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Assistant Professor of English (Technical Communication)

Sam Houston State University
Texas, United States
Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 7, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title
Assistant Professor of English (Technical Communication)
Assistant Professor
FLSA status
Hiring Salary
Commensurate with education and experience.
Position Type
Full-Time Tenure Track
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dept of English

Refer Applicants To
Contact Name
Dr. Brian Blackburne
Associate Professor
Contact Phone
936 294 3359
Contact Email

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job
The Department of English at Sam Houston State University seeks applications for an Assistant Professor in Technical and Professional Communication. This 9-month, tenure-track position starts with the Fall 2018 semester and requires the following:

The chosen candidate will teach three 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.
• Teaching advanced courses in design, style, and editing for students minoring in Technical Communication.
• Helping develop SHSU's proposed online Master of Arts in Technical Communication.
• Cultivating and maintaining a research agenda.
• Supporting the Department, College, and University through service.

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

Educational Requirements for the Position
An earned Ph.D. in Technical Communication, Professional Writing, Rhetoric, or related field by August 22, 2018.

Experience Required for the Position
• Experience teaching (as the instructor of record) college-level courses in Technical Communication.
• Evidence of excellent writing and communication skills.
• Evidence of an active research agenda.

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 application will require the following materials:
• Letter of interest
• Curriculum vitae
• Full contact information for three references
• Graduate transcripts
• Statement of teaching philosophy

Additional materials may be requested throughout the consideration process.

Review of materials will begin December 1, 2017; incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

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