Part Time Faculty - Technical Communication

Job description

Part Time Faculty - Technical Communication

Job ID: 221364
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Department Information
The Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication (TCOM) program has remained the only technical communication degree program in the Greater Atlanta area for 25 years. Our focus is on the “tech” in technical communication, and we use humanities-based thinking to inform our work. Courses in the TCOM major introduce students to accessibility issues, information architecture, SEO and analytics, usability/user experience, and research methods.

Job Summary
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a pool of open rank, part-time faculty positions. Rank is determined at the time of hiring and will be commensurate with experience. Part-time faculty are hired from this department's pool of applications on a semester-by-semester basis. Assignments to faculty in the pool are based on departmental needs and are for one or two courses per semester.

A commitment to excellence in teaching is expected of all faculty members in KSU's College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Applicants may be asked to teach in various modalities (face-to-face, hybrid, and online) and courses may be assigned at the Kennesaw or Marietta campuses. Qualified out-of-state applicants with demonstrated success in online teaching are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will teach the undergraduate-level introductory course in Technical Communication, TCOM 2010, to diverse students drawn from a variety of majors across KSU. Class sizes range from 22 to 26 students per section. Topics covered include major genres of technical communication (letters, memos, descriptions, definitions, instructions, proposals, reports, oral presentations), document design, and audience analysis.

Required Qualifications
An earned MA, MS, or PhD in Technical Communication or the foreign equivalent is required. Candidates with a minimum of 18 graduate level credit hours in Technical Communication or related disciplines along with relevant professional experience will also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred qualifications include

    Record of past teaching at an undergraduate level Evidence of teaching and working with a culturally and an ethnically diverse community Experience teaching online or hybrid courses Professional experience in the technical communication field Experience using advanced features of the MS Office suite

Required Documents to Attach
1. Current curriculum vitae

2. Letter of application

3. Statement of teaching philosophy

4. Unofficial academic transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)

5. Summary of student evaluations (for applicants with previous teaching experience)

Apply Before Date
To be considered for a Spring 2021 teaching position, please apply before November 1, 2020.

To be considered for a Fall 2021 teaching position, please apply before June 1, 2021.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Dr. Jonathan Arnett, [email protected].

For more information or questions about a faculty job posting, please contact Academic Affairs at [email protected]. For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at 877-251-2644, or by email at [email protected].

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

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Job No:
Posted: 2/11/2021
Application Due: 2/11/2033
Work Type: Part Time