Assistant Professor, Professional or Technical Writing

Montclair, NJ
Feb 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Montclair State is New Jersey's second largest university. It offers the advantages of a large university - a broad undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a wide variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level, and a diverse faculty and student body - combined with a small college's attention to students.

Posting Date August 28, 2016

Position Title Assistant Professor, Professional or Technical Writing

Vacancy # V-F15

Department CHSS Dean's Office

Program Academic Affairs

Division Academic Affairs

Job Description

Tenure-track position in Professional or Technical Writing at the rank of Assistant Professor. Preferred areas of research specialization include environmental rhetoric, workplace writing, medical/health writing, science writing, digital and multimodal writing, and writing for nonprofits, with other specializations welcome. The successful candidate will maintain an active research program, and demonstrate potential for successful grant writing, publication, and other scholarly activities. 3/3 course assignment in a new department dedicated to rhetoric, composition, and writing studies, which will include an award-winning First-Year Writing Program and an established minor in Professional & Public Writing.

Qualifications & Requirements

Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Writing, Technical Communication, or related field completed by July, 2017; a well-defined research agenda, evidence of scholarly engagement and success in or potential for publications and grants. We particularly seek applicants with an interest in collaborating with faculty across the university to expand course offerings in professional and technical writing at the undergraduate and ultimately graduate level. The successful candidate will join in a rotation of administrator responsibilities, post-tenure.

Salary Range

Dependant upon qualifications

Anticipated Start Date September 1, 2017

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Apply By October 24, 2016

Organizational Marketing Statement:

Building on a distinguished 105-year history, Montclair State University is proud to be a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. The university's six colleges and schools serve more than 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 250-acre suburban campus just 14 miles from New York City, Montclair State combines the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a dynamic, sophisticated, and diverse academic environment.

EEO/AA Statement:

Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the MSU website at



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