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Renewable Term Instructor or Lecturer of English-Writing

The University of Oklahoma
Goldsby, OK
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Renewable Term Instructor or Lecturer of English-Writing

University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus
Open Date:
Jan 24, 2024

The First-Year Composition Program (FYC), Department of English, in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for Instructor or Lecturer of Writing. We seek three instructors with promising records of teaching writing to begin Fall 2024.

The position is a full-time, nine-month appointment with a standard teaching assignment of four courses per semester, to be taught in person. Faculty teach first-year composition courses (ENGL 1113 and 1213) that fulfill the University of Oklahoma's General Education requirements. Other teaching opportunities are possible commensurate with scholarly expertise and teaching experience. Service to the First Year Composition program is expected, with opportunities for faculty to mentor, participate in program assessment, engage in professional development, and other tasks. The standard distribution of effort is 80% teaching and 20% service. Applicants holding a MA degree (Instructor) receive a starting salary of $50,000; those holding the PhD (Lecturer) receive a starting salary of $52,000.

Though the position is untenured, it is renewable every 5 years. After the first renewal, faculty become eligible to apply for a promotion to Senior Instructor or Lecturer. After the second renewal, promoted faculty become eligible to apply for a promotion to Distinguished Instructor or Lecturer. Successful promotions require a strong record of teaching and service.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. The University of Oklahoma enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just south of Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on "best place to live" rankings.

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Required qualifications include a MA or PhD in English, Rhetoric and Writing Studies, or an allied field by August 2024 and experience teaching writing.

Preferred Qualifications

● A Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing Studies or a closely related field

● Experience teaching writing in a university setting

● Evidence of experience in using best practices in writing instruction

● Experience leading professional development workshops or mentoring new teachers

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and a teaching portfolio (may include student evaluations of teaching, a teaching philosophy statement, syllabi, and lesson plans) to the link here: Review of applications will begin March 1, 2024, but will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Roxanne Mountford, Director of First-Year Composition, at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Diversity Statement

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Mission of the University of Oklahoma

The Mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.

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