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Visiting Scholars and Postdoctoral Fellows and Associates

Visiting Scholars are our way of facilitating the residency of a limited number of distinguished scholars from other academic institutions or accomplished professionals whose expertise coincides with current research groups. The program is part of its mission of working across disciplines, cultures, and communities. Visiting Scholar positions are non-compensated appointments established to accommodate the scholars’ research and enrich the CMS/W research community.

Postdoctoral Associates are usually associated with one of our research groups as well. They come to MIT to develop their scholarly competence, working under the supervision of MIT faculty members. As these positions become available, they are either announced below and on MIT’s job listings web site and advertised in professional and scholarly publications.

Postdoctoral Fellows come to MIT with grants or fellowships from outside funding agencies or government entities, in order to develop their scholarly and research skills. Funding must be secured prior to making an application for appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow, and the dates of the appointment must match the dates of the funding.

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Openings at CMS/W

Lecturer: Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication

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Will teach communication-intensive classes across the curriculum, including some combination of science, engineering, humanities, arts, and social science subjects; work with faculty in various disciplines to develop and implement assignments that teach the rhetorical principles of written and oral communication; and evaluate and respond to student writing and speaking in a variety of contexts, including individual conferences and small-group peer workshops. The teaching load is the equivalent of three classes per term.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: an M.A. (Ph.D. preferred) in rhetoric, composition, or technical/professional writing; substantial experience teaching academic writing; and excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with faculty, students, and administrative and support staff. Experience teaching in WAC/WID contexts; familiarity with scientific and technical communication; and experience with assignment design, oral communication instruction, or visual rhetoric preferred. Job #13785

This is a temporary, one-year position with the possibly of renewable based upon successful evaluation and available funds.

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