When vacancies in full-time lecturer positions occur, the program typically advertises in the Chronicle of Higher Education and on the BU Human Resources website. Initial one-year lectureships begin July 1 and end June 30, with the possibility of reappointment to two- and three-year lectureships. Full-time positions include a full range of benefits. We welcome applicants from all disciplines, including the social and natural sciences. Terminal degrees (Ph.D., Ed.D., M.F.A., etc.) are preferred. The full-time teaching load is three courses per semester.

Part-time lecturer positions are also filled during this time, though generally later in the search cycle, after all full-time appointments have been made. Applicants are encouraged to indicate in their letters of application whether they would also, or only, be interested in part-time teaching. Acknowledging this will in no way preclude their being considered for full-time employment. Part-time lecturers are compensated on a per-course basis, without benefits. Part-time teaching loads are usually one to two courses per semester.

Applications consist of a curriculum vitae, a letter of application addressing the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for teaching writing, and three letters of recommendation. During an active search, applications should be submitted according to the instructions in the job posting. Any questions regarding the submission process may be directed to writing@bu.edu.

Boston University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

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