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Instructor (Part-Time), Certificate in Technical Writing


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School / Campus / College: Continuum College

Organization: Continuum College

Title: Instructor (Part-Time), Certificate in Technical Writing


Position Details


Position Description

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service.

UW Continuum College expands the reach of the University of Washington by delivering educational programs that meet the needs of learners at all phases of their lives. We’re focused on removing obstacles to relevant educational opportunities by addressing geographic, financial, length of commitment, and time constraints, increasing access to knowledge for more people. As a diverse community that values inclusivity and collaboration, we foster a respectful, supportive workplace where innovation comes to life. By looking ahead and experimenting with new approaches, we’re creating new educational opportunities to help people thrive in a world of change.

 

UW Continuum College (UWC2) has a range of outstanding opportunities for part-time instructors in Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) non-credit certificate programs. Instructors serve a key role in certificate programs, engaging with students, serving as subject matter experts, presenting learning content, and assessing whether learners have achieved course competencies. PCE students consistently say that the instructor is the single most important element of their course.

 

Professional and Continuing Education Instructors...

  • Teach to a set curriculum plan with clear learning outcomes and competencies
  • Prepare a course syllabus in advance of the course start date (templates provided)
  • Ensure that lesson plans and presentation materials for the full course are relevant and current
  • Teach all class sessions at the scheduled time
  • Respond to student inquiries and provide feedback on student assignments in a timely manner 
  • Coordinate with other instructors in the certificate program, to ensure curriculum continuity across courses
  • Adapt instructional techniques based on feedback from students and the Program Manager, and implement sound pedagogical practices
  • Complete instructor onboarding, relevant learning technology training, and other training as needed
  • Observe FERPA, HIPAA, and other privacy laws and policies.
  • Participate in 1-2 instructor meetings and information sessions per year

 

We are hiring for two courses of a three course series. Information regarding the full certificate may be found at https://www.pce.uw.edu/certificates/professional-technical-writing.

 

The instructors for each Technical Writing course will provide 3 hours of online teaching per week (course class time) in collaboration with an Instructional Assistant, an average of 3 hours per week of preparation time. Course preparation time includes provision of student assessment and feedback, readiness to use UW online platforms and learning technologies, and other activities.

 

PCE courses are generally 10 weeks in duration and align with the UW academic quarter calendar. PCE offers courses in a variety of formats – see the course webpage to find out about the available formats. Information on PCE programs may be found at https://www.pce.uw.edu/

 

UWC2 Extension Lecturers / Instructors are Academic Staff, not faculty. This is a part-time, temporary position.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum seven years of professional experience relevant to the course topics.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability, and desire, to successfully work with individuals from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Willingness to teach with minimal supervision while maintaining high standards of professionalism, punctuality, and content relevance for diverse adult students.
  • Legal authorization to work and receive compensation in the United States.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Prior teaching or mentoring experience, particularly with adult learners.
  • Prior experience teaching/presenting in an online environment.

Instructions

To apply to teach a Technical Writing certificate course, please submit the following:

  • A cover letter describing your areas of interest and expertise. Please identify the specific course(s) you are interested in teaching.
  • Resume or CV
  • Names and contact information of three references. [optional]
  • A link to a professional webpage, samples of technical writing work, Google scholar page (if applicable), and Github profile (if applicable). [optional]

 

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and review of applications will occur intermittently dependent on program needs. Applications received by November 8th, 2021, will receive priority consideration.

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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