The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington invites applications for up to six Lecturers Part-Time (formerly Lecturer, Part-time, Competitive Recruitment, non-tenure). The positions will be have a 9-month appointment to start September 2019 with an anticipated 1-2 year initial contract with the possibility of renewal. Compensation will be commensurate with the applicant's qualifications and experience.
The positions include teaching approximately six class sections per year in the Engineering Communication Program, with an emphasis on undergraduate courses related to communication and writing taught through the lens of sustainability and ethics. More than one applicant may be hired. The anticipated course load includes sections of introductory and/or advanced communication courses each academic quarter (Autumn, Winter, and Spring). Experience working with English Language Learners is a plus.
The positions require an MS or MA in a field related to Technical Communication or Human Centered Design & Engineering, or significant work and/or teaching experience in these areas. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching and experience in course development. Candidates with a successful record of teaching topics and developing curricula mentioned in this advertisement should describe their experience and provide evidence of success in their application materials.
The ideal candidates will have a strong record teaching these or similar courses and demonstrated excellence in curriculum development. Lecturers typically have the following duties: teaching up to 2 courses per quarter; development of curriculum, workshops, and assignments; grading assignments, reports, oral presentations and projects; meeting with students; assigning grades; attending meetings; and various other duties as assigned by the their immediate supervisor.
Applicants for this position should prepare the following: (1) a cover letter indicating interest and fit with the position; (2) a current resume or CV; (3) complete contact information for three references; (4) a diversity statement (2 pages max., see * below)*; and (5) a teaching portfolio that includes (5.a) a teaching statement or teaching philosophy (2 pages max.), (5.b) a set of course evaluations that provide both quantitative and qualitative evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (5.c) sample syllabi, example in-class activities, and example assignments with associated evaluation and/or grading rubrics.
Please contact Stacia Green (firstname.lastname@example.org) for inquires. Evaluation of applicants will begin January 15, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
*A Diversity Statement helps applicants reflect on how their approach to teaching and/or service contributes to positive social change and supports people who represent differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, intellectual origin, ability, and other identities. We invite you to reflect and describe your related experiences in teaching and service and also where you stand to grow with regard to issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice, and your potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations.
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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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