Assistant Professor of Teaching in Technical Communication, Engineering Education

Type: Full-Time
Application Due: Open Until Filled

Engineering Education

Posting Number: F220279

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Faculty Appointment Term

Position Type: UUP Faculty

Fiscal Year

Position Summary

The Department of Engineering Education (DEE) at University at Buffalo (UB) invites candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Professor of Teaching (Lecturer) in Technical Communication, a non-tenure track lecturer position. The candidate will join a growing team of technical and professional communication teacher-scholars, who contribute to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Department of Engineering Education through teaching undergraduate and graduate courses that focus on effective and just communication within STEM fields.

Assistant Professors of Teaching in DEE typically:

  • Develop and teach courses in STEM communication
  • Formulate and implement student excellence initiatives, ABET objectives, and diversity enhancement
  • Assist in the analysis of student academic progress and retention
  • Contribute to assessment activities

In addition to effective teachers, the Department of Engineering Education seeks teacher-scholars who can contribute to new programmatic initiatives and teaching practices. Participation in innovative research is encouraged.

We are particularly looking for candidates who can operate effectively in a team environment and in a diverse community of students and faculty, sharing our vision of helping all constituents reach their full potential.

Outstanding Benefits Package

Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB

The University at Buffalo (UB), a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities, is the largest and most comprehensive university in The State University of New York (SUNY) system, with about 20,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate students and 1,600 full-time faculty. The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has 6,000 students enrolled across 9 academic departments.

About Buffalo
Buffalo is a city with a rapidly growing economy, eclectic neighborhoods, world-class art galleries and museums, a vibrant theater and music community, the Lake Erie waterfront, a city-wide system of parks designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and major and minor league sports teams. The awe-inspiring Niagara Falls is just 20 minutes away. The department is located on the UB North Campus in suburban Amherst, an area that combines outstanding public schools and services with a surprisingly low cost-of-living.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the University at Buffalo will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates must hold a master's degree in Rhetoric, Writing, Technical Communication, or a related field.
  • All academic requirements for the master's degree must be completed prior to appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference given to candidates that hold a PhD in Rhetoric, Writing, Technical Communication, or a related field.


Additional Information

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Contact's Name: Jennifer Giegel

Contact's Title: Director of Administration

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Contact's Phone: 716-645-3394

Deadline for Applicants: Open Until Filled

Number of References Required

The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and in keeping with our commitment, encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans to apply.

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