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Assistant Professor

Miami University
Ohio, United States
Not specified
Closing date
May 22, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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English:  Tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach writing, professional communication, and/or rhetoric courses to undergraduate and graduate students; work in the Howe Center for Writing Excellence as the Coordinator for Faculty Writing Support for the Farmer School of Business (to include designing and implementing writing across the curriculum initiatives for FSB faculty in collaboration with the HCWE’s writing across the curriculum programs); conduct research in the appropriate field; and provide service to the University.

Require:  PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication/Business Communication/Technical Communication or related field by date of appointment; demonstrated success teaching business and/or technical writing courses at the postsecondary level (experience can be gained concurrently during a graduate degree program); and two years of experience working as a writing program administrator (in composition, WAC, or writing center) (experience can be gained concurrently during a graduate degree program).  Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident, admitted for residence as an applicant under the 1986 immigration amnesty law, refugee or asylee.

Prefer:  Consideration may be given to candidates with experience administering a writing across the curriculum program; experience consulting or working with business faculty; experience writing with/for non-academic audiences in business and industry; and/or a clear research agenda focused on writing across the curriculum and/or business communication pedagogy.

Submit letter of interest; vitae that includes a list of graduate coursework in business or professional writing, writing program administrative positions, and all experience writing for industry; administrative philosophy with a focus on WAC administration; transcripts; writing sample; and evidence of effective teaching (e.g., a teaching portfolio, which may be electronic) to  Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application.  For inquiries about posting, contact Dr. Elizabeth Wardle at  Screening of applications will begin September 20, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices.  Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

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