Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Professional/Technical Writing, to begin Fall 2007. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in professional or technical communication, rhetoric, composition, or a related field. Strong background in technology required. Research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas preferred: computers and writing, writing in the workplace, governmental or organizational communication, visual communication, usability studies, and ethnography.
GMU is located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, with strong opportunities for research collaborations with government and industry. Candidates should demonstrate the potential for excellence in scholarship and undergraduate and graduate teaching. They should also be interested in curriculum and program development, including establishing a Ph.D. The 3/2 course load includes undergraduate teaching opportunities in general education (composition and advanced composition with WAC emphasis) and upper-division technical and digital writing, as well as graduate courses in rhetoric, web design, editing, and technical writing.