Assistant Professor, Professional/Technical Writing, George Mason U

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.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic department whose faculty participate in the New Media Group in English, B.A. concentration in nonfiction writing, M.A. in professional writing and editing, M.A. in the teaching of writing and literature, Ph.D. in Cultural Studies, writing across the curriculum program, technology across the curriculum initiatives, and the university-wide writing center.

Apply and submit cover letter, c.v., and writing sample online at http://jobs.gmu.edu. (Look for position F6055Z.) Also, send at least three letters of recommendation through the mail to Byron Hawk, Search Committee, Dept. of English, Mailstop 3E4, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030. Review of Applications begins October 16, 2006. GMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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