Assistant Professor of Technical and Professional Writing

The Department of Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern University seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of Professional and Technical Writing. The position requires teaching (both online and face-to-face classes), research, and service. The ideal candidate will contribute to the growth and development of the Professional and Technical Writing area and the online Bachelor of General Studies program, along with other Department programs and activities (which may include First-Year Writing). The position is a ten-month tenure-track appointment teaching three courses per term (six courses per year), and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Summer teaching is optional but available.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in a field relevant and suitable to the Department of Writing and Linguistics—either Technical, Professional, or Scientific Writing; Rhetoric and Composition; or a closely-related field. The degree must be in hand by August 1, 2016. 

  • Scholarly agenda in the area of Technical, Professional, or Scientific Writing, or a closely-related field. 

  • At least one year of part-time college-level teaching experience (graduate assistant 
teaching experience is permissible). 

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without 
assistance from the institution. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Evidence of demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level, or two or more 
years of college-level teaching. 

  • Experience teaching Professional and Technical Writing courses. 

  • Peer-reviewed publications in Technical, Professional, or Scientific Writing, or other 
relevant fields. 

  • Experience developing and teaching online courses and programs. 

  • Working knowledge of professionally relevant tools and technologies. 

  • Interest or experience in writing grants or relevant consulting. 

  • Relevant industry and professional experience. 

Screening of applications begins October 26, 2015, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2016. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy with emphasis on your approaches to teaching professional and technical writing both face-to- face and online; a one-page research agenda; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. 

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