Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lecturer, Writing,Rhetoric and Professional Communication in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

LECTURER, WRITING, RHETORIC, AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION, Comparative Media Studies/Writing, to work as a writing and disciplines specialist in the Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication program (WRAP). WRAP, a thriving program with over thirty lecturers, collaborates with faculty across MIT to provide communication instruction within communication-intensive subjects in all departments. Through a team-teaching structure, WRAP lecturers embedded in disciplinary classes teach students 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. Responsibilities will include team teaching communication in communication-intensive classes, primarily in STEM subjects; working with faculty to develop pedagogy, instruction, and assignments that teach the rhetorical principles of written and oral communication; and evaluating and responding to student communication assignments in a variety of contexts and providing guidance to faculty and TAs for evaluating and responding to student communication assignments. The teaching load is the equivalent of three classes per term.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: substantial teaching experience; master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred); comfort with highly technical subject matter and an understanding of the principles of effective communication of technical material for multiple audiences; excellent interpersonal skills; and ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, TAs, and administrative staff. Experience teaching technical communication and in WAC/WID (writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines) contexts preferred, as is familiarity with rhetoric and WAC/WID pedagogy. Experience with assignment design, oral communication instruction, or visual rhetoric is also preferred. Job #14752

This is a temporary, academic year (9 month), position.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Job Number: 14752

Functional Area: Academic (non-faculty)

Department: Comparative Media Studies/Writing

School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No