Assistant Professor, Professional or Technical Writing
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
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.
Dependant upon qualifications
Anticipated Start Date September 1, 2017
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Apply By October 24, 2016
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