Employment Opportunities

Below you’ll find a list of special opportunities for working with FYW in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Questions can be directed to firstyearwriting@uconn.edu.

Program and Teaching Development Committee, Summer 2020

 

Program and Teaching Development Committee 

We seek applicants who have shown a sustained engagement with our program’s pedagogical goals and who seek to collaborate with other engaged instructors to support our program as a whole.  

Dates of EmploymentApplicants must be available for a planning meeting in May and the week of August 24thApplicants must also be in residence in the area and available for in-person meetings and collaboration throughout the summer beginning in late June. If you’re applying and you know you will be traveling or away, indicate this in your letter. 

Stipend: Estimated $3,300 total over 9 weeks beginning late June 

Eligibility: Any active instructor of First-Year Writing may apply 

How to Apply: By Monday, February 17 at 5 PM, submit to the form on our website a one- to two-page letter of interest that explains your qualifications and articulates how you envision and would shape the Summer Teaching Workshop for new instructors and support materials for the new curriculum. Your letter should demonstrate familiarity with the pedagogy and goals of the program, such as the Writing Across Technology initiative, as well as familiarity with recent developments in Summer Teaching Workshop materials and programming. 

Those on the planning committee will have overlapping responsibilities and share work in the following areas: 

  • Planning new instructor workshop 
  • Creating and facilitating pedagogy workshops for returning instructors 
  • Developing comprehensive support documents and instructional materials for instructors, including updating baseline syllabi and revising the Resource Book
  • Planning support materials, tools, and resources for 1007 and 1008 

    Program and Teaching Development Committee Submission

    2020 WAT Research Team

    Writing Across Technology Research Team 

    First-Year Writing will continue to analyze our two-year study of the WAT curriculum. We seek applicants who demonstrate familiarity with the Writing Across Technology initiative and a commitment to multimodal composition, and an interest in our studio course. 

    Dates of Employment: Applicants must be available for a planning meeting in May and the week of August 24thApplicants must also be in residence in the area and available for in-person meetings and collaboration throughout the summer beginning in late June. If you’re applying and you know you will be traveling or away, indicate this in your letter. 

    StipendEstimated $3,300 over 9 weeks beginning in late June 

    Eligibility: Any active instructor of First-Year Writing may apply 

    How to apply: By Monday, February 17 at 5 PM, submit to the form on our website a one-to-two-page letter of interest that explains your qualifications and articulates your engagement with studio learning, online learning, and how you might contribute to research assessment and analysis on the WAT curriculum. 

    Those on the WAT Research Team will share the following responsibilities: 

    • Analyzing data from the FYW research study and developing analysis tools
    • Liaising with the IRB
    • Writing a report of research findings 
    • Developing and revising studio modules and multimodal materials for 1007 and 1008 instructors 
    • Collating studio lesson plans into instructor resources 
    • Composing a Studio section of the Resource Book 

      Applicants are encouraged to highlight familiarity with multimodal composition, HuskyCT/Blackboard, digital humanities, and/or qualitative research. 

      WAT Research Team Submission

      Summer Teaching Applications

      Summer Teaching: Student-Athlete Success Program: English 1004 

      The Student-Athlete Success Program (SASP—formerly CPIA) invites applications for an instructor to teach a section of English 1004. The program features tutorial support, and students take an additional study skills component coordinated with their English course. 

      Dates of Employment: Approximately June 13–July 25 

      Stipend: Approximately $6,000 (equivalent to adjunct pay for a four-credit course) - pay is distributed by Summer Programs 

      Eligibility: Any active instructor of First-Year Writing who has already attended a 1004 orientation or taught 1004 in the past. 

      How to Apply: By Monday, February 17 at 5 PM., please submit a letter of interest and a sample of existing course materials using the form on our website, including a syllabus, assignment prompt, and an example of commentary on a student’s work (initial or revised draft). 

       

       

      Summer Teaching: Student-Athlete Success Program: English 1010 

      The Student-Athlete Success Program (SASP—formerly CPIA) invites applications for an instructor to teach a section of English 1004. The program features tutorial support, and students take an additional study skills component coordinated with their English course. 

      Dates of Employment: Approximately June 13–July 25 

      Stipend: Approximately $6,000 (equivalent to adjunct pay for a four-credit course) - pay is distributed by Summer Programs 

      How to Apply: By Monday, February 17 at 5 PM., please submit a letter of interest and a sample of existing course materials using the form on our website, including a syllabus, assignment prompt, and an example of commentary on a student’s work (initial or revised draft). 

       

       

      Summer Teaching: Alt. Session 1: English 1010 

       Dates of Employment: June 1 – July 10 2020 

      Stipend: Approximately $6,000 (equivalent to adjunct pay for a four-credit course) - pay is distributed by Summer Programs 

      Eligibility: Any active instructor of First-Year Writing 

      How to Apply: By Monday, February 17 at 5 PM., please submit a letter of interest and a sample of existing course materials using the form on our website, including a syllabus, assignment prompt, and an example of commentary on a student’s work (initial or revised draft). 

       

       

      Summer Teaching: Alt. Session 2: English 1010 

       Dates of Employment: July 13–August 21 2020 

      Stipend: Approximately $6,000 (equivalent to adjunct pay for a four-credit course) - pay is distributed by Summer Programs 

      Eligibility: Any active instructor of First-Year Writing 

      How to Apply: By Monday, February 17 at 5 PM., please submit a letter of interest and a sample of existing course materials using the form on our website, including a syllabus, assignment prompt, and an example of commentary on a student’s work (initial or revised draft). 

      Summer Teaching Submission

      FYW Assistant Director Academic Year 2020-2021

      FYW Assistant Director AY 2020-2021 and Summer 2020 (one opening) 

      Assistant Directors (ADs) contribute to the Storrs campus First-Year Writing ProgramThe ADs provide teaching support for instructors and administrative support, while helping to articulate and advance program visions for the teaching of first-year writing. This is an excellent opportunity for professional development through contributing to the workings of a major day-to-day program at a large university. The ADs: 

      • consult regularly with instructors about assignment development, grading, academic integrity, and in-class work; 
      • develop support materials for instructors in the program, which in the past have included the FYW website, the Instructor Resource Book and Introduction Week workshops, weekly digest emails, and professional development workshops; 
      • work on the new curriculum pilot study and research study; 
      • assist in developing the new curriculum, particularly the one-credit studio and its online modules; 
      • co-direct the annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing 
      • conduct on-going research in multimodal composition, digital literacy, and Writing Studies broadly 

      As an assistantship, this is a 20-hour per week position. The majority of those hours are spent in the office, including attendance at a weekly staff meeting, and in development meetings. Some hours may be spent checking email over the weekend. We encourage applicants to highlight experience or interest in multimodal composition, digital literacy, the new curriculum, faculty/teaching development, and/or administration, and an interest in research in these areas. 

      The Assistant Director must also be available and in-residence for Summer 2020 position to work on the program and research, especially the week of August 24. 

      Eligibility: Any UConn English graduate student eligible for a twenty-hour assistantship 

      How to Apply: Submit a brief letter of interest and CV to the employment section of our website by Monday, February 17th at 5 PM. Interviews will take place in-person or over Skype later that week. 

      Assistant Director Academic Year 2020-2021