Associate Instructor

State of Utah

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AD&D insurance
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Vision insurance
Wellness program
The John and Marcia Price College of Engineering is looking for an experienced instructor for technical writing and communication courses. The college serves eight departments and programs. The Communications, Leadership, Ethics, and Research (CLEAR) instructors develop curriculum and content for classwork, lectures and workshops in technical writing and presentations, teamwork, and ethics in collaboration with departments in the college. Works with department faculty, staff and students to ensure departmental and college objectives for curriculum and assessment are achieved. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

EDI Commitment:
The John and Marcia Price College of Engineering has recently received Bronze level recognition from the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program, which recognizes national leaders in inclusive excellence. The University of Utah John and Marcia Price College of Engineering believes that improving the productivity, health, safety, and enjoyment of human life, starts by listening and incorporating a wide range of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences in culture and circumstances. We encourage the inclusion of diverse thoughts and ideas to enhance our ability to provide solutions and engineering professionals that can contribute to the overall economy and wellbeing of society. We endeavor to support all students, faculty, and staff so they can reach their full potential.
At the University of Utah, John and Marcia Price College of Engineering, we ask a lot of our employees, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to your competitive salary, medical/dental/vision/life plan and up to 14.2% contribution to your retirement plan, we have the following perks:
Flexibility: Some telework options and flextime schedules are available for faculty and staff.
Office Culture: We have a highly collaborative office on the University of Utah campus. Employees have access to a full kitchen, and you have access to the Starley Cafe located in our gallery for affordable and easy lunch options. We offer several opportunities to engage and get to know your co-workers. Dress code is relaxed business/casual – we want you to be comfortable.
Wellness in action: Take advantage of our many health and wellness programs on-campus and virtually. This includes mental health and resiliency support, discount on outdoor recreation rentals and Eccles Student Life Center, nutrition services, and more.
Community: Discounts and sometimes free admissions to arts, cultural, museum, lectures and select sporting events on campus.
Learning: In addition to the many free educational opportunities on campus, the University offers 50% tuition reduction for eligible employees and their families. We also offer professional development opportunities to develop your skills.

Other benefits and services include:
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Supplemental Retirement Savings Plans (403(b), Roth 403(b), 457(b))
WellU Employee Wellness Program
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)
Supplemental Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Long Term Care Insurance
Hyatt Legal Plans
UESP 529 College Savings Plan
Auto/Home Insurance
Family and Medical Leave Act

The CLEAR Program at the University of Utah’s John and Marcia Price College of Engineering prepares engineering undergraduates for success in their careers through improving their written and oral communication, teamwork skills and ethical understanding.
An Associate Instructor will:
Work with one or more departments in the College to develop and teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in technical writing, speaking, leadership, ethics and teamwork.
Deliver instruction in writing and communications through lectures, individual coaching, meetings and workshops.
Collaborate with the College and department administrators and other CLEAR instructors to formulate and modify curricula in accordance with College and department objectives and requirements (e.g., ABET criteria).
Work with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to create and implement methods to collect data on student skill development and program effectiveness.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates should have an aptitude for writing and communications. A Ph.D. or other terminal degree is preferred. Experience in engineering, science or other technical writing is also strongly preferred. Related experience in teaching, instructional design and assessment is preferred. Demonstrated organizational ability, strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to work independently and in a team setting are required.

Benefited Staff
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Additional Information
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.
To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:
Director/ Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)
383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Statement
List of References
Optional Documents
Addendum to the University of Utah – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169 after submission
Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169

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