The Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University invites applications for multiple full-time academic professional track (non-tenure) Lecturers in English (Rhetoric) for the 2021-2022 academic year, with possibility of renewal. The start date for this position is August 16, 2021; classes will begin on August 30. The position requires a PhD in English or Rhetoric, with a specialization in rhetoric, writing, or technical/professional communication.
Lecturers hold non-tenured appointments with responsibility for teaching. The teaching load is 4-4 and will consist primarily of undergraduate courses in professional/technical communication, rhetoric, and composition. The ideal candidate will have experience in face-to-face and online instruction and a demonstrated commitment to using Open Educational Resources. Candidates may have the opportunity to teach specialized sections of professional/technical communication writing focused on contemporary issues such as global health advocacy, social justice, digital ethics, global Englishes, civic engagement, and the environment.
Texas A&M’s English department is home to an undergraduate major and minor, a certificate in professional writing, a minor in health humanities, and MA and PhD programs. Texas A&M University is an emerging Hispanic-serving institution committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission (https://www.tamu.edu/statements/mission.html) and living our core values (https://www.tamu.edu/about/coreValues.html). In 2019 and again in 2020, Texas A&M received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award (HEED) from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine. The English Department is especially interested in candidates whose teaching and mentoring are responsive to the diversity of the university community. More information about our department is available at https://liberalarts.tamu.edu/english/.
About Texas A&M: A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and one of only seventeen universities designated as a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, Texas A&M combines academic excellence and cutting-edge research with affordability and a commitment to producing academic, business, and civic leaders. Writing and rhetoric faculty have access to a university-wide writing-in-the-disciplines program housed in our University Writing Center at https://writingcenter.tamu.edu/.
Texas A&M is located in College Station, a thriving community known for the quality of its public schools, a strong local economy, and a low cost of living (https://www.cstx.gov/our_community/recognitions__rankings). College Station is a two-hour drive from Houston and Austin, and three hours away from San Antonio and Dallas.