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 Spring 2020 semester. The teaching load will be two courses in Spring 2020 and 2/2 in AY 2020-21, with the expectation of remaining 2/2 annually thereafter based upon significant research productivity. The position also entails service, such as mentoring graduate students and/or participating on committees.
A PhD in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or a closely allied field is required; strong preference will be given to a PhD in Technical Writing and Professional Communication or a closely allied field. Candidates must have their PhD by 1 September 2020; preference will be given to candidates who have or will have their PhD by 16 January 2020. The Department seeks applicants with experience teaching diverse student populations across disciplines.
Please direct questions to the chair of the TWPC Search Committee, Assistant Professor Estee Beck ([email protected]).
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.
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.
To apply, please go to https://uta.peopleadmin.com/ and submit the following by September 23, 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.Three letters of recommendation. Preliminary Skype interviews will likely be scheduled during the week of October 7th.
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
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.