Employment and Development Opportunities

Welcome and thank you for your interest in employment with the University Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If you have questions about, or require assistance with, the online employment system, please contact the Human Resources department or call: 704-687-0669 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (EST), Monday-Friday.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may contact the Office of Disability Services or call: 704-687-4355 (TTY/Voice) between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (EST), Monday-Friday.

To provide a safe working and learning environment for our faculty, staff, and students, the University conducts a criminal background check of any applicant who: 1) is not a current UNC Charlotte employee; and 2) has been selected as the final candidate for any full/part-time, permanent, time-limited, or non-student temporary position.

To view and apply for job vacancies as a Lecturer or Adjunct faculty member in the University Writing Program, please visit UNC Charlotte's Employment Opportunities page.

Lecturer (First-Year Writing):

The University Writing Program employs lecturers on term (non-tenure-track) appointments in order to support instruction in UWRT 1103. When they have appropriate credentials, lecturers may also occasionally teach other lower-division courses in general education. Lecturer lines may either be “core” positions dedicated to the Program for long-term instructional support or “temporary” positions loaned to the Program for brief periods, typically one to three years. Lecturers are full-time members of the faculty with health and pension benefits, eligibility for salary increases, and access to Program resources for professional work and travel.

Initial appointment as a lecturer is for a probationary term of two years and requires, minimally, an M.A. in English or equivalent qualifications as well as teaching experience. The workload of a lecturer includes 12 credit hours each semester or the equivalent, distributed over teaching, administrative, or other assignments, and professional development activities, which may include conference or workshop attendance, participation in annual student performance assessment, mentoring of graduate student teachers or tutors, scholarly or creative writing, peer classroom observation, and others. Successful performance entails demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, demonstrated efforts at professional development, and satisfactory annual, probationary, and comprehensive reviews.

We generally hire the majority of our lecturers for the fall semester, with interviews being conducted from May through September.

Available positions will be announced on our News page.

Adjunct (First-Year Writing):

We generally hire the majority of our adjuncts for the fall semester, with interviews being conducted from May through September. If you're interested, please apply through our Human Resources website.

Becoming a Tutor (Writing Resources Center):

  • Staffed by undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of disciplines, the WRC offers teaching experience and leadership opportunities to tutors as they develop their own writing abilities and interpersonal skills.
  • Both novice and experienced writing assistants participate in professional development, including a semester-long training course, English 4400/5400: Theory & Practice of Tutoring Writing.
  • Continued employment in the WRC requires ongoing professional development via weekly staff meetings.
  • Experienced writing assistants may also apply for a small number of summer tutoring positions.
  • For more information and an application form, please visit the Writing Resources Center's Becoming a Tutor page.