Instructor or Lecturer of Technical Communication

Job Description:

The Department of English at the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH), invites applications for an instructor or lecturer of Technical Communication. This is a 9-month regular, non-tenure-earning position and is expected to begin in August 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 4/4 teaching load of both face-to-face and online courses. The primary academic assignment for this position will be to teach introductory courses in technical communication, and there will be additional opportunities to teach 4000-level courses in the Technical Communication track in the Department of English.


A Hispanic Serving Institution, the University of Central Florida (UCF) is home to a growing and diverse student population of over 70,000 students, almost 2,000 faculty, and more than 4,700 staff.  At UCF we are dedicated to access, and we are invested in identifying candidates who will contribute to our mission through equity-minded practice and culturally responsive pedagogy.


The Department of English, within the College of Arts and Humanities, offers B.A., M.A., and MFA degrees. UCF offers a range of competitive teaching and research related grants and award opportunities for which eligible faculty may apply. For more information about the Department of English, please visit our website at For more information about UCF, please visit the website at

Minimum Qualifications:

An M.A. (for an instructor), or Ph.D. (for a lecturer) in English, Technical Communication, or a related field from an accredited institution by the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience in related technical fields such as usability studies/UX, scientific/medical writing, engineering writing, grant writing, and business communication.

-Three years of experience teaching Technical Communication.

-Experience teaching both theory and applied technology or a willingness to learn about areas, such as, integrating low-stakes, free software like Piktochart or Canva as well as professional tools such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Agile methodologies, or publication software into class assignments.

-Professional experience as a technical writer, project manager, or editor and interest in fostering community and industry partnerships.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The candidate must be authorized to work in the USA without the need for sponsorship, now or in the future.

Additional Application Materials Required:

The university requires that all applicants apply online at In addition to the online application, applicants must also submit the following: (1) a letter of application indicating qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) the contact information for three professional references.


NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.


Review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.


The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.


For further questions about this position, please contact Dr. J.D. Applen at

Florida Clause:

UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening.  Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Republic of Cuba, the Venezuelan regime of Nicolás Maduro, or the Syrian Arab Republic.


The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates. 


These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government.  For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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