The Department of Humanities and Communication at Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University, in Prescott, AZ, is seeking to fill
9-month, tenure-track positions for Assistant Professor
of Professional Writing. Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus is
respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for
tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders.
Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable
weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the
summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it
boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and
nearby national forests. The university is a small, private,
residential university in the mountains of Arizona with
approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is
highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located
100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand
The successful candidates will teach a 4/4 load of undergraduate
courses in professional writing, business communication, as well as
other writing-related courses that fit the department’s needs and
the candidate’s interests.
The successful candidates will support the department, college, and
campus through service as well as cultivate and maintain a research
agenda in the candidates’ area of expertise. The candidates will
participate in the department’s development of a certificate
program as well as on-going programmatic assessment efforts.
The Department of Humanities and Communication offers a range of
general education courses and a Humanities minor. We collaborate
closely with other departments and programs to support the
University’s core curriculum and STEM-related missions.
Successful candidates will join a diverse department with
colleagues whose scholarship reaches across a wide range of
specializations, including technical writing, writing program
administration, rhetorical theory, media literacies, environmental
literacy, social justice, cultural rhetorics, health communication,
and experiential learning.
ERAU benefits include:
- Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a
6% gift and will match up to 3.5% of employee contributions
- Two BC/BS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a
health savings account
- Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent
- Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mail
room and enjoy observation flights
- Relocation assistant provided
An earned Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, Professional Writing,
or related field at the time of the appointment on August 15, 2022.
The candidates must have experience teaching writing courses at the
college level as well as evidence of scholarship and an interest in
We are interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of
the following areas:
- Experience teaching business communication courses that provide
practical rhetorical knowledge to business majors, business minors,
- Professional experience as a technical communicator/technical
- Course design that allows students to engage in service
learning or experiential learning
- Pedagogical engagement with new media, multimodal composition,
and digital rhetorics
- Collaborative teaching, team-teaching, or writing across the
- Professional experience writing in the disciplines (e.g., in
intelligence-gathering communities, the gaming industry,
engineering / simulations industries)
- Experience cultivating industry relationships to develop a
professional writing internship course at the undergraduate
To ensure full consideration, please apply online at
careers.erau.edu by uploading 1) a letter of application, 2) a CV,
and 3) the names and contact information of three professional
references. Review of applications will begin on November 15 and
will continue until the position is filled. Only electronic
applications will be considered.
Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr.
Richard Mangum, email@example.com.