Assistant Professor of English - Professional/Technical Writing

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The Department of English at Valparaiso University seeks a specialist in professional and/or technical writing. Teaching includes courses within the professional writing major and minor, such as Writing in the Health Sciences, Advanced Writing and Rhetoric, Multimedia Composition and Design, and Introduction to Business and Professional Writing, as well as general education courses in the humanities. The position is tenure track, to begin August 2019.  Ph.D. in professional and/or technical writing or related field required.   

Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. We especially welcome candidates who come from historically underrepresented groups and bring issues of diversity to their scholarship and teaching. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds.

Teaching load is normally three courses per semester and includes upper-division and introductory courses as well as some graduate courses. Traditional service functions, such as advising and committee work, are expected. Publications are necessary for advancement. Salary competitive.

Submit a letter of application, CV, transcript, and three letters of recommendation electronically at at  Complete applications received by October 30 will be considered first; subsequent applications will be considered until the position is filled.  Applications will be acknowledged.  We will request writing samples from candidates we wish to consider further. For questions about the department or university, please contact Professor Carter Hanson, Search Chair, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383. ([email protected]).

Preliminary interviews will be conducted over Skype prior to invitations for campus visits.

Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check. Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support  a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at




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Posted: 9/25/2018
Application Due: 11/24/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Competitive