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New York University invites applications for a number of full-time lecturers to teach intensive first-year writing courses in the Expository Writing Program (EWP), beginning September 1, 2017, subject to budgetary and administrative approval. Current program needs include, but are not limited to, expertise in teaching English-language learners, international students, and heritage language speakers; and experience and/or interest in teaching students in science and engineering majors.

These are full time, non-tenure track, renewable positions. Initial appointment is for three years, subject to successful annual review; subsequent appointment is for a three-year term, with the possibility for promotion to Senior Lecturer after six years in the program. Lecturers will teach six courses per academic year, to be distributed 3-3 or 4-2 across the fall and spring semesters as needed. An interest in service and program governance is also welcome. All EWP faculty are expected to participate in faculty development; new faculty are required to attend a week-long intensive faculty orientation before the semester begins.


Successful applicants will be strong writers who have demonstrated outstanding mastery of writing in their field and excellence in college-level teaching, and who have carefully considered the role of writing in undergraduate education. We welcome and encourage applicants from across the disciplines.

Preferred qualifications include any combination of the following:

  • 5 or more years' experience teaching composition and/or other writing-intensive courses;
  • 3 or more years' experience working with multilingual students, including both international students and domestic speakers of heritage languages, particularly in composition and expository writing;
  • TESOL certification and/or a research focus on multilingual learners;
  • experience teaching in a diverse, multilingual environment; and
  • an interest in teaching writing at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

Minimum qualifications:

  • PhD, MFA, or EdD (ABD considered, subject to successful completion of the PhD before the appointment begins);
  • 3 years' experience teaching composition and/or other writing-intensive courses.

We welcome applicants who can advise a range of students, including historically underrepresented students (students of color, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, and first-generation college students). We encourage candidates to describe, in their cover letter, how they will aid NYU in its commitment to building and maintaining a diverse community of thinkers and writers.

Application Instructions

Applications must include a cover letter with description of scholarly and/or artistic projects and reflection on approach to teaching writing and goals for student writers; curriculum vitae; writing sample (limited to 15 pages); evidence of teaching excellence (such as relevant evaluations); and names of three references. Materials received by February 13, 2017 will receive full consideration.

Please click here to apply by February 28, 2017. 

If you have any additional questions, please contact: 

Christine Jensch

Program Manager

Expository Writing Program

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