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Teaching Faculty for Technical Communications
Company: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Location: Madison, WI
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 04/15/2021
Expire Date: 06/15/2021
Job Categories: Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Job Description
Teaching Faculty for Technical Communications
The instructor chosen for this position will join the Technical Communication Program, a group of non-tenure-track instructional staff in renewable, fulltime positions who provide critical communication skills for engineering students at UW-Madison. Our program, housed in the College of Engineering, teaches informative, analytic, and persuasive technical writing, technical presentations, and engineering ethics to prepare students for the multidisciplinary communication challenges of the engineering workplace. In the required InterEGR 397 course, our students learn how to contextualize, defend, and promote their own ideas so that they can compete in a global marketplace, and they learn the kind of critical perspective-taking that will ensure their technical ideas engage audiences within and outside of their workplace. We seek a colleague who will bring a passion for scientific and engineering topics with a solid background teaching communication skills.

We are an engaged, collaborative program that seeks to have an impact on communication across the curriculum in the College of Engineering, and our primary mission is to ensure that we prepare our engineers to communicate engineering technical value along with the social/economic/environmental/global and ethical impacts to a variety of stakeholders. Join us in this important work!
Qualifications & Requirements
Ph.D. strongly preferred in English, Technical Communication, Composition/Rhetoric, Communication Arts, History of Science, or a related field. MS/MA in these fields will be considered if teaching experience directly corresponds to teaching engineering or science communication skills.

Applicants must have two or more years of recent experience teaching advanced technical writing, technical presentations, or college-level composition to engineering or science students. Online teaching or online course development experience a plus.
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Company Name: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Company Description:
The College of Engineering at UW-Madison - We are a thriving, top-ranked college in Madison, Wisconsin—one of the most fantastic cities in the country. We think boldly and act confidently, not only as engineers, but as engaged citizens. As an engineering community, we value unique perspectives, we foster respect and inclusivity, and we work together to bring new ideas to life. Building on a heritage of impact, we develop the leaders, knowledge and technologies that improve lives now and create a better future. Underlying all of our efforts is the strength of one of the top research universities in the world.
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