College Track Assistant Professor of Technical and Professional Communication

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Mar 15, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The English Department at New Mexico State University invites applications for a full-time college track Assistant Professor in Technical and Professional Communication. This is a regular, 9-month, non-tenure-stream faculty position. The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester in business and professional communication and/or technical and scientific communication, with other opportunities to contribute to the general education Writing Program. NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly training faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


- Master’s degree or higher in English, with an emphasis in professional and technical communication
- Three or more years’ teaching experience in business and professional communication, and/or technical and scientific communication
- Ability to teach ENGL 218, Technical and Scientific Communication; ENGL 203, Business and Professional Communication; and other general education writing courses, such as ENGL 111G, Rhetoric and Composition; ENGL 211, Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences; ENGL 311G, Advanced Composition; and ENGL 318, Advanced Technical and Scientific Communication


- significant experience with multilingual students and/or specialization in Second Language Writing.



We are also interested in candidates with online teaching experience and those with experience in the industry and knowledge of best practices in business/technical communication.



Application must be made online at and must include:
- Cover letter
- CV
- 1-page statement of teaching philosophy
- 1-page diversity statement including how the candidate will advance our department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching
- 3 letters of reference


New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment