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Sun Oct 03 2010

Jobs: Academic Writing: Lecturer, National U of Singapore

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        1.    Ros Nimi Saidin, Academic Writing; Disciplinary Speciality Open: Lecturer, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Message 1: Academic Writing; Disciplinary Speciality Open: Lecturer, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Date: 01-Oct-2010
From: Ros Nimi Saidin <usprnnus.edu.sg>
Subject: Academic Writing; Disciplinary Speciality Open: Lecturer, National University of Singapore, Singapore
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University or Organization: National University of Singapore
Department: University Scholars Programme
Job Location: Singapore
Web Address: http://www.nus.edu.sg
Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Academic Writing; Disciplinary Speciality Open

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Writing and Critical Thinking Programme Faculty Positions

We are looking for colleagues who can teach academic writing through
topic-specific interdisciplinary courses. The positions will be in the
University Scholars Programme (USP), a premier undergraduate honours
programme at the National University of Singapore, one of Asia's leading
research universities.

The two posts are non-tenure track lecturerships, normally contracted for
three years in the first instance and renewable indefinitely subject to
good performance. The majority of courses to be taught will be the USP
'Writing and Critical Thinking (WCT)" modules, though appointees will also
have the opportunity to develop and teach the occasional non-writing module
in USP.

The normal teaching load is 2/2, and each WCT class, because of its
intensity, is capped at 12 students. WCT courses are rigorous and
intellectually engaging, and focus more on critical thinking than on the
mechanics of composition. Classes are interdisciplinary and themed around a
content area developed by the instructor, but with writing and critical
thinking components that are consistent across all WCT courses.

Candidates should hold a PhD or be ABD with the expectation of completion
by June 2011, and have prior experience teaching undergraduate
argumentative writing. Disciplinary specialty is open, but we are
especially interested in candidates who are active scholars in their
fields, and who regard writing as foundational for academic success.

Remuneration and benefits are highly competitive.

We are looking for candidates who can begin in July 2011. Completed
applications received by the 30th October 2010 will receive full consideration.

Interested applicants should submit their applications with a cover letter;
a resume; and a statement of the principles that underlie their teaching.
Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide further information and to
make a campus visit. Please send applications to uspbox24nus.edu.sg or by
mail to the address below.

Further questions about the position should be directed to Professor John
Richardson, Director, USP at uspbox24nus.edu.sg

More information about the USP and WCT can be found on the above website.

Application Deadline: 30-Oct-2010
Mailing Address for Applications:
University Scholars Programme
National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent
Singapore 119260
Email Address for Applications: uspbox24nus.edu.sg
Contact Information:
Ms Ros Nimi Saidin
Email: usprnnus.edu.sg
Phone: 6565164614
Fax: 6567731012
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