Technical Communication Faculty, Tenure-Track Appointment, Metropolitan State University

Metropolitan State University is accepting applications for a tenure track, probationary position in Technical Communication at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to begin Fall semester in August of 2014. The faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, advise students, engage in a program of research relevant to technical communication, and contribute new curriculum to this innovative and growing program. The Department of Communication, Writing, and the Arts, located in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers a BA in Technical Communication and Professional Writing, and an MS in Technical Communication. Metropolitan State’s Technical Communication Program emphasizes new technologies, relevant theory, and practical, hands-on learning. The program features a commitment to service learning, excellent computer and library resources, and an active relationship with Twin Cities employers and practitioners. The Department of Communication, Writing, and the Arts provides a lively, interdisciplinary setting for teaching and research.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in technical or professional communication or a Ph.D. in a closely related discipline with a concentration in technical or professional communication.
• Ph.D. must be completed by time of hire.
• Demonstrated effectiveness in university-level teaching.
• Demonstrated commitment to linking theoretical and practical learning.
• Demonstrated commitment to serving a culturally diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Industry or other relevant, practical experience.
• Preparation and interest in at least two of the following areas: Science writing or health communication; visual information design; digital media production; social issues and communication technologies; publishing and editing; and multimodal composing.

The University: Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, serves approximately 11,000 students in the greater Twin Cities Metropolitan area. We are the most diverse university in the system, with approximately 31% of our students coming from communities of color. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Visit our web site at http://www.metrostate.edu

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the salary placement process as outlined in the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) Master Agreement

* Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:
http://www.hr.mnscu.edu/contract_plans/documents/IFO_Plan_11_13.pdf
For the most current information on the IFO, go to www.ifo.org

Application: To apply, go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/metrostatemn/default.cfm

Applications must be received before Noon on Closing Date: Friday, November 22, 2013.

Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:
• Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position.
• Current curriculum vitae or resume.
• One page statement of teaching philosophy and/or examples of teaching effectiveness.
• Names of three (3) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers.
• Transcripts - Valid unofficial copies showing conferred date are required. If selected for hire, official copies will be required.

If you need help submitting your online application, please contact NEO GOV @ 1-877-204-4442, option 1, for technical assistance.

If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact Human Resources, Recruitment, Search & Selection Specialist, Jody (Mary) Anderson at 651.793.1811. TTY users call 651.772.7687.

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Metropolitan State University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.