University of New Mexico: Two Lecturer II positions in tech/prof writing and/or composition and rhetoric

Two Lecturer II Positions in Technical/Professional Writing and/or Composition and Rhetoric

We invite applications for two non-tenure track, renewable Lecturer II appointments to begin August 2013.

Minimum qualifications: MA or other relevant graduate degree in English or a related discipline by August 2013; academic specialization or significant professional experience in technical/professional writing or composition and rhetoric; two years or more of post-secondary teaching experience in technical/professional writing or composition and rhetoric.

Preferred qualifications: experience developing curricula for sophomore-level business-writing courses; experience teaching business writing; experience in health-sciences writing, legal writing, multilingual writers, digital and multimodal rhetoric, service learning, or community engagement; experience developing and teaching online courses in writing; ability to contribute to diversity through their teaching, research, and service.

Responsibilities: The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity through their teaching and service. Teaching load is 4/4 with reductions for administrative and/or curriculum-development duties. Teaching includes core-curriculum courses in technical/professional writing and first-year composition. See our website for more information about Core Writing (, Professional Writing (, and the Internship Program (

Successful candidates will have these areas of expertise, interest, and experience:
• At least one of the successful candidates will teach Core Writing (undergraduate) classes in professional (technical and business) writing and/or composition and rhetoric and will help develop a course for the Writing and Speaking Core geared specifically to majors in business and administration.
• The other successful candidate may or may not have expertise and experience in business writing but will teach Core Writing (undergraduate) classes in professional writing and/or composition and rhetoric.
Applying: For best consideration, please submit all application materials (cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference) no later than June 14, 2013. However, the position will remain open until filled. Submit cover letter and CV through, Posting# 0820589. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be delivered electronically or by print via USPS: electronically submitted letters or instructions for retrieving them should be sent to with “References for [NAME}” in the subject line; print letters should be sent to Charles Paine, Professor, Chair of Search Committee, English, UNM, MSC03 2170, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001.

Qualified applicants from all underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and educator. This position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.