Lecturer of English (Technical Communication) - 2 positions to be filled

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title Lecturer of English (Technical Communication) - 2 positions to be filled Requisition 202100006F Rank Lecturer FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Category Position Type Interim Full Time College College of Humanities and Social Sciences Department Dept of English Open Date 01/29/2021 Quicklink https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/26252
Contact Name Dr. Brian Blackburne Title

Dr. Brian Blackburne
Director of Technical Communication
Department of English
Sam Houston State University
Box 2146
Huntsville, TX 77341

Contact Phone 936-294-3359 Contact Email brianblackburne@shsu.edu
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The Department of English at Sam Houston State University seeks applications for two (2) Full-Time Lecturers of Technical and Professional Communication. These 9-month positions start with the Fall 2021 semester.

The chosen candidate will teach five courses per semester and support SHSU’s emerging program in Technical Communication. Activities will include:
•Teaching the technical-writing service course, which is required by more than 20 majors on campus.
•Helping develop undergraduate curriculum in Technical Communication.
•Supporting the Department, College, and University through service.

Instructors in Technical Communication teach in computer-based classrooms and have access to Iris, our Technical-Communication Suite. This makerspace provides faculty and students with industry-standard technologies in audio, video, print, and digital document production.

Educational Requirements for the Position

An earned MA/MS in Technical Communication, Professional Writing, English, or another closely related field.

Experience Required for the Position

•Experience teaching (as the instructor of record) college-level courses in Technical/Professional Communication.
•Evidence of excellent communication skills.

Other Requirements for the Position

In addition to the above requirements, desirable candidates will have these experiences:
•Working professionally as a technical communicator (industry/consulting).
•Teaching Technical Communication in an online setting.

Special Instructions Summary

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

The application will require the following materials:
•Letter of interest
•Statement of teaching philosophy, specifically addressing the teaching of Technical Communication at the introductory level
•Statement of diversity and inclusion, specifically addressing qualifications and strategies for engaging all students at SHSU
•Curriculum vitae
•Evidence of effective teaching in the field of Technical Communication (for example, student evaluations, chair’s evaluation of teaching, peer reports, etc.)
•Three letters of recommendation
•All academic transcripts

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2021.

Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was 'Other' please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Reference Contact Information
  5. Letter of Recommendation 1
  6. Letter of Recommendation 2
  7. Letter of Recommendation 3
  8. Transcripts
  9. Diversity & Inclusion Statement
  10. Teaching Evaluations
  11. Teaching Portfolio
Optional Documents

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