In 2021, the SAS Dean of Humanities launched the David Bartholomae Postdoctoral Lectureship. A collaboration between the Writing Program in the Department of English and the Division of Humanities in the School of Arts and Sciences, this program provides one-year lectureships to recent graduates of SAS Humanities PhD programs.

The Bartholomae Lectureship program has several goals. First, the program seeks to support the careers of recent PhD graduates by providing experience in writing instruction and writing program administration, as well as an extra year of support. Lecturers typically teach six classes during their appointment. Bartholomae Lecturers also contribute to administration and leadership activities in the Writing Program. Second, the program seeks to improve the teaching of writing across the disciplines by involving graduates from a wide range of humanities disciplines. Finally, the program seeks to improve the experience of our undergraduates by building a cohort of experienced and talented instructors with PhDs from the Rutgers Humanities Division’s excellent graduate programs.

The Bartholomae Lectureship honors David Bartholomae, Charles Crow Professor Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh, a distinguished graduate of the Rutgers English PhD program and a leader in the field of Writing Studies.

For information on this year’s Bartholomae lecturers, please visit this page.