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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Program inTechnical Communication at the University of Michigan College of Engineering seeks skilled and enthusiastic applicants for the position of Lecturer I.  The College of Engineering is committed to the academic excellence of its student body, with special emphasis on the ability of graduates to express themselves and their ideas in a professional and highly successful manner.  As such, the Program in Technical Communication plays a significant role in the delivery of a communication curriculum across the college, with special focus in the first year courses, laboratories and capstone designs.  Technical Communication faculty deliver communication instruction in the context of engineering content and engineering project work and integrate technical communication, teamwork, and ethics within the engineering curricula.


Responsibilities of the Lecturer I include, but are not limited to: 

  • Team teaching with engineering faculty and technical communication faculty in undergraduate courses
  • Teaching communication in context of engineering content and engineering project work by student teams
  • Designing, preparing and delivering lectures in technical communication
  • Attending lectures and weekly team meetings of teaching team
  • Holding office hours
  • Evaluating and grading student projects, student papers, and oral presentations
  • Leading discussion and critique sessions
  • Conducting workshop exercises

Required Qualifications*

  • Academic degree in technical communication or in an allied field and/or significant relevant training and experience in technical communication or related field
  • Excellence in written and oral English
  • Significant training and experience in the teaching of writing
  • Skill and experience in various technical communication genres
  • Successful teaching experience
  • Ability to work effectively with students singly and in engineering project teams
  • Experience with scientific/engineering content

Desired Qualifications*

  • Academic degree in technical communication or in an allied field, PhD preferred
  • Industrial experience in technical communication or related field
  • Leadership in a multi-disciplinary team-based environment
  • Experience with Engineering and/or Computer Science

Additional Information

Appointment Begin Date: Fall Term 2018; some course preparation work may be required prior to appointment start.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturer's Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Contact Information

For questions, please contact Mary Gilbert at 734-764-1427 or

Mission Statement

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.  Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: 

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Application Deadline

LEO Job openings are posted for a minimum of ten calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.