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University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin
Date Posted 02/02/2021
Faculty-Education-Adult And Distance Education (study Of)
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Summary:

We seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to offer effective instruction in writing and speaking. The instructor(s) chosen for this position will join the Business Communication Program, a team who work together to teach the core communication course required for all BBA students at the Wisconsin School of Business.

We are looking for a commitment to collaboration, student-centered learning, and research-based curriculum design and development. We value listening, communication, and teamwork skills. Well-qualified candidates will have experience in collaborative course development, inclusive design, and/or developing assignments and activities that help students meet stated learning outcomes. Expertise in business-specific communication and successful work in administrative or non-university settings would be an advantage.

The primary mission of our program is to prepare business students to communicate effectively in the contemporary workplace. Course content is grounded in discourse community theory and incorporates writing practice with business conventions and genres. The team writes, revises, and votes on all core materials, major assignments, and evaluation criteria. At the end of the term, we all participate in the blind grading of students? final portfolios. Class sessions are built upon student engagement and small group work with an emphasis on writing, workshop/peer review, and presentations.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Masters degree in Composition & Rhetoric, English, Professional/Technical Writing, Communication; PhD preferred

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum 3 years teaching writing and/or communications to adult learners (including undergraduate, graduate, or programming) required. Preferred areas of expertise include writing, public speaking, communications, and English as a Foreign Language. Highly preferred areas include experience teaching business genres or teaching in a business/professional school.

Additional Information:

Diversity and inclusion are primary values for the Wisconsin School of Business and are integral to achieving our strategic goals. We seek candidates with an awareness of and commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion across all spectrums. Our school is committed to continuously increasing the cultural competence of its staff and faculty members through school-wide forums and professional development opportunities.

There is a possibility this position can be extended in subsequent semesters to teach one or more of course(s) listed on this PVL, or similar courses within the department. This position may become renewable if there is a need for an ongoing appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 9 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


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