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  Job Title: Lecturer and Associate Director of Freshman Year Initiative
  Job ID: 16333
  Department: English
  Location: Queens College

​The Queens College English Department invites applications for a full-time lecturer who will also serve as Associate Director of the College’s First Year Initiative(FYI)  program, to begin in Fall 2016-2017.

Working with the Director, the Associate Director will teach in the Freshman Year Initiative, Queens College’s award-winning program focused on first-year writing and general education. Freshman at Queens College are members of an FYI Community, which consists of a course in general education paired with a section of freshman writing. The course structure is supported by relevant mentoring and event programming. The academic home of the Associate Director will be the Queens College English Department, and the workload is 27 hours per academic year. That time will be divided between the administration of FYI and teaching in the English Department’s First Year Writing Program. After five years, lecturers are eligible for a Certificate of Continuous Employment (CCE).

The Associate Director will have primary responsibility for creating and scheduling FYI communities, facilitating collaboration between FYI faculty members, selecting and training student mentors, and for developing relevant programming for students and faculty. As a lecturer teaching First Year Writing, the Associate Director will be the primary liaison between FYI and the English Department. In addition, the Associate Director will collaborate with Academic Advising and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Further information on FYI and First Year Writing may be found at and

Queens College is an urban school with a student body that reflects the diversity of New York City.  With a mission to prepare students to become leading citizens of an increasingly global society, Queens College offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research.  The College’s liberal arts, science, and pre-professional programs have earned it high rankings in college guides such as “The Princeton Review America’s Best Value Colleges;” the College’s graduates have won prominence in nearly every field. 

The Queens College English Department teaches a wide range of undergraduate courses to over four thousand students, including five hundred and fifty English majors.  Its MA program serves over two hundred MS Ed and literature students, and its MFA program in Creative Writing and Translation attracts a select group of students from across the US.  The forty-five full-time faculty teach and publish in both traditional and emerging areas within the profession; recent hires include specialists in composition studies, nineteenth-century American, Asian American, African American, Caribbean, Victorian, Science Fiction, transnational, and Children’s literature.


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


​Completed master’s degree and additional graduate work in English, composition, rhetoric, linguistics, second language writing/multilingualism, or literacy theory; at least two years of college teaching experience in first year writing; evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching to a diverse student population and a commitment to engaged student learning as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field; experience with course development and administration of a first year writing program, including instructor training and assessment; sufficient background in the theory and practice of writing pedagogy to provide intellectual leadership for a program in first-year writing, and demonstrated ability to teach courses in the general education curriculum.


​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.


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Please note that candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, and one-page statement of teaching philosophy as a single document in any of the following formats:  .doc, .docx, .pdf format.

**Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example:  JDoeResume.  Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.

In addition, by the closing date of applications, candidates should have three confidential letters of recommendation sent by email, to, or by mail, to Glenn Burger, Chair, Department of English, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Queens College, Flushing, NY 11367.

Closing Date: April 8, 2017 with review of resumes to begin March 7, 2017.

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CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on the job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.
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