FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
The Department of English invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Professional Writing (PW), beginning Fall 2020. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Candidates should have a strong publication history in mainstream or new media publications in any PW specialization (such as health and science writing, business writing, technical writing, writing for non-profits, multimodal or social media composing, branding and storytelling, fashion or sports or arts writing) and/or several years of professional experience as a writer or journalist in an organization (such as a private company, media outlet, non-profit, or government entity). Multimedia experience, including video, podcasting, photography, and design skills, is a definite plus, as is editing experience, including topic or story development, copyediting, and proofreading.
Candidates should have a demonstrated track record of teaching excellence. Lehman students taking PW courses include both English majors and majors from various pre-professional majors (including Business and Accounting, Health Sciences, Speech Pathology, and Social Work), as well as Professional Writing minors, Professional Communications minors, General Education students, and graduate students in the PW Writing track that we are developing within the English M.A. Onsite and online PW courses emphasize not only writing genres and skills, but editing and publishing (for the academy, workplace, and community), in preparation for writing internships and related careers.
In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate PW courses, the successful candidate will be expected to teach English general education and composition courses, and to offer career workshops. The candidate will also be expected to advise students and to provide service to the department, college, and university via committee, administrative, supervisory, and other assignments normally associated with a full-time Lecturer appointment. Evening teaching may be required. Lecturers at Lehman teach 24 hours (8 courses) per year. Lehman College and CUNY funding is available through competitive grants for research (including research with students), travel, and professional development. All faculty are encouraged to seek external funding.
Lehman College is a senior college in The City University of New York (CUNY) system that prides itself on its commitment to public urban higher education. Located in the Bronx, the College serves its diverse student body of more than 15,000 students by providing a liberal arts education that prepares them for employment, graduate study, and the professions. In 2018, Lehman was ranked 3rd in the U.S. among four-year public institutions for economic mobility for students, and 1st in the U.S. among Hispanic-Serving Institutions with high extended upward income mobility rates.
The successful candidate will join a vibrant department with an increasing number of majors and minors and a nationally recognized faculty. One of nine departments in the School of Arts and Humanities, English values its ties with sibling departments – such as African American Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, and Journalism and Media Studies – while it also serves the larger College through courses in First-Year Composition, General Education, and Writing-in-the-Disciplines (for majors in Natural and Social Sciences and in Health Sciences). English students specialize in Literature, Creative Writing, Professional Writing, and (at the M.A. level) Writing and Rhetoric.
Bachelor’s degree in area(s) of expertise, and the ability to teach successfully.
Strong preference for M.A. or M.S. (or Ph.D.) in English, Professional Writing, Journalism, or a closely related field (such as Professional and Technical Writing or Technical Writing and Professional Communication) in hand by the commencement of the appointment on August 26, 2020.
Also required is the proven ability to teach successfully, a publication history in mainstream or new media venues and/or professional experience as a writer in a public or private organization, and the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
Salaries are commensurate with education and experience and subject to the Professional Staff Congress-CUNY salary schedule: http://www.psc-cuny.org/contract/psc-cuny-contract-salary-schedule.
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
HOW TO APPLY
How to apply:
Go to: https://cuny.jobs/lehman-college/new-jobs/
Click on the position announcement
Click the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions.
Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information).
Please submit completed applications by October 31, 2019 for full consideration. Review of CVs will begin on November 1 and continue until a candidate has been identified.