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English: Visiting Assistant Professor and Lecturers in Writing

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Lecturer title series
  • Job ID: #16446
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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English: Visiting Assistant Professor and Lecturers in Writing

We anticipate hiring three full-time instructional academic staff positions to teach first-year writing in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire beginning August 24, 2020: One Visiting Assistant Professor in Writing and two Lecturer positions. The Visiting Assistant Professor position is for a two-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for one to two additional years (with a limit of four years total) based on successful review. The Lecturer positions are one-year appointments.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or terminal degree in Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies, English, or closely related field. ABDs will also be considered;
  • Experience teaching first-year composition at the college level of at least two semesters or at least four sections/courses;
  • Evidence of a record of excellence in teaching writing at the college level. 

Other strong assets include evidence of:

  • Experience with digital media in writing and/or multimodal composition;
  • Evidence of success teaching basic, developmental, and/or multilingual writers;
  • Evidence of success teaching introductory literature courses.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

Individuals who have held the position of Visiting Assistant Professor in Writing at UW-Eau Claire are not eligible to be considered for the Visiting Assistant Professor in Writing position. 

Responsibilities: The successful candidates will teach 15 credits each semester, primarily in the first-year writing program, the Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing (  

University and Eau Claire Community: The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire promotes diversity and inclusiveness, stewardship and sustainability, leadership and innovation.  With approximately 11,500 students, UW-Eau Claire is consistently rated as one of the top public regional universities in the Midwest and enjoys a national reputation for excellence in liberal education, faculty-undergraduate research, and study abroad. Faculty resources include the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, both of which offer professional development opportunities and the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration. 

A community of 68,000, Eau Claire is the largest city in western Wisconsin with thriving arts and music scenes, recently featured in the Star Tribune, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Thrillist (, and other media sources. Eau Claire and the surrounding areas offer scenic rivers, parks, bike trails, farmers’ markets, outdoor concerts, writing retreats, poetry readings, and more. Eau Claire is 90 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul, which additionally offers world-class theater, symphony and chamber orchestras, opera, and major league sports. 

Application Procedure: Applications are submitted electronically:

Click on “English: Visiting Assistant Professor and Lecturers in Writing” (Job ID# 16446) and follow the steps under “To Apply” in the frame on the right. Please upload the following documents as part of your application:

  • letter of application,
  • curriculum vita,
  • teaching portfolio for first-year writing that includes a brief teaching statement and examples of instructional materials (no more than 10 pages), and
  • contact information for three references. 

Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are received.

Direct any questions to Dr. Erica Benson, English Department Chair, at

To ensure priority consideration, completed applications must be received no later than 11:59 pm on April 15, 2020. However, screening may continue until the position is filled.

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: