English Composition Lecturer - University of Wisconsin Colleges

The Department of English and the University of Wisconsin Colleges, North Region are seeking a lecturer at UW-Marinette for the 2018-19 academic year with the possibility of renewal. Anticipated load is between 12 and 15 contact hours a semester.


Position Description

Teach first-year composition, developmental writing, and co-requisite writing studio courses in an award winning program at a two-year open admissions institution; teaching assignments will vary, depending on campus need. Oversee writing tutors in the Student Success Center.


An overview of courses is available through the UW Colleges English Department website: http://www.uwc.edu/literacy.


Minimal Credentials

MA in English or a closely related field; at least one graduate course in composition or reading pedagogy; experience teaching college composition or developmental English; experience working in a writing center; the ability to create an inclusive classroom learning environment and provide differentiated instruction for students with diverse learning needs.


Preferred Credentials

  • Graduate coursework in writing studies, reading pedagogy, developmental education, or postsecondary literacy
  • Knowledge of evidence-based principles for teaching college reading and writing, assessing student writing, and supporting underprepared college readers and writers
  • Experience directing a writing center and/or training writing tutors
  • Experience working with a diverse population, especially international students
  • Documented, ongoing professional engagement
  • The ability to teach a variety of different writing and/or developmental education courses
  • Familiarity with course management systems such as Canvas/d2L/BrightSpace and/or other online tools for college learning


Salary & Benefits

Appointment to the Instructional Academic Staff Lecturer series title (Associate, No-Prefix, or Senior) is contingent upon terminal degree and teaching experience. Gross salary is determined by the title and course load (FTE) granted. 15 contact hours in the English department equates to 1.0 FTE. Current full-time salary range for Instructional Academic Staff Lecturer series is from $39,116 to $42,867.


This appointment may be eligible for University benefits and fringes. Eligibility is contingent upon course load (FTE) granted.



Please send the following documents, in electronic form, via email to Sue Kleusch, Regional Executive Assistant, at Sue.Kleusch@UWC.edu with UW-Marinette English IAS in the subject line.


1.            A brief letter of interest,

2.            Résumé or curriculum vitae,

3.            Copies of all university/college transcripts, and

4.            The names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references


Applications must be accompanied by a statement of whether the applicant wishes to have the application held in confidence or made available to the public upon request.


Questions about courses may be addressed to the Chair of the English department, Professor Jennifer Heinert (Jennifer.Heinert@UWC.edu).  Questions about the Marinette campus may be addressed to Professor Jennifer Flatt (Jennifer.Flatt@UWC.edu).


Application Deadline

For full consideration, please apply by March 5, 2018.  Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.


About the UW Colleges and Campus:  The UW Colleges is the freshman-sophomore transfer institution within the UW System.  UW Colleges functions as a unit that comprises fourteen two-year campuses, each of which offers an excellent liberal arts and pre-professional education for students beginning work toward a bachelor’s degree.  The smallest of the UWs, the University of Wisconsin-Marinette is located in its beautifully wooded, bayside campus (about 50 minutes north of Green Bay, Wisconsin) from Northeastern Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and around the world (boasting a large percentage of international students).


UW Colleges is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. UW Colleges values diversity and inclusion.  We define Inclusive Excellence as “the intentional engagement of the broadest range of perspectives, backgrounds, needs, experience, and circumstance in order to maximize success.”  We value diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people.


UW Colleges does not sponsor successful candidates for visas or work authorization for limited term instructional academic staff positions. UW Colleges welcomes individuals with valid work authorization to apply.


An offer of employment is contingent upon the following: 1) the establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and 2) a background check.


It is the policy of UW Colleges to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at hrstaff@uwex.uwc.edu.