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University of Wisconsin - Madison Position Vacancy Listing PVL # 78846 Please Note: A change was made to this position announcement on 03/20/14

Working Title: Faculty Associate - Technical Communications Official Title: FACULTY ASSOCIATE(D92DN) or ASSOC FACULTY ASSOC(D92FN) or ASST FACULTY ASSOC(D92LN) Degree and area of specialization: MS/MA required, PhD preferred in English, Technical Writing, Rhetoric, Communication Arts, History of Science, or a related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Three years or more of recent experience teaching advanced college-level composition, technical writing, and technical presentations to engineering or science students. Must have the following: excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational and analytic abilities, a facility for understanding technical subjects, enthusiasm for teaching communication courses for undergraduate engineering students, particularly at advanced levels, and commitment to collaboration within a program. Preferred experience includes engineering/industrial/business communication or online instruction methods, including asynchronous and synchronous formats. Candidates preferred with a successful teaching record in one or more of these areas: professional/technical documents and presentations (principles and rhetoric); global/international communication; communication strategies for effective technical leaders; and cutting-edge communication technology (presentation software, web-based research methods, electronic document management tools, and web conferencing). Principal duties: Join the Technical Communication program at UW-Madison. The program staff is committed to providing College of Engineering students comprehensive written and spoken learning experiences. The program's goal is to provide students with skills that will enhance their ability to communicate in professional and academic settings. Courses emphasize using research to assemble data, organizing technical knowledge, formulating persuasive arguments, and preparing convincing presentations. An undergraduate internship program and publication of the Wisconsin Engineer magazine provide students an opportunity to gain practical experience. By completing an expanded curriculum, undergraduate students can earn a technical communication certificate. The program staff continuously seeks to deploy new techniques that reflect the changing communication needs of future engineers. Specific duties are listed below. Teach upper- and lower-level undergraduate courses, as assigned, in basic and advanced technical communication (e.g., EPD 155 Basic Communication, EPD 275 Technical Presentations, EPD 397 Technical Communication). Meet regularly with TC Certificate advisees, as assigned, and contribute to the development and growth of the Certificate Work with other faculty/staff to ensure a coordinated program; participate actively in staff meetings, program committees, and new initiatives to enhance the quality and visibility of the program; engage in appropriate assessment activities to ensure quality and consistency in teaching; collaborate with others in the program. Prepare new course materials and new courses for meeting the changing needs of engineering students when communicating technical information. Develop, implement, and evaluate online and multi-media instructional methods for technical communication education. Provide leadership in the development of new initiatives within the Technical Communication program. Build a portfolio documenting these initiatives and their impact on the program. Fulfill general responsibilities related to teaching, which include meeting regularly with course coordinators; creating a class schedule; posting and holding regular office hours; holding student conferences; developing lectures and class materials; providing written and verbal feedback on drafts; and grading written projects, team work, and oral presentations. Actively pursue lifelong learning and professional development in areas relevant to the program. Document these contributions to the program.

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.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring. A period of evaluation will be required ************************* Employee Class: Academic Staff Department(s): Full Time Salary Rate: Term: Appointment percent: Anticipated begin date: Number of Positions:

ENGR/ENGR PROF DEVELOPMEN Minimum $46,000 ACADEMIC (9 months) Depending on Qualifications This position will end on AUGUST 23, 2015. 100% AUGUST 25, 2014 2

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION Application must be received by: APRIL 17, 2014 HOW TO APPLY: Application form available at Applications will be accepted after deadline date until position is filled. Letters of recommendation are welcome but not required. Four references from individuals that can speak directly to the applicant's teaching, course development, and collaborative skills are requested. Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #78846 to: Edith Vitale Phone: 608-263-3646 432 N Lake St

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Madison, WI 53706-1415 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. ) NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Feedback, questions or accessibility issues: [email protected] © 2008 Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System