University of Texas at Arlington — Assistant Professor of Practice in English (Technical Writing and Professional Communication)

The English Department of the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Practice, with a specialization in technical writing and professional communication, to start in the Fall 2019 semester. This is a nine-month non-tenure-track position renewable annually. The teaching load will be 3/3 the first year and 3/4 thereafter, with appropriate adjustments made as needed to allow for major service or administrative duties.

The successful applicant will support the emerging Technical and Professional Writing and Communication program, which includes a minor for degree-seeking students and a certificate for non-degree-seeking students, and which offers face-to-face, online, and accelerated online courses. Teaching duties will include lower- and upper-division writing courses, including introduction to technical writing, advanced technical communication, and business and professional writing; these duties may also include relevant special topics courses. Preference will be given to applicants with qualifications and experience related to one or more of the following areas: UI/UX design, usability testing, documentation management and online help development and single sourcing (Framemaker, Robohelp); graphics and page layout (InDesign, Pagemaker, Visio); and web development (HTML/CSS, JavaScript). Strong preference will be given to applicants with experience teaching diverse student populations across disciplines. Service to the Department, such as membership on the Technical Writing and Professional Communication Committee, is expected.

The successful applicant must at least have a PhD in Rhetoric and Writing, Composition and Rhetoric, English, or a related field, but preference will be given to applicants with a PhD in Technical Communication or a related field and/or significant industry experience.

To apply go to and submit a cover letter, CV, a diversity statement, and a teaching philosophy statement.

The committee will request letters of recommendation for those who advance to Skype interviews. Candidates invited for Skype interviews will be asked to provide a teaching portfolio that includes one sample undergraduate technical writing and professional communication related syllabus and schedule and examples of teaching effectiveness.

Application materials must be received by 15 December 2018 to ensure consideration.

UT Arlington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists.