Faculty Position - Lecturer in Writing and Communication, Department of Communication and Media

Faculty Position - Lecturer in Writing and Communication, Department of Communication and Media

Date posted: 2016-10-25 14:01:02


Posted:  October 2016

Deadline:  Deadline Information: Screening of Applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.


The Department of Communication and Media (C&M) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Writing and Communication. Particular areas of interest include writing in and across the disciplines, digital rhetoric, professional and technical communication, and computer-mediated communications.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD or terminal degree (or its foreign equivalent) in Writing Studies, Rhetoric, Communication, Technical Communication, or a similar field that emphasizes applied communication. Candidates must possess teaching experience, and desired qualifications include candidates who have experience with the pedagogy of multimodal communication or teaching or tutoring in a collegiate writing center.

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s oldest technological university. With approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students from across the country and 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. The university’s Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) offers scholars and students opportunities for creative interdisciplinary research in the arts, performance technologies, science, and engineering. The Princeton Review regularly ranks the program in Games and Simulation Arts & Sciences among the top 20 games programs in the nation, with an interdisciplinary curriculum including one of the first comprehensive tracks in Writing for Games.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness at the collegiate level, and three letters of reference at http://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/4126.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, and national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.