We are excited to announce our search for another new colleague to join us in the Department of Technical Communication at the University of North Texas. Details appear below. If you have questions, contact me (Erin Friess, search chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org or our department chair Kim Sydow Campbell at email@example.com.
Assistant Professor of Technical Communication
University of North Texas
Department of Technical Communication
The University of North Texas invites applications for the assistant professor position (tenure track) in technical communication, Department of Technical Communication, beginning fall 2020.
As a tenure-track member of the faculty, candidates will be expected to develop a record of scholarly research necessary to obtain tenure and to regularly teach undergraduate and graduate technical communication courses. The typical teaching load for junior faculty is 2/2.
The University and Department
The University of North Texas is a Carnegie classified Tier 1 research institution located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and situated close to DFW International Airport. The University is located in Denton, TX, which is a culturally eclectic city that is nationally renowned for its music and culture, tech startup initiatives, and beautiful downtown area.
The department is one of the few stand-alone technical communication departments in the country and the only Texas-based program located within a major metropolis. This location has helped forge long-term professional relationships with industry leaders, which has informed curriculum development on the graduate and undergraduate levels. The core faculty is empirically trained and specializes in emerging research areas including usability and user-experience, content management and development, computer-mediated collaboration, digital humanities, and STEM education.
Review of applications begins on October 14, 2019 and will continue weekly until the search is closed. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications and all supporting materials by this deadline.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in technical communication, professional communication, or related field by the time of appointment. Applicants should have a defined research agenda, the ability to teach a variety of foundational courses in the field of technical communication, and experience teaching courses in technical communication.