August 2017, January 2018, or August 2018 renewable for a total of three years (2017-2020 or 2018-2021) and renewable thereafter in three year increments. Applications are sought from candidates with a demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching in writing with an emphasis on science. Duties of this position include teaching and undergraduate advising.

Instructional Topics include: Professional resumes (curricula vitae), application letters for employment, personal statements, popular science essays and articles, primary research articles, dissertations (MS and PhD theses), scientific posters, research grant applications and others.

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. For more information about The University of Iowa Instructional Faculty policy:

The Department of Health and Human Physiology 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.

Basic Qualifications: Terminal degree in the area of expertise (e.g., an MFA in creative writing, or a doctoral degree) with a strong background in a scientific discipline, as well as other educational qualifications appropriate for the position and evidence of potential in teaching, which can be demonstrated through experience in classroom teaching, pedagogically-related advising or mentoring, curriculum development, or other means.

Desirable Qualifications: Potential for outstanding teaching in writing about the sciences demonstrated by a strong background in professional writing, with a track record of publications in areas such as creative writing, nonfiction-essayistic writing, research grants, scientific online blogs, or scientific publications for the general audience in the public press.

Please submit applications online at Search requisition #71132. Screening of applicants will begin mid-June, and will continue until the position is filled.