English. Position No. 00050587 (Lecturer in Discernment and Discourse Program). The Department of English at SMU will be hiring a Lecturer to teach composition in the Discernment & Discourse Program (DISC). The position, which is non-tenure-track but renewable in one-year contracts, begins August 2017. Discernment and Discourse courses are designed to help students develop skills central to producing the kind of written work required at the University. Providing the foundation for the University Curriculum (UC), these sequential courses emphasize critical reading and analytical thinking as the basis of effective writing. The teaching load is 4/4, and the successful candidate will participate in the shared responsibilities of the Program faculty, including making occasional presentations at Program workshops and attending occasional training and information sessions. An M.A. is required. Some preference will be given to candidates with an M.A. or PhD in Rhetoric/Composition; or to individuals with college-level experience in writing pedagogy within a particular discipline (e.g., writing for STEM majors). Some experience teaching college-level composition or writing intensive courses is essential. Applications may be submitted electronically (PDF format preferred) or by mail and should include a letter discussing teaching experience and pedagogical philosophy, samples of syllabuses, writing assignments and graded papers, complete curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may be scanned and sent as pdf files. Please send all documents to: Diana Blackman, Director of Discernment & Discourse; c/o Susie Duarte; Department of English, P.O. Box 750435, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275-0435; firstname.lastname@example.org; To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be postmarked by May 2, 2017, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. All applications will be acknowledged.