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English: Visiting Assistant Professor in Writing

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Lecturer
  • Job ID: #18030
  • 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 in Writing

A full-time instructional academic staff position of Visiting Assistant Professor in Writing (official title: Lecturer) is available in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire beginning August 22, 2022. The position is for a two-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for one to two additional years based on successful review.

Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies, English, or closely related field. ABDs will also be considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of a record of excellence in teaching writing at the college level. Candidates must have at least two semesters of experience teaching first-year composition at the college level. 

Other strong assets include evidence of:

  • Experience with basic, developmental, and/or multilingual writers;
  • Experience with writing program assessment;
  • Experience with digital media/multimodal composition;
  • 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 apply.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate 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 in Writing” (search # 18030) 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, describing in part your approach to teaching first-year writing,
  • curriculum vita,
  • teaching portfolio (of no more than 10 pages; e.g., syllabi, assignments, etc.), and
  • list of three references.

In addition, one confidential letter of recommendation that specifically addresses your teaching abilities will need to be sent to Candis Sessions at  Please indicate “VAP – Last Name, First Name” in the subject line. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents (including the letter of recommendation) are received.

Direct any questions to Dr. Jan Stirm, English Department Chair, at

To ensure priority consideration, completed applications must be received no later than 11:59 pm on March 31, 2022. 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 equity, diversity, 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).