Lecturer in Technical and Scientific Writing



Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer in Technical and Scientific Writing


The Department of Communication and Media at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute invites applicants for a 3-year, full-time lectureship in Writing beginning in May or August 2022. The ideal candidate will contribute to our expansion in the area of public communication about science and technology and, more specifically, the rhetorical, political, and ethical dimensions of discourse on health and the environment.


Applicants must have a Ph.D., Ed.D., or foreign degree equivalent in Writing or a closely related area and evidence of successful collegiate level teaching prior to their appointment. Responsibilities will include teaching three courses per semester and pursuing an active research trajectory.


Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s first technological university. With approximately 5,000 undergraduates and 2,500 graduate students from around the world, the university offers more than 145 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Rensselaer is located in Troy, NY, the heart of the “Tech Valley” region of the Hudson River Valley.


We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


To apply, please submit to https://careers.rpi.edu/en-us/job/492618/lecturer-sr-lecturer-professor-of-practice-school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  (1) a letter of interest; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a teaching portfolio that includes a teaching statement, a sample syllabus, and evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level; (4) a diversity statement; (5) selected research publications; and (6) names and contact information for three references. To ensure priority consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2021.  For additional information about the department, please visit http://www.cm.rpi.edu


The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Russell Sage Laboratory (SAGE) 4307, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 276-2576

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