Job Opportunities

Director of the Rutgers English Language Institute

The Department of English at Rutgers University seeks to appoint a Director of the Rutgers English Language Institute at the rank of Associate Teaching Professor. The Director will serve a three-year renewable term effective July 1, 2019 or earlier. Candidates will possess a record of innovative and collaborative leadership experience in English language acquisition, American language studies, or writing studies for international students, as well as a strong record of professional engagement and teaching in these or related fields.

This is an administrative position on a calendar-year appointment. The Director of RELI will report to both the Executive Director and the Director of the Writing Program, which is part of the Department of English. The Director of RELI will teach two courses per year and have responsibility for all of the Writing Program units related to international students: the EAD (English for Academic Discourse) program; graduate courses for international teaching assistants; and summer programs for non-matriculated international students. We are seeking to appoint a Director who can provide guidance to other departments within the School of Arts and Sciences, building bridges between units and offering advice in developing courses, curricula, and other forms of support for the increasing population of international students throughout the disciplines. At the same time, the Director of RELI will also oversee all of the Writing Program’s ESL initiatives.

Application Deadline: March 30, 2019 

Apply online at jobs.rutgers.edu.

Non-Tenure Track Teaching Instructor

The Writing Program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is pleased to invite applications for the position of teaching instructor. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track teaching position, with a start date of September 1, 2019. Teaching instructors teach 21 credits per academic year, typically distributed as a 4/3 course load, with no more than 22 students per class. The initial contract is for a period of one year with the possibility for reappointment. Starting salary for the 2019-2020 academic year is $56,169 plus health and retirement benefits, and eligibility for conference travel grants.

The recommended deadline for full consideration is Friday, March 15, 2019, although candidates who apply after this date may be considered depending on continuing need. Candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy; additional materials will be requested of those invited to interview.

The Writing Program provides instruction to more than 18,000 undergraduate students each year, and all courses share the curricular goal of helping students establish a foundation in writing and critical thinking practices that will serve them throughout their college careers and beyond.

A member of the Association of American Universities and Big Ten Academic Alliance, Rutgers University–New Brunswick is the flagship campus of New Jersey’s public research university. Rutgers University–New Brunswick is located in the center of the Northeast Corridor, with convenient access to New York City and Philadelphia.

Teaching Instructor

Writing Program faculty begin by teaching Expository Writing, the course required of all Rutgers students, and/or its preparatory course, Basic Composition. In both courses, students compose a sequence of analytic essays in which they develop original interpretive positions derived from synthetic analysis of nonfiction texts. Instructors who are reappointed after their initial contract may go on to teach more advanced courses, such as Research in the Disciplines or Business and Technical Writing. Faculty benefit from regular meetings with Writing Program directors, as well as pedagogy workshops and other professional development opportunities.

Qualifications

Successful candidates will be strong writers who demonstrate commitment to – and excellence in – teaching at the college level. An advanced degree (e.g. Ph.D., Ed.D., M.F.A., or M.A.) is required.

Preferred qualifications include three or more years teaching composition or other writing-intensive courses as instructor of record; experience teaching English-language learners or international students; and evidence of institutional service promoting equity and diversity.

Successful candidates must be available to attend in-person faculty training August 26–30, 2019.

pdfFull NTT job description. 

Apply online at jobs.rutgers.edu.

Part-Time Teaching

The nationally recognized Rutgers Writing Program welcomes applications year-round for the position of Part-Time Teacher. Our faculty teach students to close read nonfiction prose, connect texts, synthesize ideas, and present independent arguments clearly with support from textual analysis. We invite you to apply to become a part of our growing community of writing instructors. 


Interested applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Expository Writing course page and are invited to apply by submitting a cover letter, c.v., and scholarly writing sample to the Rutgers Writing Program Part-Time Lecturer application website.  

PTT-eligible salaries start at $1,726 per credit.

Non-Tenure Track Teaching Instructor – Business & Technical Writing Division

Business & Technical Writing instructors teach a range of courses, including introductory classes designed to meet the basic communication needs of students in business, technical, and professional fields, and more advanced courses such as Writing in the Professions, Grant Writing, and Web Authoring. Faculty benefit from regular meetings with Writing Program directors, as well as pedagogy workshops and other professional development opportunities.

Qualifications

Successful candidates will be strong writers who demonstrate commitment to – and excellence in – teaching at the college level. An advanced degree (e.g. Ph.D., Ed.D., M.B.A., or M.A.) is required. Practical experience in workplace writing will also be considered.

Preferred qualifications include three or more years teaching professional, business, scientific, and/or technical writing; experience teaching English-language learners or international students; and evidence of institutional service promoting equity and diversity.

Successful candidates must be available to attend in-person faculty training August 26–30, 2019.

pdfFull NTT Business & Technical Writing Instructor job description.

DEADLINE March 15, 2019

Apply online at jobs.rutgers.edu.

Non-Tenure-Track Teaching Instructor – Graduate Writing Program

Graduate Writing Program faculty teach classes to graduate students from across Rutgers in an introductory course and two advanced courses, Writing for Publication and Writing the Dissertation.  Faculty provide extensive, discipline-specific feedback on student work through written comments and one-on-one conferences. At the same time, they provide general instruction and foster interdisciplinary dialogue in a unique classroom setting that features a diverse combination of students from STEM fields, the social sciences, and the humanities. Faculty benefit from regular meetings with Writing Program directors, as well as pedagogy workshops and other professional development opportunities. Graduate Writing Program faculty may occasionally have the opportunity to teach in Rutgers University’s nationally recognized undergraduate Writing Program.

Qualifications

Successful candidates will be accomplished scholarly writers who demonstrate excellence in teaching at the college level and experience in teaching at the graduate level or demonstrated potential for success in this area. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by Fall 2019.  

Preferred qualifications include three or more years teaching composition or other writing-intensive courses as instructor of record; experience teaching English-language learners or international students; and evidence of institutional service promoting equity and diversity.  Some experience with STEM writing is preferable; willingness to learn the fundamentals of STEM writing is required.

Successful candidates must be available to attend in-person faculty training August 26–30, 2019.

pdfFull NTT Teaching Instructor - Graduate Writing Program Job Description

DEADLINE Friday, March 15, 2019

Apply online at jobs.rutgers.edu