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CUNY Lecturer - Writing (English Department) in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: Lecturer - Writing (English Department)

Job ID: 21453

Location: NYC College of Technology

Regular/Temporary: Regular


New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of the City University of New York (CUNY) is a comprehensive college of over 17,000 students offering associate and baccalaureate degree in technology and health related degree programs, other career-oriented degrees and liberal arts transfer degrees in its Schools of Arts and Sciences, Technology and Design, and Professional Studies. Located in the Metrotech area of downtown Brooklyn, we are the largest public college of technology in New York State and exceptional in that we go beyond traditional class offerings to create a high-tech, hands-on educational experience for our students, preparing them for a rapidly changing world. For over five years City Tech has been among the leaders in the diversity of the students it serves among all Comprehensive Colleges/Bachelor’s (North) in the annual survey by U.S. News and World Report. Students and faculty are from more than 120 countries and speak more than 85 languages, with many students the first in their families to attend college. City Tech employs approximately 1,000 full-time faculty and staff, and over 900 part-time faculty.

The English Department at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), a comprehensive college of the City University of New York, invites applications for a full-time lecturer position in Writing, to begin September 2020. Reporting to the department chair, the candidate will join an English Department that offers a Bachelor of Science in Professional and Technical Writing, an interdisciplinary cluster in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and a wide range of courses in composition, literature, ESOL, and creative writing.

The successful candidate will have expertise in both first-year writing administration and professional and technical writing. The lecturer position carries a 24-hour course load, with release time allocated for administrative responsibilities. The candidate will be expected to divide their time between teaching courses in both first-year writing and professional/technical writing, and assisting with the administration of the First-Year Writing Program. As a full-time faculty member in the English department, the candidate will have service commitments at the departmental, college and university levels, but is not required to maintain a research agenda.

The First-Year Writing Program has recently launched an innovative curriculum with the mission of providing students with the ability to assess and perform in multiple writing contexts and genres, while paying special attention to the needs of multilingual and translingual writers. To this end, the successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the first-year writing director and contribute to curriculum development, programmatic assessment, faculty development, and college-wide literacy projects, among other initiatives. The successful candidate will also be expected to make a substantial contribution to the teaching of professional and technical writing courses for non-majors, particularly for students in Computer Science Technology who need technical writing courses to fulfill graduation requirements.


Minimum qualifications are Bachelor's degree in area(s) of expertise, and the ability to teach successfully.

Master’s degree preferred in rhetoric and composition, professional and technical writing, or a closely related field, with substantial experience teaching first-year writing and professional and technical writing. Candidates with experience teaching students of diverse racial, ethnic, educational, and linguistic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates with knowledge of contemporary composition pedagogy as it applies to writing program administration, best practices in the teaching of professional and technical writing, and the implementation of student-centered pedagogy.


Lecturers at CUNY are evaluated annually for five years, whereupon they are considered for the certificate of continuous employment, a tenure-bearing classification used for full-time members of the faculty who are hired to teach and perform related faculty functions, but do not have a research expectation. Please see the PSC CUNY contract for further contract language about Lecturer positions at CUNY.

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.


Candidates should provide a curriculum vita, a teaching portfolio, and a cover letter that addresses their background in writing pedagogy and professional and technical writing.

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Each application should include the following materials as one document:

  • A cover letter

  • A curriculum vitae

  • Contact information for three references familiar with your teaching

  • A teaching portfolio that contains the following:

  • A one to two paragraph summary of the candidate’s pedagogical approach to teaching first-year writing.

  • A sample first-year writing syllabus

  • A sample assignment sequence from this course

  • A one to two paragraph summary of the candidate’s pedagogical approach to teaching technical writing

  • A sample syllabus from technical writing course

  • A sample assignment sequence from this course


Open until filled with review of resumes to begin on or after December 16, 2019.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.