The University of Nevada, Reno Writing & Speaking Center, the Department of English, and the Core Writing Program invite applicants for a Lecturer II/Teaching Assistant Professor, Writing Lab Coordinator, which will be a non-tenure track, continuing position, eligible for promotion, to begin July 1, 2021. This position includes a combination of curriculum development, facilitating/teaching small lab sections, and training for faculty and staff. We are seeking candidates with knowledge and experience in teaching developmental writers. This position will play a key role supporting our co-requisite model, which pairs a credit-bearing first-year writing course with reading and writing support labs run out of our University Writing & Speaking Center. This position will contribute to a university-wide Writing and Speaking Initiative designed to ensure that UNR students graduate with strong writing and presentation skills.
The responsibilities for this position include the following:
Plan and refine writing lab curriculum
Deliver writing lab sections as assigned
Grade lab assignments
Provide training for UWSC lab staff and for Core Writing faculty
Communicate with students, UWSC staff, and Core Writing staff regarding writing lab
Contribute to assessment of writing lab
Contribute to Writing and Speaking Initiative
This position has a variable teaching load of approximately 80% teaching in fall and 50% teaching in spring to account for other administrative duties as assigned. Lab sizes are very small (8 students).
Master’s degree in Rhetoric & Composition, Education, or a related degree or terminal degree to qualify as a Teaching Assistant Professor
Experience with basic writing/developmental writing curriculum and delivery
Experience with co-requisite first-year writing models
Experience with online teaching and curriculum development
Demonstrated commitment to supporting the success of diverse students
ELL/Multilingual learner specialization
Writing/Learning center experience
Professional development training experience
Evidence of attention to diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching and/or service
About University of Nevada, Reno
The University of Nevada, Reno, is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves 21,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and also earned the Carnegie Community Engagement classification. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world.
Located where the Sierra Nevada meets the hi...gh desert of the Great Basin, the University’s verdant, 290-acre campus is a 45-minute drive from scenic Lake Tahoe. Today, the University delivers on its land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students’ cognitive growth and academic achievement — all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education, according to both Forbes and Money magazines (2018). The University is ranked in the top tier of National Universities by U.S. News & World Report and in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
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