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Visiting Assistant Professor of Technical Communication

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia

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Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Technical Communication
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 243113
Department Information he School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) supports undergraduate degrees in Literature, Media, and Communication and Computational Media, and graduate degrees in Digital Media, Human-Computer Interaction, and Global Media and Cultures. The School of LMC’s location at a public technological university in Atlanta makes it an important international center for innovation at the intersection of the arts, media, and technology. The School is committed to the values of inclusion and diversity, and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented communities. For additional information about the School, consult our website:

The School of LMC believes diversity is foundational to creating the most intellectually vibrant and successful academic communities. Therefore, we seek candidates whose demonstrated commitment to diversity and excellence in teaching, research, professional activities, and community service will make them vital contributors to our shared programmatic vision. We are especially interested in applicants who will work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQIA+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Summary The School of Literature Media and Communication (LMC) at Georgia Tech is accepting applications for two visiting assistant professors in technical communication. The appointment will be effective August 1, 2022 and candidates will be eligible for a visiting faculty appointment for up to two years. The successful candidates will contribute service, conduct research, and teach a 2-2 load, providing classes that contribute to the Communication thread of our undergraduate major, such as “Rhetoric of Scientific Inquiry,” “Rhetoric of Technical Narratives,” and “Visual Communication.” Further information about the major can be found on the School website:

Individuals in these positions will receive the same level of research and mentoring support afforded to other faculty in LMC.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. or terminal degree in an appropriate discipline. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to employment.

Preferred Qualifications

We seek a research active individual whose expertise in technical communication and teaching experience strongly positions them to contribute to our undergraduate major. We particularly welcome applications from candidates whose work engages with issues of social justice broadly conceived.

Required Documents to Attach

Applicants can assume a fully confidential process. Applicants should submit a cover letter (containing an overview of the candidate’s expertise, qualifications, research interests, and approach to teaching technical communication courses), a curriculum vitae, and a list of three references.

Apply Before Date

Review of applications will begin on March 15 and continue until the positions are filled.

Contact Information

Requests for information may be directed to Dr. Melissa Ianetta Interim School Chair, Executive Director of the Writing and Communication Program, and Class of 1958 Professor of Communication.

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