Assistant Professor - Technical and Professional Writing

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Oct 27, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Information Working Title: Assistant Professor - Technical and Professional Writing UW System Title: Assistant Professor Start Date: August 23, 2021 Essential Job Functions The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay invites applications for a tenure-track position in Technical and Professional Writing. The ideal candidate will develop curriculum for a new Technical and Professional emphasis in our BFA in Writing and Applied Arts program and teach courses in several of the following areas: Technical Writing, Professional Writing, Science or Environmental Writing, Writing for Nonprofits, Editing for Publication, and/or Universal Design. Candidates with expertise in Public/Community-Engaged Writing are strongly preferred. We especially welcome candidates with additional interests in teaching the history of the book, multimodal storytelling, podcasting, and/or the Book Arts. Candidate will also contribute courses to the interdisciplinary humanities program.   Established in 2019, the BFA in Writing and Applied Arts program is a unique program with coursework in multiple genres of writing, including writing for games, as well as community-based internships in editing, publishing, and community outreach. The program houses both the internationally distributed journal of the arts, Sheepshead Review, and an experimental Teaching Press. High-impact practices and hands-on learning are central to its craft-focused, community-facing curriculum.   This position includes the following responsibilities:
  • Develop and teach courses in Technical Writing, Professional Writing, Science or Environmental Writing, Writing for Nonprofits Editing for Publication, and/or Universal Design.
  • Teach courses in some of the following: Public/Community-Engaged Writing, the history of the book, multimodal storytelling, podcasting, or the Book Arts.
  • Develop community-based learning opportunities for students.
  • Collaborate with BFA in Writing and applied Arts faculty on program development and student Portfolio Review committees.
  • Advise students.
  • Perform scholarly activities consistent with rank.
  • Perform institutional and community service. 
The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.   In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship and a commitment to undergraduate education. The candidate should also possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues. Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Technical Writing, Professional Writing or a closely related field from an accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered; however, a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Technical Writing, Professional Writing or a closely related field from an accredited institution is a necessary condition for contract renewal. ABD candidates will be hired into a terminal appointment at the rank of Instructor with a rate determined at the time of hire. Upon degree conferral during the terminal period, the contracted appointment with the rank of Assistant Professor will be reinstated.
Conditions Of Appointment Position is an academic year, tenure-track appointment. Applicants must be considered for tenure and promotion in six years, although tenure decisions may be at any time. Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor is simultaneous with tenure. Excellence in teaching, sustained scholarly activity, and institutional service required for retention and promotion. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.    All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.   The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources. Salary Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.   BENEFIT DETAILS The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System. To Apply Please go to the full job posting at https://www.uwgb.edu/human-resources/employment/career-opportunities/assistant-professor-technical-and-professional-w/, and select the applicable application link.   Select the job title for which you are applying. Click the "Apply for Job" button. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password” and select "Sign In." If you have not yet registered, click on "Register Now" to begin the registration process.    Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:
  • Cover letter specifically addressing qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:   Kate LaCount Phone: (920) 465-2396 Email: lacountk@uwgb.edu
Application Deadline To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Wednesday, December 30, 2020.   Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).   For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.   The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.