Assistant Professor Technical Communication

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Position Number: 00000758

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The largest department in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, English offers a range of undergraduate majors and concentrations, minors, and graduate programs. We also offer many courses of interest to the University community as a whole, and we work with other departments and programs ; such as Foreign Languages and Literatures, Women's and Gender Studies, Communication, Education ; to furnish multidisciplinary opportunities for NC State students.

Essential Job Duties: The English Department at North Carolina State University is seeking applicants for a position as an Assistant Professor of Technical Communication; applicants at the advanced assistant professor level may also be considered. We seek candidates with a focus on workplace communication and research interests in technical communication management (e.g., project management, publication management), visual communication, and/or data visualization. The successful candidate will direct our internship program, which helps undergraduate and graduate students apply their communication skills in the workplace and develop contextual knowledge and organizational leadership while taking into consideration ethical and civic concerns. A person with the above scholarly interests will also be an important contributor to the doctoral program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM), the MS program in Technical Communication (MSTC), and the English BA (Language, Writing and Rhetoric concentration). For more information about all of these programs, please visit the English Department homepage at Our goal is to hire a colleague who will help undergraduate and graduate students in all of our programs become productive, technologically savvy, critically engaged, and ethically sensitive participants in commerce, industry, governmental, non-governmental, and entrepreneurial organizations.

Minimum Education/Experience: Ph.D. in a relevant field by date of employment (8/16/2019). Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institution.

Department Required Skills: Evidence of excellence in teaching. Good written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Research and/or teaching interests related to workplace communication, technical communication management, and distributed knowledge work. Industry experience is preferred. Candidates will have an active and productive research agenda.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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Posted: 9/20/2018
Application Due: 11/19/2018
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