Lecturer I - Writing Across the Curriculum -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology

This lecturer will 1) work with course instructional staff (faculty and technical instructors) in various disciplines to develop and implement assignments that teach the fundamentals of scientific and technical writing and speaking, 2) provide instruction in various scientific and engineering classes; 3) evaluate and respond to student writing and speaking in a variety of contexts; and 4) teach writing sections attached to science and engineering classes. In addition, this lecturer will help develop instructional materials. The teaching load is the equivalent of three classes per term. The initial appointment for full-time instructors is for three years; if renewed, the individual will be reviewed in the fifth year for possible promotion to Lecturer II, a position with five-year, renewable contracts. Salary is commensurate with experience.

• Substantial experience teaching scientific and technical communication;
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with faculty, students, and administrative staff.
• Masters degree required; Ph.D. preferred.
• Experience with computers, video, or new media preferred.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, dossier, and writing sample by December 1, 2010 to:

Ms. Chelsey Norman, Coordinator
Writing Across the Curriculum Search
Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies
Room 12-117
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139.

Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the MLA Convention in Los Angeles in January 2011 and by phone.