Job no: 233281-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: ENGR TECH COMM
Location: Madison
Categories: Engineering, Instructional

Position Summary:

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!

Position Duties:

List of Duties

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

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.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

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.

Additional Information:

Each semester, this instructor would be assigned two to three sections of InterEGR 397 (Engineering Communication); depending on the candidate's experience, they may also be assigned to collaborate directly with engineering faculty to enhance communication in their technical course(s).



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $46,000 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process. To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter and resume.


Laura Grossenbacher
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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Applications Open: Apr 14 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 7 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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