Undergraduate Program Writing Coordinator

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Charles E. Via Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is seeking applications for the Undergraduate Program Writing Coordinator. This position will manage the undergraduate writing program in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. The successful candidate will evaluate current strategies, execution, and student outcomes to advance undergraduate communication positively. The Writing Coordinator will be expected to provide guidance for department stakeholders in a technical environment for improvement of processes, student outcomes around writing, and incorporation of communication strategies in the curriculum. We are seeking highly qualified candidates who are looking for a career to apply expertise in written, oral, and visual communication pedagogy to specific duties and tasks, in order to strengthen pedagogy to meet/exceed Pathways Discourse and ABET Communication requirements within the civil engineering major. Candidate will guide and facilitate the new experiential learning component of the undergraduate curriculum.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in a field focused on pedagogy of communication/writing or related experience at time of appointment. Experience working or teaching in a STEM field or environment.

Preferred Qualifications

ESL/EFL training/teaching experience. Assessment experience. Two or three years of experience teaching technical communication. Preference will be given to the candidates with the best credentials and potential.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience. This will be a full-time, academic year appointment at the Instructor rank.

Review Date

May 24, 2021

Additional Information

Applicants must apply online at jobs.vt.edu (job number 515641); application materials will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one page document titled “Personal Philosophy of Teaching in STEM Fields”, and contact information for at least three references. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Roberto Leon, rleon@vt.edu.

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About the Department

The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering has 79 faculty, and a current enrollment of 320 graduate students and over 650 undergraduate students. The department ranks 8th and 9th in undergraduate and graduate education, respectively, among all U.S. civil engineering departments (USN&WR). With classroom and lab facilities in Blacksburg, Virginia and the National Capital Region of Washington, D.C., the department is one of the largest civil engineering programs in the United States.

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to Inclusive VT--serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world. The College of Engineering, whose undergradudate program ranks 13th and graduate program ranks 29th among all U.S. engineering schools (USN&WR). The mission of the College of Engineering is to educate and inspire our students to be critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders. Our core values are inclusiveness, excellence, integrity, perseverance and stewardship.

The college and department fully embrace Virginia Tech's commitment to increase faculty, staff, and student diversity; to ensure a welcoming, affirming, safe, and accessible campus climate; to advance our research, teaching, and service mission through inclusive excellence; and to promote sustainable transformation through institutionalized structures. If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Breanna Hypes at breannaf@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: April 9, 2021
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