The Academic Writing Program (AWP) and the Professional Writing Program (PWP) at the University of Maryland, College Park, seek lecturers for the Spring 2022 semester. Lecturers teach one or more of the following courses: First-year Academic Writing (ENGL101); Business Writing; Writing for Social Entrepreneurship; Writing About Economics; and Writing for Non-Profit Organizations. Lecturers can teach up to four courses per term; please note that all courses will be taught in person on the College Park campus.
Both the Academic Writing Program and Professional Writing Program are housed in and administered by the Department of English, and these programs are responsible for the courses that meet the university's two Fundamental Studies Writing requirements. The Academic Writing course teaches students how to participate thoughtfully, critically, and persuasively in academic conversations, while Professional Writing courses teach the research, analysis, writing, and language skills that students will need in their lives beyond the classroom.
Lecturers are directly responsible for teaching each 19-student class assigned to them. They design and teach interactive class lessons that help students learn how to plan, develop, compose, and revise each major writing project, and they grade and respond to student writing (at least five major projects per semester, each returned within two weeks of submission). Lecturers hold weekly office hours (at least one hour each week per each course being taught) and respond in a timely fashion to student questions and concerns.
First-time lecturers are issued a standard syllabus and writing assignments for the course, which they are able to adapt in order to build on the experiences and expertise they bring to the particular course. Lecturers also participate in their respective writing program's day-long professional development day before the semester begins and attend weekly (AWP) or biweekly (PWP) mentoring sessions with the program director or administrative fellows.
Lecturers who teach two or more courses are benefits-eligible.