Faculty - Assistant Professor - Technical Communication & Writing Studies

Faculty - Assistant Professor - Technical Communication & Writing Studies

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)

The Utah Valley University Department of English and Literature invites applications for a tenure-track position in Rhetoric and Composition to begin August 2018.

A successful candidate for the position will teach first-year composition, technical communication, grant writing, and other advanced writing courses. The candidate will join a thriving cohort of Writing Studies and Technical Communication colleagues in support of the department's Writing Studies Emphasis, Minor in Writing Studies, and certificate in Editing and Document Design. Standard teaching load is 4/4, with opportunities for reassigned time for Writing Program Administration or other administrative work.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in theories and teaching of technical communication and professional writing, rhetorical theory and have experience with document design, document management, and usability testing. We seek a colleague who expects to serve on department and university committees to work toward promoting an advanced writing requirement across academic departments at UVU. Preferred secondary interests include new media studies, gender studies, feminist rhetorics, posthuman studies, and writing for social change.

A Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or closely related field is required at time of appointment.

Located forty miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah Valley University is the largest and fastest growing university in Utah with approximately 35,000 students. UVU offers a superior undergraduate experience through teaching, research, and engagement. The university offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. UVU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer. UVU is committed to an inclusive hiring process and welcomes diverse candidates.

Screening of applications begins November 6th and continues until the position is filled. Initial interviews with selected candidates will be conducted via Skype. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy.

Please call Human Resources at 801-863-8207 if you need assistance with the application. If you have questions about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Mark Pepper, at 801-863-5404 or mark.pepper@uvu.edu.

Required Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited institution with a PH.D in English or a closely related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge and experience in teaching courses in writing, rhetoric, and technical communication.
  • Knowledge of principles and methodologies of teaching of subject matter and course content.
  • Knowledge in curriculum development and instructional strategies and techniques in education.
  • Knowledge of curriculum development, program development and evaluation.
  • Skills in counseling, advising techniques and interpersonal communications.
  • Skills in public speaking and writing with a variety of individuals and groups.
  • Ability to motivate, manage, and evaluate students and work effectively with people.
  • Ability to follow written and oral procedures and instructions.

Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Requirements:
Work is normally performed in a typical classroom/office work environment. Requires regular sitting and standing. Must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. Must be able to communicate effectively. Requires large classroom, small group and interpersonal interactions with students, faculty, and members of the campus.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC12317
Open Date: 09/20/2017
Review Start Date: 10/20/2017
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Under “Reference’s Letter” please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/3306

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.