English-Technical/Professional Writing, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

Job description

Job ID 2018-5469
Posted Date 2018-10-09
# of Openings 1
Category Faculty
Org Number 010077
Department English
Division Provost Vice President
Job Type Faculty
Location US-OK-Edmond
Proposed Salary Range Commensurate with credentials and experience
Targeted Job Start Date 8/1/2019
Hours Per Week 40
Weeks Per Year 52
Regular Workdays/Hours Varies
Preference Date 12/1/2018

Special Instructions to Applicants

Online faculty application with cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three professional references, academic writing sample, teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and a sample syllabus, and degree transcripts for all degrees are required. Additional documentation may be requested at a later date.

College/Department Overview

The College of Liberal Arts currently has 113 full-time and 152 part-time faculty in 8 academic departments. The College serves the University's Core Curriculum programs and enrolls more than 2,850 undergraduate students and more than 300 graduate students in 34 undergraduate and 17 graduate majors. For further information see our website at http://www.uco.edu/la.

Position Overview

Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook. Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. This position is a full-time, tenure-track position.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

The Department of English at the University of Central Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in English with a primary specialization in Technical/Professional Writing and a secondary emphasis in Digital Rhetoric or New Media to begin effective August 2019. Scholarly activities and service to the department, college, university, and community are required. The Department of English is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse faculty and to creating a welcoming environment for all.

Qualifications/Experience Required

Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). **NOTE** If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to TT-Instructor.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

A Ph.D. in Technical Writing, Professional Writing or English with a specialization in Technical and Professional Writing by August 1, 2019. A commitment to high-quality teaching and a dedication to service are required.


The teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in technical and professional writing, English composition, and digital rhetoric or New Media. Additional responsibilities will include mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, serving on master's thesis and portfolio committees, participating in student recruitment and advisement, actively pursuing a substantive agenda for scholarly work, and serving on department, college, and university committees.

Physical Demands

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.





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Posted: 10/10/2018
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