Department of Writing and Rhetoric

O'Dowd Hall, Room 378
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2746
fax: (248) 370-2748

Position Openings

Part-Time Special Lecturer of Writing and Rhetoric Positions

All openings for part-time Special Lecturers are currently filled; however, those interested may place an application on file. We typically review applications in early summer to make determinations for unstaffed sections the following fall and winter. If you would like to place an application on file, please review the application guidelines below carefully and contact Lori Ostergaard at

Special Lecturer in First-Year Writing and/or Business Writing

2015-2020 OU AAUP Bargaining Agreement regarding Special Lecturers:

Regular part-time employment (Special Lecturer) is defined as teaching 16 or more credits in a calendar year, at least 8 of which must be taught during either the fall or winter semester. A person rendering such service shall be titled "special lecturer" and shall be represented by the Association during such period. Employment periods shall be one year, commencing August 15, renewable indefinitely. After four years of such service, employment periods shall be two years, renewable indefinitely. For the purposes of identifying special lecturers, it will be assumed that employees who have taught in the summer sessions immediately preceding the August 15 commencement of the employment period will teach the same number of credits in the following summer sessions.