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LECTURER, WRITING, RHETORIC, AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION , Comparative Media Studies/Writing-Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication Program (WRAP) , to serve as a writing in the disciplines specialist in the WRAP program. A thriving program with over thirty lecturers, WRAP collaborates with faculty across MIT to provide communication instruction within communication-intensive subjects in all departments. In addition to technical knowledge, MIT graduates need to know how to analyze audiences and attend to differences in discourse conventions; analyze and produce specialized genres and forms of argumentation; and compose, evaluate, and integrate oral, written, visual, and digital modes of communication. WRAP researches these concepts and professional practices; develops new pedagogy; and assesses how students learn, apply, and transfer this knowledge. Will teach communication in communication-intensive classes primarily in STEM subjects; work with faculty to develop pedagogy, instruction, and assignments that teach the rhetorical principles of written and oral communication; evaluate and respond to student communication assignments in a variety of contexts; and provide guidance to faculty and TAs for evaluating and responding to student communication assignments. The teaching load is the equivalent of three classes per term.
REQUIRED : master's degree (Ph.D. preferred) in rhetoric, composition, or technical/professional writing; three years' teaching experience, including experience teaching technical communication, preferably in WAC/WID contexts; comfort with highly technical subject matter and understanding of the principles of effective communication of technical material for multiple audiences; and excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, TAs, and administrative staff. Experience with assignment design, oral communication instruction, and/or visual rhetoric preferred; as is familiarity with rhetoric and WAC/WID pedagogy. Job #17521
This position is a temporary, one-year appointment with the possibility for renewal.
Salary is commensurate with experience and MIT offers full benefits and support for professional development for lecturers.
Applications should consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references.
Internal Number: 17521
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