The Program in Engineering Communication at Rice University invites applicants for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track lecturer position in Professional Communication. This position primarily involves teaching multiple sections of a course that prepares graduate students in engineering professional master's programs to communicate effectively in the workplace. Classes are anticipated to be held on campus. This nine-month appointment begins July 1, 2021 and ends June 30, 2022. The position may be eligible for summer salary depending on the program's needs. The initial appointment may be followed by renewable one to three-year contracts.
The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. We seek greater representation of women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans in disciplines in which they have historically been underrepresented; to attract international students from a wider range of countries and backgrounds; to accelerate progress in building a faculty and staff who are diverse in background and thought; and we support an inclusive environment that fosters interaction and understanding within our diverse community.
The George R. Brown School of Engineering ranks among the top 20 undergraduate engineering programs (US News & World Report) and is strongly committed to nurturing the aspirations of faculty, staff and students in an inclusive environment.
A Masters degree in [Scientific and] Technical Communication, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Rhetoric & Composition is required.
A Ph.D. in Scientific and Technical Communication, Applied Linguistics, Rhetorical Composition or another closely related field is preferred.
Other requirements include:
A minimum of two years experience teaching advanced writing to multilingual students
Demonstrated excellence in teaching
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to collaborate with faculty from different engineering disciplines
Competitive applicants will also have:
Experience teaching Scientific and Technical Communication, Business Communication or English for Specific Purposes
Experience with communication assessment
Experience working in industry
To apply for the position, the candidate should submit the following:
C.V., including relevant teaching experience
Syllabus for a course taught in the past
Three confidential letters of recommendation
Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The position will start no later than July 1, 2021.
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
Rice University Standard of Civility Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Rice community and with the public.
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