Science Writing and Communication Lecturer - University of Colorado

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EBIO) at the University of Colorado is seeking to hire a one-year, full-time writing lecturer to teach three courses per semester and perform service related to improving student writing skills.  We are looking for someone who has had experience teaching science writing and communication to undergraduates.  The courses to be taught build upon a long tradition of instructing science majors in the value of writing, follow established Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Discipline (WAC/WID) protocols. A candidate’s desirable areas may include professional science communication, scientific writing and communication, WAC/WID theory and practice, academic writing, disciplinary rhetorics, and composition theory, practice, and programs.   The lecturer will teach three classes each semester:  EBIO 1950: Writing, Communication and Science (2 sections) and  EBIO 3940: Science Writing (1 section).   Course descriptions are available at http://www.colorado.edu/ebio/undergraduate/courses.  

Minimum Qualifications include a Masters degree (MS or MA) in science writing or communication, rhetoric and composition, technical communication, or a closely related field and one year experience in teaching technical and/or science communication. Preferred Qualifications include a Ph.D. or Masters degree (with substantial experience) in rhetoric and composition, technical communication, science writing and communication or a closely allied field; two or more years experience teaching science communication; experience teaching in WAC/WID curricula.

To apply online, visit https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=04871&lang=en. Questions regarding EBIO and the position can be directed to Dr. Harrison Carpenter, EBIO Advisor for Writing Instruction: harrison.carpenter@colorado.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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