Lecturer Part-Time Temporary - Technical Communication

The University of Washington Tacoma
Washington, United States
Competitive Salary
Feb 19, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a Lecturer Part-Time Temporary faculty position.  This position is not tenure eligible.  The length of appointment is 3 months to teach one section of TWRT 291: Technical Communication in the Workplace during Spring quarter (March 16-June 15) of 2021. [For course description please see https://www.washington.edu/students/crscatt/twrt.html#twrt291]. The appointment is contingent upon adequate enrollment.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of the University of Washington, a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a supportive environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. The campus commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community.

For more information about UW Tacoma, visit http://www.tacoma.washington.edu.


Candidates should have a Master's degree or higher in Technical Communication or a relevant field or 2 or more years’ experience teaching Technical Communication at the college/university level. The successful applicant will have the ability to use educational technology effectively, have experience with online teaching, and have the ability to engage with students from a culturally diverse population, and a commitment to inclusive pedagogy.

Application Instructions

Applications will be accepted via Interfolio until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by February 26, 2021.  Applicants should submit the following:

  1. Letter describing your teaching experience, qualifications, and academic interests (Applicants should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity);
  2. Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught;
  3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (course evaluations and/or a video teaching demonstration and sample syllabi); and
  4. Three letters of reference.

Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. For further information, email Alison Cardinal, search chair, at acardin@uw.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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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