North Carolina State University
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Graduate study has become increasingly important to professional development and career advancement. The Graduate School at NC State is ready for the challenge. With a focus on solving real-world issues through innovative research, NC State’s graduate programs are committed to transforming graduate education—to prepare our best and brightest students as true leaders ready to tackle the critical issues that challenge our state, nation, and world. Our goal is to prepare career-ready students with a true competitive edge through a focus on professionally-oriented training designed for the real world. In scope and quality our graduate programs are superb. We offer master’s and doctoral programs in a full range of traditional disciplines, as well as interdisciplinary programs that anticipate market trends and respond to national needs.
Science, engineering, and technology are our core strengths. We also offer strong programs in design, education, management, the humanities, and the social sciences. Our location in North Carolina’s Research Triangle means the best of industry-government-university partnerships. Our decade-old Centennial Campus reflects the university model of the future, where young investigators collaborate with faculty mentors, private companies, and public agencies to solve real-world problems. The land-grant tradition at NC State finds new expression in links with all 100 North Carolina counties and in consortia with other institutions, both domestic and international.
NC State boasts a talented graduate student body of nearly 10,000 master’s and doctoral students who reflect a richness and diversity that energize this community of scholars. They come from all 50 states and from over 100 different countries. In 2014–2015, we conferred 2,338 master’s and 512 doctoral degrees. We are proud of our students, of their achievements and of the outstanding graduate faculty who are their mentors. For more information, please visit our website at www.grad.ncsu.edu.
Essential Job Duties
• The Writing Specialist will work with the Graduate School Professional Development Team and appropriate personnel from the College of Engineering to develop a robust curriculum that supports and develops graduate students’ writing and research communication capabilities, and that builds intellectual as well as administrative skills that will enhance student work in the academy and beyond.
• The Writing Specialist will develop and teach several development series (semester-long, noncredit courses) and additional workshops that train graduate students, alone and in teams, to effectively research, evaluate, and communicate complex scientific and technical ideas, concepts, processes or procedures in written and presentation form.
• The Writing Specialist will provide instruction through various modalities, including face-to-face and online instructional interactions.
• The Writing Specialist will actively support existing Dissertation and Thesis support services, assist with facilitating writing retreats and the Dissertation Institute, and other related projects.
• Assist Professional Development Team with additional projects and programs.
Other duties as assigned by Assistant Dean of Professional Development
Doctoral degree in Engineering or Science or in the study of writing in Engineering or Science.
Departmental Required Skills
Strong first-author publication history with peer-reviewed publications required.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Experience developing and providing instructional content in classroom and online environments, especially in the genre of technical and scientific writing, is preferred.
Strong working experience with various software platforms used to produce publications, analyze data, and develop visual representations of data and concepts, processes, and procedures.
Required License or Certification
Job Open Date
Must Be Open Until
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