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As a single PDF document, please submit the following materials to this
listing by October 4, 2021:
A cover letter that addresses your specific interest in the position and outlines your skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
A list of 3 references with contact information (phone and email)
A 1-page teaching statement that includes your efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion
The Technical Communications Program at the University of Michigan College of
Engineering seeks skilled and enthusiastic applicants for the position of
Lecturer I. Depending on Program needs, multiple positions may be available.
The College of Engineering is committed to the academic excellence of its
student body, with special emphasis on the ability of graduates to express
themselves and their ideas in a professional and highly successful manner. As
such, the Technical Communication Program plays a significant role in the
delivery of a writing and communication curriculum across the college, with
special focus in the first-year courses, laboratories and capstone designs.
Technical Communications faculty deliver communication instruction in the
context of engineering content and engineering project work and integrate
technical communication, teamwork, and ethics within the engineering
Michigan Engineering's vision is to be the world's preeminent college of
engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and
service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission
and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.
Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at:
https:// strategicvision.engin.umich.edu/ The University of Michigan has a
storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The
Michigan Engineering component of the University's comprehensive, five-year,
DEI strategic plan—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated
to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment—can be found at:
https:// www. engin.umich.edu/college/about/diversity
Responsibilities of the Lecturer I include, but are not limited to:
Team teaching with engineering faculty and technical communication faculty
in undergraduate courses
Teaching communication in context of engineering content and engineering
project work by student teams
Designing, preparing and delivering lectures in technical communication
Creating active-learning lessons on technical communication, teamwork, and
ethics in an engineering context
Creating online content (videos, lectures, assessments, activities,
etc.) to support student learning in in-person, hybrid, and/or online
learning contexts (synchronous and asynchronous)
Attending lectures and weekly team meetings of teaching team
Evaluating and grading student projects, student papers, and oral
Leading discussion and critique sessions
Conducting workshop exercises
Holding office hours
Academic degree in technical communication or in an allied field (e.g.
Communication, English, Rhetoric/Composition, Law, or similar) and/or
significant relevant training and experience in technical communication or
Excellence in English
Significant training and experience in the teaching of writing
Skill and experience in various technical communication genres
Successful teaching experience
Ability to work effectively with students individually and in engineering
Academic degree in technical communication or in an allied field, (e.g.
English, Rhetoric/Composition, Law, or similar), PhD preferred
Industrial experience in technical communication or related field
Leadership in a multi-disciplinary team-based environment
Experience with Engineering and/or Computer Science
Experience teaching in online, hybrid, and face-to-face environments
Experience with Learning Management Systems (e.g. Canvas)
Appointment Begin Date: Winter Term 2022. Classes start Wednesday, January 5,
2022. Some course preparation work may be required prior to appointment start.
Depending on Program needs, multiple positions may be available.
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the
U-M and the Lecturers' Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and
settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and
conditions of employment.
For questions, please contact Connie Hallom at 734-764-1427 or
LEO Job openings are posted for a minimum of ten calendar days. This job may
be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting
period has ended.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan
students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan
Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021. This includes
those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is
available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint