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Faculty, Tenure Track - Technical Communication
Utah Valley University


Date Posted Nov. 1, 2021
Title Faculty, Tenure Track - Technical Communication
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department English and Literatur
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Faculty, Tenure Track - Technical Communication


Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)

Summary:

The successful candidate for the position is expected to teach first-year composition, technical communication, advanced editing, document design, grant writing, and other advanced writing courses. The candidate will join a department of English and Literature with a thriving cohort of Writing Studies and Technical Communication colleagues in support of the department's Writing Studies Emphasis, Minor in Writing Studies, and Certificate in Editing and Document Design.

Standard teaching load is 4/4 in a department that includes emphases in Writing Studies, Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and English Education. Opportunities for reassigned time include serving as writing program administrator or advisor of student journals.

Located forty miles south of Salt Lake City, with a satellite campus located directly in the heart of Silicon Slopes a rapidly expanding technology corridor in Lehi, Utah that includes a large Adobe campus Utah Valley University is the largest and fastest growing university in Utah with over 40,000 students. UVU offers a superior undergraduate experience through teaching, research, and engagement. The university offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. UVU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer. UVU is committed to an inclusive hiring process and welcomes diverse candidates. UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, Technical Communication, or a closely related field is required at time of appointment (ABD considered, with the expected degree to be completed by August 2022).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong background in the teaching of technical communication, professional writing, and rhetorical theories
  • Expertise primarily in user experience, advanced editing, content strategy, document design, and project management
  • Interest in teaching writing and designing for the web, with advanced knowledge of markup languages and basic text editors
  • Knowledge of current research and best practices in technical and professional communication
  • Commitment to remaining current with the published literature in fields related to the position
  • A commitment to enacting and promoting social-justice and student-centered pedagogies
  • Advanced skills in teaching


Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Requirements:

Work is normally performed in a typical classroom/office work environment.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC19721

Open Date: 10/28/2021

Review Start Date: 11/28/2021

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Initial interviews with selected candidates will be conducted via Zoom. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Interfolio links may be included in a single document uploaded to the online application.

Please call Human Resources at 801-863-8207 if you need assistance with the application. If you have questions about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Wioleta Fedeczkoatwfedeczko@uvu.edu.

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/25339

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicants qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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