Undergraduate Program Writing Coordinator

Undergraduate Program Writing Coordinator

The Charles E. Via Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech


Position Summary

The Charles E. Via Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech 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. This will be a full-time, academic year appointment at the Instructor rank.

Required qualifications: Master's degree in a field focused on pedagogy of communication/writing or related experience. 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.


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. Application review will commence on May 24, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. 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).  The department fully embraces 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.


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