Wright State University--Assistant Professor

Wright State University--Assistant Professor

The Department of English is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor to develop and teach courses in visual rhetoric and document design, digital rhetoric, technical and professional writing, technical editing, and other graduate and undergraduate courses in writing and rhetoric, and to help to shape the department’s programs in Rhetoric and Composition and Technical and Professional Writing. Information on Wright State’s writing program and the department can be found at http://www.wright.edu/cola/Dept/eng/

Required: Ph.D. in Technical Communication, Professional Communication, Digital Rhetoric, Writing Studies, Composition and Rhetoric, or related field awarded by August 2011. Strong background in and evidence of successful teaching of theory and pedagogy of scientific and technical communication, rhetoric and technology, visual rhetoric, document design, technical writing, technical editing, intercultural professional communication, composition, and/or related subjects. Experience teaching writing in digital environments; workplace experience in professional or technical writing.

Teaching responsibilities include seven courses over three quarters (in 2011-12); five courses over two semesters from fall 2012 onward. Courses will include graduate and undergraduate courses in primary field(s), business writing, and first- and second-year writing courses. Scholarly productivity is required for tenure and promotion, as is service to the department, college, and university. Salary competitive.

To apply, please submit a letter of application that describes your academic training, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy; a course syllabus for a current or proposed course in advanced technical writing, visual rhetoric, or related topic; a detailed c.v.; and a list of three references. Applications must be submitted electronically to https://jobs.wright.edu. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 30, 2010.

Information about Wright State University can be found in abundance at www.wright.edu, especially the "About Wright State" tab. The English Department website, http://www.wright.edu/cola/Dept/eng/, offers information on the department's various programs, including the writing program, which has been awarded a 2010 Association for General and Liberal Studies Program Excellence Award.

Please don't hesitate to write if you have questions, and please distribute this announcement to potential candidates. Thank you.