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Becoming an Instructor

Most of the instructors in the First-Year Writing Program at the Storrs campus are graduate teaching assistants in the English Department. There are, however, a few part-time faculty teaching slots at Storrs available most semesters, and we maintain a pool of interested applicants for consideration and screening should an opening appear. Courses include “Second Language Writing” (ENGL 1003), “Seminar in Academic Writing” (ENGL 1010), “Seminar in Writing Through Literature” (ENGL 1011), and “Introduction to Academic Writing” (ENGL 1004), a course some students take prior to taking ENGL 1010 or 1011. All courses are project-based with a focus on writing and revision that engage in conversation with critical and literary texts. We are a post-process program that emphasizes bringing students into the practices of academic writing and the work of the university. Those interested should email firstyearwriting@uconn.edu with a cover letter stating which courses you are interested in, a curriculum vitae, sample teaching materials (syllabi, one or two assignment prompts—useful too are student essays with your commentary or responses), a statement of teaching philosophy, and three reference contacts.

Those interested in being a part-time faculty instructor at a regional campus should contact the writing coordinator for that campus.