University of Nevada, Reno — Lecturer II, English

The Department of English at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), invites applicants for two (2) continuing lecturer positions to begin July 1, 2018. We are seeking generalists with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching to teach lower-division required courses in the literature and writing tracks of the English major and courses in the Core Curriculum. These may include courses in 20th century British and American Literature, 20th century Ethnic American Literature, professional writing, or creative nonfiction. The positions have a 4/4 teaching load with potential course release opportunities for academic advisement, assessment, or administrative duties.

The University of Nevada, Reno, is the state’s 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 enhanced value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates must possess an M.A. in English by August 2018.

The University of Nevada accepts applications electronically. Please submit a letter of application which includes a statement indicating how you would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through your research, teaching, and/or service, a curriculum vita, and a statement of teaching philosophy via the university’s website at
Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2017. We will begin reviewing materials immediately after this closing date.

EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.