1+ months

Lecturer in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Lecturer in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies
Requisition Number FE03380
Working Title
Department Name 8E700: Writing Rhetoric and Digital Studies
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track
Required Education
A Phd in English or Writing
Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Job Summary
The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky invites applicants for a non-tenure eligible full-time Lecturer position to begin August 1, 2023. The selected candidate will be appointed to a nine-month faculty position for an initial two-year period that has the potential for renewal and for promotion to Senior Lecturer after five years. Areas of desired emphasis include pedagogy, first year writing expertise, and areas of research that fit within the department’s overall mission and vision.

Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies (WRD) is an independent department with 17 faculty members. We offer a BA/BS in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies and a minor in Professional and Technical Writing. Our dynamic faculty teach and research rhetorical theory, professional writing, public rhetorics, digital rhetorics, cultural rhetorics and ethnic studies, and more. WRD offers faculty interdisciplinary graduate teaching opportunities, is building a new digital lab for research and teaching and offers exciting opportunities for community outreach and research. More information about our department is available at http://wrd.as.uky.edu.

A Phd in English or Writing is required.

Applications should include the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy (upload as Specific Request 1), 4) writing sample, and 5) a statement on inclusivity (upload as Specific Request 2): As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. In addition, please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

The University of Kentucky provides comprehensive benefits which are fully described at https://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/our-benefits
Review of applications will begin March 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Dr. Jeff Rice, Chair of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies at jeff.rice@uky.edu.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 

 As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. 

 Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Posted: 2023-02-06 Expires: 2023-04-13

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