The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech invites applications for a faculty position as the Mechanical Engineering Technical Communication Program Coordinator. This is a non-tenure track contract position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level depending on the qualifications of the candidate.
This position will be filled pending the availability of funds. Candidates should apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu to posting number 512769. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of published journal articles and pedagogical achievements, a one-page teaching statement, a brief research statement as applicable, and the names of five references that the search committee may contact. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by February 29, 2020, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Qualifications include: a PhD or Master’s degree preferably in a field focused on the discipline and pedagogy of communication/writing (e.g. Engineering Education specializing in technical communication, English specializing in technical communication) or an engineering field with significant experience in written and oral technical communication and teaching experience by appointment start date. Preferred qualifications include: experience in a mechanical engineering or related discipline, experience working or teaching in a STEM field or environment, and assessment experience. We are seeking highly-qualified candidates committed to a career in teaching and research in pedagogy/communication. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate communication program. Duties will include: developing a new one-credit Discourse in Mechanical Engineering course; collaborating with faculty in other courses within the curriculum on communication instruction; delivering instruction, discourse critiques, workshops, and assignments; recruiting, organizing, training and collaborating with graduate students and undergraduate student assistants. Preference will be given to the candidates with the best credentials and potential.
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.