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Lecturer in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies

companyUniversity of Kentucky
locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Education / Training
Full Time

Job Title
Lecturer in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
8E700: Writing Rhetoric and Digital Studies

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Tenure Track Status
Non-Tenure Track

Required Education

A M.A. or Ph.D. in English or Writing is required.

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and DigitalStudiesin the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky invites applications for two full-time Lecturer positions to begin August 1, 2024. The selected candidates will be appointed to a 9-month, non-tenure eligible faculty position for an initial two-year period that has the potential for renewal and for promotion to Senior Lecturer after five years. The successful candidates will have pedagogical expertise and teaching experience in inquiry-driven first year composition and communication, technical writing, and digital studies. The teaching load is three courses a semester and the position will involve service assignments with the department. A M.A. or Ph.D. in English or Writing is required.

The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies (WRD) offers a BA/BS in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies, a minor in Professional and Technical Writing, and an online certificate in Professional and Technical Writing. Our dynamic faculty teach and research rhetorical theory, professional writing, public rhetorics, digital rhetorics, cultural rhetorics and ethnic studies, and more. More information about our department is available at

Applicants must include the following: 1) letter of application (upload as Cover Letter), 2) CV, 3) Teaching Statement (upload as Specific Request 1), and 4) a statement on their contribution toward inclusive excellence in teaching, research, professional activities, and/or service (upload as Specific Request 2). In addition, please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

The University of Kentucky provides comprehensive benefits which are fully described at

Questions about this search should be addressed to Dr. Josh Abboud, Search Committee Chair, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Digital Studies, University of Kentucky (

Review of applications will begin on October 21st, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.