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Job Announcement: University of Michigan

Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Multilingual Writers: Lecturer III, University of Michigan, Michigan, USA


Employer: University of Michigan

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/sweetland
Job Location: Michigan, USA
Title: Lecturer III
Rank: Lecturer III
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Multilingual Writing
LL Issue: 24.451
Date Submitted: 24-Jan-2013
Job Description: The Sweetland Center for Writing at the University of Michigan seeks applicants with a Ph.D. for two 100% LEO Lecturer III positions (pending approval) to begin September 1, 2013. These are renewable non-tenure track positions with an expected initial contract of four years. Full-time load is three courses per semester or the equivalent in other duties.

A center for research as well as teaching, the Sweetland Center for Writing offers a collegial environment of professionals who share a commitment to writing instruction and to increasing knowledge about writing and learning.

Instructional duties will focus on teaching and developing writing courses for undergraduate multilingual students and working one-on-one with multilingual students in Sweetland’s Writing Workshop. Administrative responsibilities include curriculum development, professional development for faculty across the college, writing placement advising, outreach to units that work with international students, and service on departmental committees.

Candidates should have a record of successful teaching of writing for multilingual students, as well as theoretical grounding in composition and rhetoric with an emphasis on multilingual writing. Areas of specialization may include World Englishes, English for specific purposes, English language learners, and similar fields. Also desirable is experience in one or more of the following areas: writing across the curriculum and/or writing in the disciplines; first-year writing; writing center pedagogies; and digital literacies. Excellence in teaching and instructional service will be the principal criteria used to select the successful candidates.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to select from a variety of other administrative and research areas. They can join ongoing, funded research projects to study the factors that contribute to continued academic success for multilingual writers and transfer students, electronic portfolio use in transitional and upper-level writing contexts, and longitudinal studies of student writers.

Terms and conditions of employment for this position may be subject to the provisions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers’ Employee Organization. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

To apply, send a letter of application, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., teaching evaluations), and three letters of reference to Professor Anne Ruggles Gere at the application address below.
Application Deadline: 15-Feb-2013
Application Address: Professor Anne  Ruggles Gere
University of Michigan, Sweetland Center for Writing
1310 North Quad
105 S. State St.
Ann Arbor   MI  48109-1285
USA 
Contact Information: Colleen  LaPere
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