Job description

JOB NO.: 94077-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Communications, Editing, Engineering, Instructional, Instructional Design

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 94077-AS

Working Title: Asst Faculty Assoc-Technical Communications



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 20, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $46,000 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. strongly preferred in English, Technical Communication, Composition/Rhetoric, Communication Arts, History of Science, or a related field. MS/MA in these fields will be considered if teaching experience directly corresponds to teaching engineering or science communication skills.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Applicants must have two or more years of recent experience teaching advanced technical writing, technical presentations, or college-level composition to engineering or science students. Online teaching or online course development experience a plus.

Must also have the following: excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational and analytic abilities, a facility for understanding technical subjects and engineering innovations, enthusiasm for teaching communication courses for undergraduate engineering students (particularly at advanced levels), commitment to and evidence of collaborative teaching or collaborative resource development, and experience developing new program or new educational initiatives.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The mission of the Technical Communication Program is to provide critical communication skills for engineering students at UW-Madison. Our program teaches informative, analytic, and persuasive technical writing, technical presentations, and engineering ethics to prepare students for the multidisciplinary challenges of the engineering workplace. In the required EPD 397 course, our students learn competitive writing: they learn how to contextualize, defend, and promote their own ideas so that they can compete in a global marketplace, and they learn the kind of critical perspective-taking that will ensure their technical ideas effectively engage audiences within and outside of their workplace. As a member of our instructional staff, the person in this fulltime position will teach multiple sections of the upper-level undergraduate technical communication course for engineers, EPD 397. The instructor will fulfill general responsibilities associated with teaching and work collaboratively with other staff to enhance the value and service of the TC program to the College of Engineering. This position will be supervised by the Director of Technical Communication and will work closely with a committee of mentors here comprised of other experienced instructional staff.

Additional Information:

Summer school class assignment depends on experience with the courses offered and the availability of funding. Additional teaching opportunities in master degree and continuing education courses for professional engineers, in either on-campus or distance-delivered format, may be available.


Laura Grossenbacher
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter and resume. For more information on the department, please visit our website:

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Apr 6 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: May 1 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 4/7/2018
Application Due: 5/2/2018
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