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LECTURER , Comparative Media Studies/Writing-Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication Program (WRAP) , to work as a writing in the disciplines specialist in the WRAP program. A thriving program with over thirty lecturers, WRAP collaborates with faculty across MIT to provide communication instruction within communication-intensive subjects in all departments. In addition to technical knowledge, MIT graduates need to know how to analyze audiences and attend to differences in discourse conventions, how to analyze and produce specialized genres and forms of argumentation, and how to compose, evaluate, and integrate oral, written, visual, and digital modes of communication. WRAP researches these concepts and professional practices; develops new pedagogy; and assesses how students learn, apply, and transfer this knowledge. Will teach communication in communication-intensive classes primarily in STEM subjects; work with faculty to develop pedagogy, instruction, and assignments that teach the rhetorical principles of written and oral communication; evaluate and respond to student communication assignments in a variety of contexts and provide guidance to faculty and TAs for evaluating and responding to student communication assignments. The teaching load is the equivalent of three classes per term.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : master's degree in rhetoric, composition, or technical/professional writing; three years' teaching experience; experience teaching technical communication, preferably in WAC/WID contexts; comfort with highly technical subject matter and an understanding of the principles of effectively communicating technical material for multiple audiences; and excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, TAs, and administrative staff. PREFERRED : a Ph.D; familiarity with rhetoric and WAC/WID pedagogy; and experience with assignment design, oral communication instruction, and/or visual rhetoric. Job #19197
Applications should consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references.
Salary is commensurate with experience and MIT offers full benefits for lecturers.
This position is a temporary, one-year appointment with possibility for renewal.
Internal Number: 19197
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