LINGUIST List 21.3868

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)

Description:

Writing and Critical Thinking Programme Faculty Positions

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

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

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

Candidates should hold a PhD or be ABD with the expectation of completionby June 2011, and have prior experience teaching undergraduateargumentative writing. Disciplinary specialty is open, but we areespecially interested in candidates who are active scholars in theirfields, 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. Completedapplications 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 tomake a campus visit. Please send applications to 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:
Director 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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