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Part-time, non-continuing instructors for English 106-1, 2

The Cook Family Writing Program periodically has openings for part-time instructors to co-teach sections of English 106-1, 2 in the fall, winter, and/or spring quarters. This 2-quarter course, known as Design Thinking and Communication (DTC), offers students credit for English 106 in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and for Design 106 in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. Required of all first-year engineering students, the course involves two 80-minute small section meetings offered on TuTh or WF. Each section is co-taught by an instructor from the Cook Family Writing Program (WP) and the McCormick School of Engineering, through the Segal Design Institute. Additionally, students attend a Monday lecture, typically taught by industry professionals. A course description can be found at Instructors attend all regularly scheduled lectures and class sessions, Monday faculty meetings, weekly meetings with their co-instructor or mentoring cohort, and occasional meetings with student teams outside of class hours.

Review of applications is ongoing. A master’s degree in composition or a related field (e.g. business or technical communication, journalism) is a preferred qualification. If interested, please send a CV or resume to Barbara Egel ( If positions are available, qualified candidates will be asked to meet with Michele and to submit a statement of interest in co-teaching DTC and evidence of teaching excellence (course evaluations or contact information for references who can speak to your teaching experience). Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their past and/or potential contributions to enhancing diversity, inclusion, and/or equity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.