The Department of Writing and Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites nominations and applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor, Professional and Technical Writing. Georgia Southern University (www.georgiasouthern.edu), a member institution of the University System of Georgia and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, is one of Georgia’s premier universities. A residential university serving more than 20,500 students, Georgia Southern is recognized for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. Founded in 1906, the University offers more than 100 campus-based and online degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels through eight colleges. The more than 900 acre park-like campus is located in Statesboro, a classic Main Street community near historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island.
Within this setting, the Department of Writing and Linguistics, with more than fifty faculty members, and comprised of Creative Writing, Professional and Technical Writing, Linguistics, and Writing Studies, offers the Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Linguistics. The Department is responsible for the delivery of First-Year Writing and offers a minor in Technical Writing and a second discipline concentration in Technical Writing for students in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program. The Department is also an active participant in the Online Bachelor of General Studies program housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and is working toward an online graduate certificate in Professional and Technical Writing. Writing and Linguistics is home to the University Writing Center and the Georgia Southern Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project. The Department hosts the annual Student Success in Writing Conference and co-hosts the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy. In the past year, the Department hosted the International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference and the annual conference of the Council of Writing Program Administrators.
Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Writing and Linguistics, the Assistant Professor of Professional and Technical Writing position requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The ideal candidate will contribute to the growth and development of the Professional and Technical Writing area, the online Bachelor of General Studies program, along with other Department programs and activities. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester with the primary teaching assignment in the area of Professional and Technical Writing. Teaching and research tracks are available at the faculty’s discretion. The position is a 9-month tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Doctorate in Technical, Professional, or Scientific Writing; Rhetoric and Composition; or relevant terminal degree, by August 1, 2014
Scholarly agenda in the area of Technical, Professional, or Scientific Writing or closely related field
At least one full-year of at least part-time college-level teaching (graduate assistant teaching experience is permissible).
Evidence of demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level or two or more years of college-level teaching
Peer-reviewed publications in Technical, Professional, or Scientific Writing or other relevant fields
Experience developing and teaching online courses and programs
Interest or experience in writing grants or relevant consulting
Relevant professional experience supporting the required, relevant degree
Screening of applications begins November 1, 2013, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2014. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Les Loncharich, Search Chair, Search #67103
Department of Writing and Linguistics
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8026
Statesboro GA 30460-8026
Electronic mail: LLoncharich@georgiasouthern.edu
More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. Georgia is an Open Records state. Georgia Southern University is an AA/EO institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.