Two Assistant Professor Prof/Tech Comm Positions @ Auburn UN

The Department of English at Auburn University expects to make two appointments in 2008-09 for tenure-track positions as Assistant Professors or Advanced Assistant Professors in Technical and Professional Communication to begin Fall semester 2008. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The teaching load is 3-2, and the successful applicants will join four tenured or tenure-track faculty in technical and professional communication and two in composition/rhetoric to teach graduate and undergraduate technical and professional communication courses in a large, supportive department.

Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in technical and professional communication, rhetoric, or a closely related area by the August 16, 2008 starting date (ABDs may be considered; however, appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor requires the earned doctorate); broad knowledge of technical and professional communication, good potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate technical and professional communication courses and in contributing to our well-established Master of Technical and Professional Communication program and our undergraduate minor in technical and professional communication; a promising scholarly agenda, good potential for publication, and good potential as a colleague for taking part in the life and work of the department.The candidates selected for these positions must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointments are scheduled to begin and be able to communicate effectively in English. In addition to meeting the required qualifications stated above, a candidate for appointment at the advanced Assistant Professor level must have at time of application at least two years of full-time experience in a tenure-track position in the field of technical and professional communication, a substantial record of high-quality scholarly publication, and an ongoing research program.

We are especially interested in innovative scholars at the entering or advanced Assistant level with the following desirable qualifications: administrative experience, successful experience in teaching university-level technical or professional communication courses in a computer-supported facility, and workplace experience in technical and professional communication.

With approximately 23,500 students, Auburn University is the largest comprehensive university in Alabama. It is located in an attractive college town in the east central part of the state 90 minutes from Atlanta. The Department of English, the largest in the College of Liberal Arts, offers the BA, MA, MTPC (Master of Technical and Professional Communication), and PhD. Additional information is available on the department’s web site at

Send letter of application and vita postmarked by October 1, 2007, to George Crandell, Head, Department of English, 9030 Haley Center, Auburn University, AL 36849-5203. Applications will be acknowledged by a department letter. Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.