Instructor of Professional Writing and Communication
About Our Lady of the Lake University:
On the foundation of faith, wisdom and trust in Providence, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) prepares graduates to transform their communities, families, and professions.
OLLU, founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a welcoming coeducational comprehensive institution with an enrollment of more than 3,100 students. With its main residential campus in San Antonio and non-traditional programs in San Antonio, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley (La Feria), and online, OLLU has a presence in two of the largest cities in Texas, the border region, and literally around the world.
The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors, 14 master's programs, and three doctoral programs through its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Leadership, and the College of Professional Studies. OLLU offers classes in daytime, evening, weekend, and online formats.
The Department of English and the Rubén M. and Verónica-Salazar Escobedo School of Mass Communication and Theater at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio seeks an engaging, student-centered, and innovative Instructor of Professional Writing and Communication to begin Fall 2021.
The candidate will work alongside a team of faculty committed to grow our programs and promote the value of professional writing and communication skills. We seek candidates who are motivated to develop exciting and high-impact courses, build collaborations across the university, mentor students on career paths, and encourage students to grow as scholars and professionals. Are you ready to motivate students and educate them on the critical technical skills needed to participate in a digitally literate society? Are you interested in joining a team of faculty committed to supporting our students in and out of the classroom? We encourage you to submit your application if you answered yes to these questions. This position requires the applicant to teach 10 courses an academic year.
The course(s) to be taught:
This position requires the candidate teach courses in our forthcoming BA in Professional and Technical Writing. Undergraduate Courses (Note: Course Offerings vary per semester):
• ENGL 3314 – Fundamentals of Professional and Technical Writing
• ENGL 3333 – Grant Writing
• ENGL 3337 – Writing for the Web
• ENGL 3345 – Technical Editing and Writing
• ENGL 3349 – Written Business Communications
• ENGL 3380 – Visual Rhetoric Document Design
• DRAMA 2312 – Oral Communication
• ENGL 1313/1314, including Writing in the Disciplines Composition II courses for Psychology, Business, STEM, Social Work, and the Humanities
• Additional Technical and Professional Writing courses as needed
Required Qualifications - Masters in Technical or Professional Writing and/or Communication and/or English (or closely related field) with demonstrated ability and prior university teaching experience; specialization in the fields of technical writing and/or technical communication is preferred. Candidates should have experience working with undergraduates and/or first-generation college students; experience teaching at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) or Minority Serving Institution (MSI) is strongly encouraged. Candidates should show evidence of prior courses taught and illustrate a rich understanding of immersive, active-learning pedagogies, culturally relevant pedagogies, and high-impact learning examples. A teaching demonstration will be expected.
Preferred Qualifications It would be ideal for the candidate to have knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3 and Adobe certification.
For questions about the position contact: Dr. Candace Zepeda, Chair, Undergraduate and Graduate English and Director of the Rubén M. and Verónica-Salazar Escobedo School of Mass Communications and Theater.