Department Criteria for Promotion to Lecturer
Criteria for Promotion to Lecturer
Promotion to Lecturer:
Lecturer positions are one-year, annually renewable appointments based on annual performance evaluations by the department chair. Unlike Instructorships and Visiting Assistant Professorships, the position of Lecturer carries no term limits. In addition, Lecturers are eligible for promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer during their six year of satisfactory performance in the rank of Lecturer. The primary responsibility of Lecturers will be to teach first-year writing courses. Other teaching opportunities may be offered at the discretion of the department chair and are contingent on scheduling needs and program requirements. Some, but not all, Lecturers may be asked to fulfill administrative responsibilities as determined by the department chair. Faculty who are promoted to the rank of Lecturer will be expected to fulfill professional development responsibilities commensurate with their teaching responsibilities in consultation with the department chair. Service within the department or to the university is also expected for renewal at the rank of Lecturer (e.g., evaluation of Instructors, Writing Across the Curriculum, participation on relevant committees). The department’s Faculty Status Committee will make recommendations to the chair regarding promotion to the rank of Lecturer.
Along with tenure-track faculty, Lecturers are expected to attend department meetings, serve on department committees, and vote on matters pertaining to the organization and administration of the department, excluding personnel decisions on tenure and promotion for those at higher ranks.
Eligibility for Promotion to Lecturer:
1. A minimum of two years’ full-time teaching experience in the First-Year Writing Program at West Georgia.
2. Minimum of a master’s degree (candidates with a doctorate may apply).
3. Record of excellence in teaching in the First-Year Writing Program at West Georgia as determined by the criteria for teaching excellence set forth in the Faculty Handbook. This includes, but is not limited to, student evaluations, annual reports by an administrative supervisor, and a teaching portfolio related to teaching in the FYW Program.
4. Evidence of a commitment to the First-Year Writing Program and its guiding principles.
1. A letter that articulates the candidate’s interest in teaching first-year writing courses and participating in the First-Year Writing Program.
2. Curriculum Vitae.
3. Annual Evaluations.
4. Teaching Portfolio (including teaching observation reports, student evaluations, sample 1101 and 1102 syllabi, teaching philosophy, and a sample assignment sequence).