Lecturers in Technical/ Scientific Writing and TESOL

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1) Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer in Technical and Scientific Writing

The Department of Communication and Media at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute invites applicants for a 3-year, full-time lectureship in Writing beginning in May or August 2022. The ideal candidate will contribute to our expansion in the area of public communication about science and technology and, more specifically, the rhetorical, political, and ethical dimensions of discourse on health and the environment.

Applicants must have a Ph.D., Ed.D., or foreign degree equivalent in Writing or a closely related area and evidence of successful collegiate level teaching prior to their appointment. Responsibilities will include teaching three courses per semester and pursuing an active research trajectory.

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s first technological university. With approximately 5,000 undergraduates and 2,500 graduate students from around the world, the university offers more than 145 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Rensselaer is located in Troy, NY, the heart of the “Tech Valley” region of the Hudson River Valley.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please submit to https://careers.rpi.edu/en-us/job/492618/lecturer-sr-lecturer-professor-of-practice-school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  (1) a letter of interest; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a teaching portfolio that includes a teaching statement, a sample syllabus, and evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level; (4) a diversity statement; (5) selected research publications; and (6) names and contact information for three references. To ensure priority consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2021.  For additional information about the department, please visit http://www.cm.rpi.edu

 

2) Lecturer, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The Department of Communication and Media in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute invites applicants for a non-tenure-track position in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) beginning Fall 2022.

Applicants must have a Ph.D., Ed.D., or foreign degree equivalent with certification in TESOL or a closely related area at the time of appointment. Applicants should have successful ESL and Intensive English Language Program (IELP) teaching experience at the university level in the United States and experience training international teaching assistants. Experience in language proficiency assessment and graduate-level teaching is strongly preferred.

Teaching responsibilities for this position include preparing non-native English speakers for Teaching Assistant roles generally aligned with their field of study, and teaching academic writing to international students. There is the possibility of teaching additional undergraduate and graduate courses in writing and oral communication for students whose native language is English.

The position also includes helping international students in the Center for Global Communication+Design with writing and oral presentations and training tutors in the Center to work with international students. Other teaching assignments may be made as needed by the Department or the Center for Global Communication+Design.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national, and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.

To apply, please submit to https://careers.rpi.edu/en-us/job/492791/lecturer-teaching-english-to-speakers-of-other-languages-tesol (1) a letter of interest; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a teaching portfolio that includes a teaching statement, sample syllabus, and evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level; (4) a diversity statement; (5) selected research publications; and (6) names and contact information for three references. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.  For additional information, please visit www.commd.rpi.edu and http://www.cm.rpi.edu


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