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Adjunct Technical Writing Instructor

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Mar 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts, Communications, Other Communications, Speech & Rhetoric, Humanities, English & Literature, Other Humanities
Employment Type
Part Time
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Job Description

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is hiring an Adjunct Technical Writing Instructor to join the Department of Humanities and Communication Team. Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

The Department of Humanities and Communication at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott campus, invites applications for a part-time teaching position to start August 30, 2021.

This position is not remote; all classes are taught on campus.

The successful candidate will teach 200-level Technical Writing courses; as a part-time teacher, he or she may teach up to 6 courses per year (fall, spring, summer) as negotiated with the department chair. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


COM 221 is a writing course for engineering, physics, forensic biology, and other STEM students. This course is taught face-to-face and focuses on technical documentation (e.g., lab reports, technical instructions) and technical presentations (e.g., status reports, design briefings). The instructor is responsible for facilitating the class; grading student documents and other assignments; teaching basic writing, revising, and editing processes; working with the course monitor to develop the class; and assessing student work. The instructor is also responsible for maintaining the Canvas electronic course site.

For further information, contact

Dr. Matthew Haslam

Chair of the Dept. of Humanities and Communication

College of Arts and Sciences

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

3700 Willow Creek Rd

Prescott, AZ, 86301



• Master's Degree or Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition Studies, or a related field.

• Evidence of successful teaching.

• The ability to use classroom technology effectively in teaching and learning.

To ensure full consideration, please apply online by sending 1) a letter of application, 2) a CV, and 3) the names and contact information of three professional references. The letter of application should describe the candidate’s teaching philosophy and pedagogical practices. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only electronic applications will be considered.

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