Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Department of English
North Carolina State University
Position Vacancy Number: T06-41-0614

The Department of English at North Carolina State University seeks an Associate Professor to join its programs in technical communication, professional writing, and digital media in August 2007. We seek both applications and nominations.

Position Description: Duties include teaching and developing graduate and undergraduate courses in technical communication, digital media, professional writing, and/or rhetoric of science and technology (3-2 base teaching load). Duties also include advising students, maintaining an active research and publication program, and engaging in professional and university service.

Qualifications: Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in technical communication, rhetoric, or a related field, and an excellent research and teaching record. For appointment at the associate professor level, the publication record must include a peer-reviewed book or at least five significant articles in peer-reviewed journals. Applications from advanced assistant professors will be considered. Preferred areas of specialization include information architecture, internet studies, multimedia design and production, electronic communication across the curriculum, computer-mediated communication, computer-supported cooperative work, rhetoric of science and technology, and environmental rhetoric. Experience with funded research or industry contracts is desirable.

Information about Department and Programs: Technical communication programs at NC State are well established within the Department of English and include an undergraduate concentration and a master’s degree . There is a large service program in technical, business, and scientific writing and a nationally innovative Campus Writing and Speaking Program that works to incorporate writing and speaking experiences into undergraduate instruction across the curriculum . The English Department’s 57 tenure-track faculty members include 11 tenure-track faculty in rhetoric, technical communication, and composition. For additional information or to submit nominations, please email the search committee chair, Carolyn Miller, at crmiller@ncsu.edu.
Instructions for Applicants: Applicants should send a letter of application, current vita, and names and contact information for at least three references to:

Antony Harrison, Head
English Department
Campus Box 8105
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8105

Reference letters, samples of published work, and sample teaching materials and teaching evaluations may be requested later. Screening of applications will begin November 1 and will continue until position is filled.

North Carolina State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Mitch Meiners, Department of English (phone) 919-515-4102 or (fax) 919-515-1836. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Screening of applications will begin November 1 and will continue until position is filled.

North Carolina State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Mitch Meiners, Department of English (phone) 919-515-4102 or (fax) 919-515-1836. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation.

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