University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The Department of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, anticipates a limited number of full-time, non-tenure-track 9-month Lecturer positions to teach business and technical writing and first-year composition courses during the 2023-2024 academic year, with the possibility of teaching creative writing and/or literary studies in future years to meet departmental needs. There is also an opportunity to teach in Haining, China, through a partnership with the Zhejiang University-University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Institute (ZJUI). These positions are one-year appointments and covered by a collective bargaining agreement; renewal of the position is possible and contingent on availability of funding, strong enrollments, and strong performance reviews. 

Responsibilities include teaching three classes per semester. 

All candidates are required to have a PhD degree in English (or other relevant field) or an MFA in Creative Writing, plus a minimum of two years' teaching experience at the college level. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate excellence in teaching writing at the college level. 

Application Procedures & Deadline Information 
Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on April 3, 2023.  Apply for this position using the Apply Now button on the posting. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. Applications must include a teaching-oriented application letter; a CV; and up to three syllabi from business and technical writing and/or composition classes, each no more than four pages in length, that stress assignments, texts, grading policies, and schedules. Strong candidates will articulate teaching philosophies and practices grounded in currently accepted disciplinary best practices; provide detailed examples to demonstrate conscientious, student-centered teaching methods; and provide specific examples of how they emphasize equity, access and inclusion in their classrooms by supporting diverse student populations. In addition, please provide names and contact information for three professional references. These references will be contacted electronically within 2-3 business days after submission of the application and invited to submit a letter. 

All requested information must be received for your application to be considered. Early applications are suggested to allow time for references to submit letters of recommendation.

Start date is 8/16/2023 
Starting Salary:  $48,000 

For further information about this specific position, please contact Shawn Gilmore, Professor and Search Chair, at For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137. 

The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants. 


The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify. 

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Contact Information

Shawn Gilmore, Professor and Search Chair
Department of English
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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