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Postdoctoral Associate, Undergraduate Writing and Composition Instruction
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Mar. 21, 2022
Title Postdoctoral Associate, Undergraduate Writing and Composition Instruction
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department English
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Creative or Technical Writing

Position Summary
The Department of English at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Associates in Undergraduate Writing and Composition positions. These are part-time (.80 FTE) temporary positions with an academic-year (10-month obligation). These are non-renewable two-year appointments. Incumbents will have a 2-2 teaching load consisting of ENG 105 and a range of CL2 courses and have devoted time for independent scholarship. Postdoctoral Associates will be mentored and provided with professional development in writing instruction. Depending on staffing and program needs, that teaching load may be met with administrative and mentoring duties substituting for a section of teaching. The 10-month salary for this part-time appointment is $30,000. Information on benefits for part-time employees is available here.

See the special instructions for details on components of a complete application package.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications
PhD in English or related field in hand by time of appointment and conferred within the last 2 years (spring 2020 or later). Experience teaching undergraduate writing and composition courses required.
Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Conferred PhD from the University at Buffalo.
  • Direct experience teaching introductory Writing and Rhetoric.
  • Familiar with the use of and principles behind Eli Review in First-Year Writing.

Physical Demands
Salary Range $30,000
Type Part-Time
Campus North Campus
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Special Instructions Summary
Applications should include: 1.) A letter of interest indicating why the applicant feels they are a good match for this program and how they plan to benefit professionally from it; 2.) A CV 3.) A letter of recommendation and 4.) A teaching dossier. The teaching dossier should include a.) A teaching philosophy, b.) Two sample syllabi (a first-year writing course and an upper-level writing course), and c.) Selected student evaluations.

All application materials should be submitted via UB Jobs. Application materials submitted directly to the posting contact will not be acknowledged and cannot be considered.
Additional Information
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