Lecturer in Technical and Professional Communication

Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 22, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Writing and Communication Program (WCP) in the School of Literature, Media and Communication (LMC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a full-time lecturer in Technical Communication to begin on August 1, 2021. In addition to pursuing research in technical and professional communication, the successful candidate will teach a 3-3 load in technical communication courses, with an emphasis on the required service courses, and help support the development of instructors in the WCP. This is a faculty position with full benefits that is renewable annually. An earned degree (Master's or PhD) and a background check are required prior to the appointment. 

Eligible applicants will have a record of excellence teaching service courses in technical communication.  Preferred applicants will have a PhD in technical communication, experience with instructor mentoring/preparation; scholarly expertise / research in technical / professional communication; experience working with business and STEM students; and relevant workplace experience.  Candidates with research expertise in Black Media, social justice, and/or environmental humanities are encouraged to apply.

Interested and qualified individuals should submit a vita, a letter that specifically addresses their qualifications to work in a multimodal writing program, and a list of 3 references.   Applicants are encouraged to apply by April 15, 2021 for optimal consideration.  However, the search will continue until the position is filled.  Questions can be addressed to search chair Melissa Ianetta at mianetta3@gatech.edu

The Writing and Communication Program fosters a culture of communication excellence at Georgia Tech. We emphasize that communication is rhetorical, or persuasive for particular audiences in particular contexts, and multimodal, or WOVEN (Written, Oral, Visual, Electronic, and Nonverbal).  Additional information about the WCP, including course descriptions, program philosophy, and current faculty profiles can be found at https://wcprogram.lmc.gatech.edu/ .  

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 LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates. Atlanta, Georgia.

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