University of Houston-Downtown, Professional Writing and Technical Communication

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University of Houston-Downtown, Professional Writing and Technical Communication

Four new, fully funded, tenure-track positions in an expanding, 14-member professional writing program. Teach upper-level business and technical report writing and related courses such as legal writing, documentation and manuals, proposal writing, advanced business and technical report writing, visual design, and others in our 20-year-old BS and one-year-old MS programs. New usability/accessibility lab available for teaching and research.

Ph.D. or relevant terminal degree required; earned by fall 2006 a plus. Industry experience a plus. We seek candidates with university-level teaching experience and potential to research and publish in the field.

The University of Houston-Downtown is an urban, open-admissions, multicultural, teaching university. Usual undergraduate teaching load is 4/4. The new positions are budgeted at $47,000 for 9-month appointments. Summer teaching with additional salary is frequently available.

Applications accepted beginning immediately. Search open until positions are filled. Send your letter of application, separate statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, a five- to ten page writing sample, CV, unofficial transcripts, and three recent letters of reference to Dr. Joe Strange, Search Committee Chair, English Department, Suite S-1045, University of Houston-Downtown, One Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 or electronically to

Only applicants eligible for employment in the U.S. will be considered. AA/EOE