Job Information

University of Utah CLEAR Associate Instructor in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/10/2022

Requisition Number PRN30537B

Job Title Associate Instructor

Working Title CLEAR Associate Instructor

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday-Friday, 8a-5p, flexible depending on course schedule

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00051 - College of Engineering-Dean

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 50000 to 115000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Provides instruction for technical writing and communication courses in the College of Engineering. Develops curriculum and content for classwork, lectures and workshops in technical writing and presentations, teamwork, and ethics in collaboration with departments in the College. Works with department faculty, staff and students to ensure departmental and College objectives for curriculum and assessment are achieved. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.


The CLEAR (Communication, Leadership, Ethics and Research) Program at the University of Utah’s College of Engineering prepares engineering undergraduates for success in their careers through improving their written and oral communication, teamwork skills and ethical understanding.

An Associate Instructor will:

• Work with one or more departments in the College to develop and teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in technical writing, speaking, leadership, ethics and teamwork.

• Deliver instruction in writing and communications through lectures, individual coaching, meetings and workshops.

• Collaborate with the College and department administrators and other CLEAR instructors to formulate and modify curricula in accordance with College and department objectives and requirements (e.g., ABET criteria).

• Work with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to create and implement methods to collect data on student skill development and program effectiveness.

Minimum Qualifications

A BS degree in Engineering or physical science is required, as are an aptitude for writing and communications, and a Ph.D. or other terminal degree.

Demonstrated organizational ability, strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to work independently and in a team setting are required.


Experience in engineering, science or other technical writing is strongly preferred. Teaching experience is preferred.

Related experience in instructional design and assessment is preferred.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.