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Qualified candidates should submit the following materials: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, names and email address of three references, and a Teaching Portfolio. The closing date for applications is January 15, 2018, review of applications will also begin on this date. The Search Committee Chair is Christy Desmet, who can be reached at

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Lecturer
Posting Number 2017_00533F
Posting Type
Official Title LECTURER
Working Title LECTURER
Title Code 55000
Retirement Plan
Department ENGLISH
Salary Range
Job Summary

The English Department at the University of Georgia announces a search for a Lecturer in Rhetoric and Composition to begin in August 2018. The successful candidate will teach First-year Composition and some upper-division writing courses. The teaching load for Lecturers is 4/4. This is a non-tenure-track position, renewable on a yearly basis depending on satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. Lecturers can be promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer after five years of service.

The English Department at the University of Georgia is a diverse scholarly community of more than 40 faculty, 75 graduate students, and more than 500 undergraduate majors and minors. The Department sponsors residential study-abroad programs in Oxford, England; Cortona, Italy; and Monteverde, Costa Rica. Founded in 1785, The University of Georgia is a land-grant and sea-grant institution of higher education that was the first state-supported, chartered school in the US. Ranked nationally among the top twenty large public research universities, the University of Georgia is home to a world class research library, three major special collections archives, a recently completed Digital Humanities lab housed in the Main Library, the State Museum of Art, the University of Georgia Press, and state-of-the art learning centers. Athens, Georgia, is one of the U.S.’s most beloved college towns and home to a legendary music and art scene. Downtown Atlanta is a ninety-minute drive away.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Instructors are expected to support the college’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment.

The University of Georgia, located in Athens, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, or veteran status.
Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Minimum Qualifications

Acceptable credentials are an MFA with academic coursework in rhetoric, composition theory and pedagogy, or professional writing and two years of experience teaching writing.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred credentials are a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition and a minimum of two years experience teaching writing; or a Ph.D. in English with academic coursework in rhetoric, composition theory and pedagogy, or professional writing and a minimum of two years experience teaching writing.

We particularly welcome candidates with expertise in and ability to teach in one or more of the following secondary areas: digital writing and rhetoric; professional and technical communication; multimodal composition; new media; writing analytics; and multilingual writing. Experience working with, teaching, and/or mentoring diverse groups is desirable.

Degree Level
Posting Date 10/24/2017
Open Until Filled No
Closing Date 01/15/2018
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you legally authorized to work in the US?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  4. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation