Rice University, Office of Faculty Development

Position ID:RiceU-Office of Faculty Development-LECT1 [#18587]
Position Title: Lecturer of Professional Communications
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Houston, Texas 77005, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering Communications
Appl Deadline:2021/07/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/05/07, listed until 2021/07/01)
Position Description:    

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. Qualifications

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: TESL certification Experience teaching Scientific and Technical Communication, Business Communication or English for Specific Purposes Experience with communication assessment Experience working in industry

Application Instructions

To apply for the position, the candidate should submit the following: Cover Letter 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.


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Rice University
Office of Faculty Development MS 105
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892

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