The English Department at The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor, with a specialization in Technical Writing and Professional Communication (TWPC), to start in the Fall 2019 semester. The teaching load is 2/2 the first year; teaching loads in subsequent years will be commensurate to research productivity. The position also entails service, such as mentoring graduate students or participating on committees.
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 TWPC, which includes a minor and a certificate and which offers face-to-face, online, and accelerated online courses.
A PhD in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or a closely allied field is required; a PhD in Technical Writing and Professional Communication or a closely allied field is strongly preferred.
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 (strategy, usability and user experience, digital design, translation); curriculum development; decolonial/cultural rhetorics, particularly Asian/Pacific American, Chicanx/Latinx, or Indigenous/Native American rhetorics; grant and proposal writing; internships and community partnerships; making/makerspaces; multilingualism and/or translingualism; research methods; rhetorics of science or healthcare; writing in the disciplines; and writing program administration. Strong preference will be given to applicants with experience teaching diverse student populations across disciplines.
Submit the following by April 19, 2019 in order to ensure consideration: 1.A cover letter that explains the candidate's interest in UTA, qualifications, research projects, teaching experience, and professional service and that addresses how the candidate's research, teaching, and service has or would support the success of a diverse student population. 2.A CV that lists proficiencies with various technologies used in research and/or teaching. 3.A statement of teaching philosophy, preferably not to exceed 500 words. 4.A substantive writing sample (e.g., dissertation chapter, article/book chapter, webtext), preferably not to exceed 8,000 words. 5.A teaching portfolio that includes (1) an undergraduate TWPC or TWPC-related syllabus and schedule of assignments and (2) examples of teaching effectiveness. 6.The contact information of three references to provide letters of recommendation via our online application.
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.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Internal Number: 8736
About University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington sets the standard for educational excellence in the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing public research universities. With an enrollment of 38,000 on-campus students and an additional 15,000 online degree-seeking students, UTA is the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System. The University offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through 10 colleges and schools and is rising in stature through its commitment to transforming the lives of students, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and serving a growing and diverse community. UTA has developed a strategic plan, “Bold Solutions, Global Impact” (http://www.uta.edu/strategicplan). Taking advantage of our unique location at the center of the fastest growing urban region in the U.S. and adjacency to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, our vision is to be ‘The Model 21st Century Urban Research University’. To support this vision, our strategic plan focuses on four over-arching themes across the University: Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impact, ...Data Driven Discovery and Knowledge Management. The College of Engineering is playing a critical role in the advancement of each of these themes. Our highly ranked academic programs attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world, and our faculty and students consistently receive national and international recognition for their accomplishments. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth among national universities for undergraduate diversity, we are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and the Military Times recently named UTA as the best 4-year College for veterans in the state of Texas. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks UT Arlington among the 20 fastest-growing public research universities in the United States over the last 10 years. With a population of 7 million, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the fourth-largest urban area in the United States. It covers an area larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. The Metroplex is the economic and cultural hub of North Texas and has the 10th-largest gross metropolitan product in the world. Not only is it an exciting place to live and work, the Metroplex offers UT Arlington a host of unparalleled scholarly, research, and economic activity. UTA has been a catalyst for redevelopment and revitalization in the central business district of Arlington, establishing a true college town environment in downtown Arlington. UTA’s 20-acre, mixed-use College Park District provides new special events and student living space, restaurants, and parking as part of its broad-based initiative to generate and support economic activity at the city’s urban center. In addition, the University is expanding its footprint in both Fort Worth and Dallas and has plans to increase its global presence building on active partnerships led by the College of Business and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation in Central and South America, South East Asia and the Middle East. For more information on University of Texas at Arlington, visit: www.uta.edu