Full-Time Lecturer - Writing Program (ESL) - Department of English

The English Department at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for one or more full-time lecturer positions to teach and develop courses in our program for non-native speakers of English (NNSE), which is part of our writing-intensive general education curriculum (see: https://case.edu/artsci/writing/academics). We seek colleagues who champion an inclusive, diverse, and transformative university and who are excited to join our energetic and collegial program. Our first-year and advanced writing seminars cover a range of topics and emphasize intellectual inquiry, critical thinking, and academic writing. 

Lecturers’ responsibilities will include working primarily with multilingual writers from diverse educational, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, designing and leading first-year Academic Inquiry Seminars for non-native speakers of English, and consulting with students in the Writing Resource Center.  Responsibilities may also include designing and leading other writing-intensive seminars; creative writing, professional/technical or scientific communication courses; and/or other undergraduate courses. Opportunities for writing program administrative and assessment activities are available and count in the teaching load. 

Responsibilities & Duties: Teaching load is the equivalent of six courses over the academic year (does not include summer), which may include a mix of classroom teaching, WRC consulting, and administrative activities. Initial appointment is for one academic year, beginning August 2024; this position is eligible for annual reappointment based on performance and programmatic need.

About Case Western Reserve and the Writing Program: CWRU is an independent research university located in Cleveland's University Circle, a square mile urban district of cultural, medical, educational, religious, and social service institutions. We enroll over 12,000 undergraduate and graduate/professional students in both liberal arts and professional/technical disciplines. The Writing Program serves as a resource for all CWRU writers, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. Our Writing Resource Center offers consulting in several locations on campus, including our main site in Bellflower Hall, the historic building that serves as the home for Writers House, a gathering place for writers that supports community programming, craft workshops, and the New Gutenberg Annex, which is a moveable type print lab and book arts workshop.


Minimum Qualifications: PhD in TESOL, Second Language Acquisition, Second Language Writing, Applied Linguistics, English, or Composition and Rhetoric is required, as well as experience teaching writing to non-native speakers of English at the college level.
Application Instructions

How to Apply: Application materials should be submitted electronically at apply.interfolio.com/137835. Applications received by March 22, 2024, will be given first consideration; the position will remain open until filled. For initial consideration, please submit the following materials:

1.    A letter of application that describes your experience teaching college-level writing and the range of courses you would be interested in teaching
2.    CV
3.    Diversity statement (~1 page) that describes how your research, teaching, and/or service might contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion within your scholarly field(s) and/or how your individual and/or collaborative efforts may promote structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future.
4.    Teaching philosophy (~1-2 pages) that describes your values, goals, and beliefs about effective writing instruction at the college level

When candidates are selected for interviews, they will be asked to provide 2 confidential letters of recommendation and to prepare to speak in detail about courses that they would be prepared to teach. 

Case Western Reserve University strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment. All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age and genetics.

Case Western Reserve provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity by phone at 216.368.3066 or by email at equity@case.edu. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.