University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Lecturers–Department of English

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 first-year composition and/or business and technical writing courses during the 2024-2025 academic year, with the possibility of teaching creative writing and/or literary studies in future years to meet departmental needs.  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, in-person on the Urbana-Champaign campus. For applicants who are interested, there is also an opportunity to teach in Haining, China, through a partnership with the Zhejiang University-University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Institute (ZJUI); no applicants would be required to teach at ZJUI, but the position comes with substantial additional compensation.

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 5, 2024. To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at and upload the following:

  • a teaching-oriented application letter;
  • a CV;
  • 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. 
  • 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.

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.

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.  Applications not submitted through will not be considered. This position is unable to support candidates who require work authorization sponsorship.

Start date is 8/16/2024
Starting Salary:  $50,000

For further information about this specific position, please contact Shawn Gilmore, Teaching Assistant 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, 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

Requisition ID: 1023422
Job Category: Faculty
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Contact Information

Shawn Gilmore, Teaching Assistant Professor
Department of English
208 English Building
608 S. Wright St.
Contact Phone: 
(217) 778-2925
Contact e-mail: