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Instructor (Lecturer) or Assistant Professor (Lecturer) Writing & Rhetoric Studies at the University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC)

Posting Details

The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Instructor (Lecturer) or Assistant Professor (Lecturer)
Department 00095 - Dept of Writing and Rhetoric
Track Non Tenure Track
New Position to Begin 7/1/2018

Non-Tenure Line Instructor (Lecturer) or Assistant Professor (Lecturer): MULTIPLE POSITIONS in Writing & Rhetoric Studies

University of Utah Asia Campus, New Songdo City, South Korea

The Department of Writing & Rhetoric Studies (WRS) at the University of Utah invites applications for the career-line (non tenure-line, renewable two-year contract) position of Instructor (Lecturer) or Assistant Professor (Lecturer) at the University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) in New Songdo City, South Korea. Up to four positions will be available. The positions would begin 1 July 2018. Rank is granted based on advanced degree held (non-terminal master’s degree for Instructor; doctoral or terminal master’s degree for Assistant Professor rank). Salary is commensurate with experience. All full-time employees are provided a health benefit plan. Housing is provided for UAC faculty members with an E-1 Korean visa. Some personal and professional travel expenses are provided by the UAC.

The successful candidates will teach 3 courses during each Fall and Spring semester plus 1 additional course during Summer term. The bulk of the courses will be required lower-division writing courses; however, there is a possibility of elective course development in Writing & Rhetoric Studies, and there are other required general education courses the candidates may teach depending on qualifications, need, and scheduling. The Department and campus are especially interested in elective creative writing courses.

Minimum qualifications include an MA/MS in rhetoric and composition or a closely related field and a record of teaching success in relevant courses. Experience with and interest in teaching in a multilingual context is also required, and international teaching experience is preferred. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Applicants should supply a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, feedback reports from students and/or peers, and three letters of reference. Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Jay Jordan, Chair of Writing & Rhetoric Studies, at

UAC is part of a multi-university campus in New Songdo City, part of the greater Incheon metropolitan area in Northwest South Korea, approximately one hour southwest of Seoul and twenty minutes from Incheon International Airport. The five-year-old campus enrolls students from Korea, the US, and several other (predominately East and South Asian) nations; a majority of students enrolled at UAC specifically are Korean nationals. UAC hosts several undergraduate majors, including Communication, Film and Media Arts, Psychology, and Urban Ecology. All non-language courses are conducted in English.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with prior URS service may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information. This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Special Instructions for Candidates

For consideration, please apply online through the University system:

Open Date 02/20/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN00225CF
Type Faculty

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Evaluations
  4. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  2. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission