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Lecturer in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Feb. 3, 2023
Title Lecturer in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8E700: Writing Rhetoric and Digital Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2023
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Speech/Rhetoric
    Creative or Technical Writing
The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky invites applicants for a non-tenure eligible full-time Lecturer position to begin August 1, 2023. The selected candidate will be appointed to a nine-month faculty position for an initial two-year period that has the potential for renewal and for promotion to Senior Lecturer after five years. Areas of desired emphasis include pedagogy, first year writing expertise, and areas of research that fit within the department’s overall mission and vision.

Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies (WRD) is an independent department with 17 faculty members. We offer a BA/BS in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies and a minor in Professional and Technical Writing. Our dynamic faculty teach and research rhetorical theory, professional writing, public rhetorics, digital rhetorics, cultural rhetorics and ethnic studies, and more. WRD offers faculty interdisciplinary graduate teaching opportunities, is building a new digital lab for research and teaching and offers exciting opportunities for community outreach and research. More information about our department is available at

A Phd in English or Writing is required.

Applications should include the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy (upload as Specific Request 1), 4) writing sample, and 5) a statement on inclusivity (upload as Specific Request 2): As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. In addition, please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

The University of Kentucky provides comprehensive benefits which are fully described at
Review of applications will begin March 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Dr. Jeff Rice, Chair of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies at

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