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Assistant Professor - Technical Communication

Missouri University of Science & Technology
Missouri, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 24, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of English and Technical Communication at Missouri University of Science & Technology is pleased to solicit applications for a tenure track assistant professor beginning Fall 2018. We invite applicants with a specialization in technical communication who focus on science communication, science and technology studies, or rhetoric of science.

We especially encourage applicants who have experience with relevant technologies, including online instructional platforms, industry standard software, and/or programming languages such as HTML, CSS, and XML. Ideal secondary interests include content management, user experience, and accessibility.

The successful candidate will have experience teaching courses related to our program offerings, and will be prepared to teach all levels of courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs in technical communication. All department faculty are expected to maintain a well‐defined and productive research agenda, as well as to contribute to the department, college, and university. Ample opportunity to develop new courses and to be innovative exists on our campus.

The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with colleagues across several departments and disciplines in the Smart Living Best in Class initiative and participate in the growth of a Center for Science, Technology, and Society.

The Department of English and Technical Communication is located within the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business, one of two academic divisions on our campus of approximately 9,000 students. Missouri S&T offers degrees in engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, humanities and business, with master's and Ph.D. programs available in many of the science and engineering programs and master's degrees in biological sciences, business administration and technical communication.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have PhD in technical or professional communication or related discipline in hand no later than August 15, 2018.

Application materials including cover letter, CV, transcript, contact information for three professional references, and a sample of publishable or published scholarship must be submitted to the Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Human Resource Office at; emailed materials will not be accepted.

Questions about the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Trent Brown, at      This position is open until filled.

The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.

Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

The University's nondiscrimination policy applies to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities.  Further, this policy applies to sexual violence or sexual harassment, both forms of sex discrimination, occurring within the educational program and instances occurring outside of the educational program if the conduct negatively affects the victim’s educational experience or the overall campus environment. 

Any person having inquiries concerning the application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact  the Title IX Coordinator. 


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