Almost all of the sections of Writing 20 at Duke are designed and taught by a multidisciplinary cadre of postdoctoral scholars whom we call TWP Writing Fellows. We have the opportunity to recruit several additional postdoctoral fellowships on an interdisciplinary faculty charged with teaching this innovative first-year course in Academic Writing.
We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in any field and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. While the TWP Fellows vary widely in their disciplinary training--from Biology and Engineering to Political Science and Sociology to English and History and Philosophy--a common interest in teaching undergraduates unites their work. Most Fellows plan to move on from the TWP to tenure-stream teaching positions in their own disciplines, and we hold a strong track record in helping them do so. Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Fellows are asked to draw on their disciplinary training and interests to design a seminar-style course introducing students to academic writing. Teaching load is five sections of Academic Writing per year, with each section limited to 12 students. Appointment is at a level of Lecturing Fellow (non-tenure-track), starting July 1. Contract is for an initial three years, renewable after successful review for two more years. Salary is competitive with a strong benefits package, and with opportunities for professional development. To apply use our online application form at http://uwp.duke.edu/fellowships Send us your CV, a letter in which you discuss your aims in teaching Academic Writing, a brief proposal for a writing seminar modeled on course synopses posted on our website.
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