The Engineering and Applied Science (EAS) Division at the California Institute of Technology seeks a STEM Communication Specialist and Lecturer (Lecturer) to support the learning of effective oral communication in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We seek applicants with academic backgrounds in STEM fields who have advanced knowledge of academic and professional oral communication skills in these fields.
The STEM Communication Specialist and Lecturer will develop a curriculum to teach undergraduate engineering students how to effectively give oral technical presentations of several types (academic technical presentations, technical presentations to a lay audience, “TED” style talks, media interviews, elevator pitches, etc.). The Lecturer will teach multiple sections of the course developed, serving about 40 students per term over three academic terms (about 120 students total). The structure of the sections to cover 40 students per term will be developed by the Lecturer.
The Lecturer will hold regular office hours for individual consultation. The Lecturer will also present several oral communication workshops for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.
This full-time, 12-month position is anticipated to start no later than the beginning of September 2018, with an opportunity for renewal. The first undergraduate courses begin in October 2018. The Lecturer has the opportunity to interact with peers from the Caltech Center for Teaching and Learning, the Hixon Writing Center, and reports to the EAS Director of Communications. Apply here.