Assistant Professor (with a specialization in Technical Writing & Professional Design)

Employer
University of Texas at Arlington
Location
Arlington, TX
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To apply applicants should go to http://uta.peopleadmin.com/ and submit the following materials by April 11, 2022 in order to ensure consideration:
  1. A cover letter that explains the candidates interest in UTA, qualifications, research projects, teaching experience, and professional service and that addresses how the

candidates research, teaching, and service have or would support the success of a diverse student population.
  1. A CV that includes a list of proficiencies with various technologies used in research and/or teaching.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Erin Murrah-Mandril, the chair of the TWPD Search Committee (erin.murrahmandril@uta.edu)

For more information about UTA, please visit: http://www.uta.edu/uta

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F00300P

Position Title Assistant Professor (with a specialization in Technical Writing & Professional Design)

Department English

Location Arlington

Job Family Faculty

Position Status Full-time

Rank Tenure-track

Work Hours Standard

Open to External and Internal

FLSA Exempt

Salary

Duration Funding expected to continue

Pay Basis

Benefits Eligible Yes

Job Summary

The Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Technical Writing & Professional Design, to start in the Fall 2022 semester.

University Information

Situated within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, UT Arlington is a diverse academic community of students working together with faculty committed to outstanding teaching, research, and scholarship. With a global enrollment of approximately 60,000 students, The University of Texas at Arlington is the largest institution in North Texas. It is one of 131 universities nationwide to receive the R-1: Doctoral UniversitiesVery High Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list for the top doctoral research universities in the United States. In 2021, UTA received the Texas Tier One designation reserved for the states top institutions for academic and research excellence and the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award ( HEED ) award for outstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. The University ranks No. 1 nationally in the Military Times annual Best for Vets: Colleges list, is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution and has approximately 240,000 alumni making an impact across Texas and beyond.

UTA currently requires periodic COVID -19 testing for all employees.

Department and College/School Information

The Department offers majors in English and English with Teacher Certification; minors in English, Creative Writing, Sound Studies, and Technical Writing & Professional Design; a certificate in Technical Writing & Professional Design; and an MA and PhD in English. By teaching students to read closely, analyze carefully, think imaginative, and communicate effectively, the Department of English prepares students to succeed in a global economy and to participate in a global democracy.

Diversity Statement

Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be an active researcher who can contribute to our vibrant MA and PhD programs and to our emerging undergraduate program in TWPD , which includes a minor and a certificate and which offers face-to-face, online, and accelerated online courses. The teaching load is 2/2 the first year, with the expectation of remaining 2/2 thereafter based upon significant research productivity. The position also entails service, such as mentoring graduate students or participating on committees.

Required Qualifications

PhD in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or a closely allied field is required.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD in Technical Writing, Technical/Professional Communication, or a closely allied field is strongly preferred.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Preference will be given to applicants with research interests, qualifications, and/or experience related to one or more of the following areas:
  • Content design and delivery (e.g., strategy, usability and user experience, digital/visual design, etc.) Curriculum development and/or writing program administration
  • Decolonial/cultural rhetorics, particularly Asian/Pacific American, Chicanx/Latinx, and/or Indigenous/Native American rhetorics
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion and social justice in technical and professional communication
  • Grant and proposal writing
  • Internships and community partnerships
  • Making/makerspaces
  • Medical or scientific writing
  • Translation, multilingualism, and/or translingualism
  • Writing in the disciplines

Strong preference will be given to applicants with experience teaching diverse student populations.

Working Title

EEO Statement

UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date 09/01/2022

Open Date

Review Start Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply applicants should go to http://uta.peopleadmin.com/ and submit the following materials by April 11, 2022 in order to ensure consideration:
  1. A cover letter that explains the candidates interest in UTA , qualifications, research projects, teaching experience, and professional service and that addresses how the

candidates research, teaching, and service have or would support the success of a diverse student population.
  1. A CV that includes a list of proficiencies with various technologies used in research and/or teaching.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Erin Murrah-Mandril, the chair of the TWPD Search Committee (erin.murrahmandril@uta.edu)

For more information about UTA , please visit: http://www.uta.edu/uta

Requirement Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  • Resume or CV
  • Cover/Interest Letter

    Optional Documents

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