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Associate Instructor

University of Utah
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 5, 2023

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Associate Instructor

Job Summary

The John and Marcia Price College of Engineering is looking for an experienced instructor for technical writing and communication courses. The college serves eight departments and programs. The Communications, Leadership, Ethics, and Research (CLEAR) instructors develop curriculum and content for classwork, lectures and workshops in technical writing and presentations, teamwork, and ethics in collaboration with departments in the college. Works with department faculty, staff and students to ensure departmental and college objectives for curriculum and assessment are achieved. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

EDI Commitment: The John and Marcia Price College of Engineering has recently received Bronze level recognition from the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program, which recognizes national leaders in inclusive excellence. The University of Utah John and Marcia Price College of Engineering believes that improving the productivity, health, safety, and enjoyment of human life, starts by listening and incorporating a wide range of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences in culture and circumstances. We encourage the inclusion of diverse thoughts and ideas to enhance our ability to provide solutions and engineering professionals that can contribute to the overall economy and wellbeing of society. We endeavor to support all students, faculty, and staff so they can reach their full potential.

At the University of Utah, John and Marcia Price College of Engineering, we ask a lot of our employees, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to your competitive salary, medical/dental/vision/life plan and up to 14.2% contribution to your retirement plan, we have the following perks:

  • Flexibility: Some telework options and flextime schedules are available for faculty and staff.
  • Office Culture: We have a highly collaborative office on the University of Utah campus. Employees have access to a full kitchen, and you have access to the Starley Cafe located in our gallery for affordable and easy lunch options. We offer several opportunities to engage and get to know your co-workers. Dress code is relaxed business/casual - we want you to be comfortable.
  • Wellness in action: Take advantage of our many health and wellness programs on-campus and virtually. This includes mental health and resiliency support, discount on outdoor recreation rentals and Eccles Student Life Center, nutrition services, and more.
  • Community: Discounts and sometimes free admissions to arts, cultural, museum, lectures and select sporting events on campus.
  • Learning: In addition to the many free educational opportunities on campus, the University offers 50% tuition reduction for eligible employees and their families. We also offer professional development opportunities to develop your skills.

Other benefits and services include:
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Supplemental Retirement Savings Plans (403(b), Roth 403(b), 457(b))
  • WellU Employee Wellness Program
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Hyatt Legal Plans
  • UESP 529 College Savings Plan
  • Auto/Home Insurance
  • Family and Medical Leave Act

The CLEAR Program at the University of Utah’s John and Marcia Price College of Engineering prepares engineering undergraduates for success in their careers through improving their written and oral communication, teamwork skills and ethical understanding.
An Associate Instructor will:
• Work with one or more departments in the College to develop and teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in technical writing, speaking, leadership, ethics and teamwork.
• Deliver instruction in writing and communications through lectures, individual coaching, meetings and workshops.
• Collaborate with the College and department administrators and other CLEAR instructors to formulate and modify curricula in accordance with College and department objectives and requirements (e.g., ABET criteria).
• Work with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to create and implement methods to collect data on student skill development and program effectiveness.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should have an aptitude for writing and communications. A Ph.D. or other terminal degree is preferred. Experience in engineering, science or other technical writing is also strongly preferred. Related experience in teaching, instructional design and assessment is preferred. Demonstrated organizational ability, strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to work independently and in a team setting are required.

Special Instructions

Requisition Number: PRN35778B
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, flexible depending on course schedule
Department: 00051 - College of Engineering-Dean
Location: Campus
Pay Rate Range: 50000 to 90000
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

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