Lecturer in English
Deadline for Applications is 03/02/2020

Code: 16261 Posted: 01/24/2020

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Lecturer in English.

The Department of Literatures and Languages at the University of Wisconsin­ Parkside invites applications for a full-time, renewable lecturer position. The position will focus primarily on the teaching of courses in the composition sequence.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach 30 credits of college-level courses in specified areas per academic year, participation in department communications, meetings, and assessment projects, and well as college and university meetings, events, and programs as assigned. Perform responsibilities including class preparation and assessment of student learning (including participation in department assessment projects).
  • Service to Department, College, and University- Provide service to the department, college, and university as assigned {participate in meetings, programs, and events).

Essential Knowledge, Abilities and competencies

  • The hire will be expected to be familiar with online learning management platforms, online grading programs, and appropriate computer technology, including software programs like MS Word. The applicant must be willing to learn potentially new programs, like Canvas and SOLAR.
  • The position does not include responsibility for money, university funds, or accounts that hold financial information.
  • The position will involve sitting or standing for long periods of time at a desk and doing computer work.

Education, Experience, Training And / or Certifications


  • Masters in English or rhetoric and composition (or an equivalent discipline) from an accredited university.
  • Strong record of teaching college-level composition courses.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student body.
  • Experience designing assignments to support academically unprepared learners.
  • Experience with technology in the classroom; excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated promise as an instructor based on evidence of teaching effectiveness.
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate depending on qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Names and contact information of three professional references
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Recent student evaluation
  • Graduate school transcripts

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Monday March 2nd, 2020 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Becky Schermer
Available Until: 03/03/2020

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