Job ID: 222818

Lecturer in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies

University of Kentucky

  • Oct. 4, 2023
  • Lecturer in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies
  • 8E700: Writing Rhetoric and Digital Studies
  • University of Kentucky
    Lexington, KY
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Speech/Rhetoric
    Creative or Technical Writing
The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies in 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.

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