LINGUIST List 14.74

Thu Jan 9 2003

Jobs: Oral Communication: Assoc Director, U/of Penn

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  1. scoelho, Teaching Oral Communication: Associate Director, U/of Pennsylvania

Message 1: Teaching Oral Communication: Associate Director, U/of Pennsylvania

Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 15:26:28 +0000
From: scoelho <>
Subject: Teaching Oral Communication: Associate Director, U/of Pennsylvania

University or Organization: University of Pennsylvania
Department: Communication Within the Curriculum
Rank of Job: Associate Director
Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis, Teaching Oral Communication


Associate Director, Communication Within the Curriculum
College of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania
seeks to hire an associate director for Communication Within the
Curriculum (CWiC).

The College has integrated instruction in oral communication into its
undergraduate curriculum through a program called Communication Within
the Curriculum (CWiC). CWiC trains undergraduate speaking advisors to
consult with their peers on oral communication assignments in courses
across the disciplines. As an "across-the-curriculum" program, CWiC
seeks to make speaking assignments an integral part of learning course
content in many fields. The program also maintains a speaking center
with office hours, where students may seek help with any speaking
activity, and non-credit workshops on a range of oral communication

The associate director will manage and continue to develop all aspects
of the program including: managing personnel (including student
advisors and support staff) and the program's budget, consulting with
faculty on how to integrate oral assignments into their courses,
teaching student and faculty workshops and supporting a culture of
conversation and inquiry at Penn through collaborations with other
on-campus organizations. The associate director will also teach a
credit bearing course on persuasive speaking and peer advising to
train speaking advisors.

-Ph.D. strongly preferred
-Experience teaching the principles of oral communication at the
 college level
-Excellent oral and written communication skills
-Knowledge of literatures related to teaching oral and written
 communication, "across-the-curriculum" communication programs and the
 role of communication in civic culture
-Ability to manage a support staff (including student advisors) and
 program budget
-Sensitivity to personal issues related to communication (including
 anxiety, diversity and voice issues)

Appointment: 3 years renewable

To apply: Applications must include cover letter, CV, and three
letters of recommendation and should be sent by February 17, 2003, to:
Kristin Davidson, Director of Administrative Affairs, College of Arts
& Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 120 Logan Hall, 249 South 36th
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304 or email:

AA/EEO Employer


Address for Applications:

	Attn: Kristin Davidson
	249 S. 36th Street
	Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304
	United States of America 
	Applications are due by 17-Feb-2003

Contact Information:
	Kristin Davidson.
	Tel: 215-898-6341

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