University of Utah Open (Lecturer) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Open (Lecturer)

Department 00095 - Dept of Writing and Rhetoric

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 7/12017


The Department of Writing & Rhetoric Studies (WRS) at the University of Utah invites applications for the full-time, career-line (non tenure-line, renewable five-year contract) position of Lecturer. The position would officially begin 1 July 2017 with initial teaching in Fall 2017. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The successful candidate will teach 3 courses during each Fall and Spring semester (on a nine-month full-time contract) and will have priority choice for summer-term teaching, which pays at a per-section rate above the base salary. The bulk of the teaching will be assigned in required lower-division writing courses; however, depending on qualifications and interest, career-line faculty members also typically offer courses in the department’s undergraduate major and minor in Writing & Rhetoric Studies, and they may also teach graduate-level writing across the curriculum classes.

Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree (terminal degree preferred) in rhetoric and composition or a closely related field and a record of teaching success in relevant courses. Experience with and interest in teaching in a multilingual context, teacher training, and/or other writing program administration are also beneficial. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Applicants should access the job listing at and supply a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of three references. Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Jay Jordan, Chair of Writing & Rhetoric Studies, at

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with priorURSservice may elect to enroll in theURSwithin 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSmust notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information. This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 05/25/2017

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00114CF

Type Faculty