This position is not eligible for remote work
The University of Texas at Dallas is a Carnegie R1 classification university nestled just a few miles north of downtown Dallas and minutes away from global corporate headquarters and a renowned arts district. UT Dallas was established by the founders of Texas Instruments and is driven by its legacy of entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to academic excellence. A high-energy, agile, innovative university, UT Dallas offers top-ranked science, engineering, and business programs and has gained prominence for a breadth of educational paths from audiology to arts and technology. Our faculty includes various members of the National Academies and more than 550 tenured and tenure-track professors.
Our eight schools offer more than 140 undergraduate and graduate programs, plus professional certificates and fast-track programs. More than 8,000 international students from over 100 countries attend UT Dallas.
The Office of Graduate Education (OGE) collaborates with students and encourages them to immerse themselves in their education and to challenge themselves to make original, creative contributions. We support graduate students from the time they are admitted until they complete their degrees. The OGE directs incoming students to information on financial aid and housing, offers professional development and social events for graduate students, provides students with one-on-one help with their academic writing projects, documents that students have earned their degree requirements, supports students in meeting the format requirements for theses and dissertations, and assists in responding to any challenges along the way. We promote the recruitment of excellent graduate students, collaborate with the faculty to raise the quality of graduate education, support faculty and graduate advisors in dealing with exceptions and challenges, process forms required for degree completion, and work with the Office of the Provost to meet the requirements of the Coordinating Board, the UT System, and SACSCOC.
Minimum Education and Experience
Master's degree in a relevant field, plus two years of experience in a teaching/tutoring environment. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Preferred Education and Experience
- Master's degree in a relevant field, plus two years of experience in a teaching/tutoring environment.
- Background in program development or evaluation.
- Possess strong customer service and public relations skills.
- Ability to communicate and interact effectively with diverse constituencies, excellent intercultural skills.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
- Capacity to work and thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial organization that values collaboration, equity, diversity, access, cultural attentiveness, and intersectionality.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Learning Specialist III is responsible for educating, programming, advising, and promoting the writing goals of UT Dallas graduate students. The Learning Specialist III provides students with structured, personalized writing instruction that reflects and integrates current writing theory and practice for a wide range of academic writing projects. The candidate holds one-to-one consultations to address graduate students' individual writing concerns, develops and delivers original programming to address significant aspects of academic writing in group settings, collects attendance data, and develops assessment tools to evaluate programming.
The Learning Specialist III will also work with doctoral and master's students in their final semester, checking their dissertations and theses for formatting and helping them to ensure that their dissertations and theses are of the highest quality possible.
The responsibilities of the Learning Specialist III include but are not limited to the following:
- Works closely with the Graduate Dean to create a supportive environment for graduate students to polish their written communication skills.
- Collaborates with the Schools and other university departments in developing and implementing original programming to address significant aspects of academic writing. This also includes collaboration with undergraduate writing services as needed.
- Collects attendance data and develops assessment tools to evaluate the OGE writing services programming.
- Provides effective techniques for self-editing and proofreading.
- Offers workshops and seminars to help students with current academic writing conventions.
- Teach students to identify strengths and weaknesses in their compositions and to find and correct their errors.
- Supports all UT Dallas graduate students, including domestic, international, and ESL students.
- Assist doctoral and master's students with formatting their dissertations and theses alongside the team of graduate editors.
Remote Work Notice:
A remote work schedule is not available for this position.
The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to graduating well-rounded members of the global community whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world. A diversity of people, ideas and perspectives is crucial to our vision and mission. A charter member of SEA (STEMM Equity Achievement) Change, UT Dallas is a place where members of the community from all backgrounds are welcomed, treated fairly, and encouraged in their pursuit of excellence.
What You Should Know
UT Dallas is ranked among the “Best of the Best Colleges” for LGBTQ Inclusion by Campus Pride. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosts a variety of programs and leads initiatives toward efforts to cultivate a culture of equity and belonging for all members of the campus community. “LilyPad” lactation facilities are located throughout campus for private use by nursing parents. The University currently supports nine Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that are communities of faculty and staff from various identities along with advocates and allies (e.g., Black Faculty and Staff Alliance, Universal Access ERG, Military and Veteran ERG).
The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living and working environment that is welcoming, respectful and inclusive of all members of the university community. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Visit https://institutional-initiatives.utdallas.edu/ for more information.
What We Can Offer
UT Dallas aims to attract and retain talented faculty and staff to support the university's mission. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, retirement, life insurance and AD&D coverage. UT Dallas also offers employee wellness programs, tuition assistance, professional development through Academic Impressions, and so much more. Visit https://hr.utdallas.edu/employees/benefits/ for more information.
1) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.
2) UT Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its programs and activities, including in admission and enrollment. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Director of Institutional Equity at InstitutionalEquity@utdallas.edu or the Title IX Coordinator at TitleIXCoordinator@utdallas.edu, or call 972-883-5331.
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