In addition to the above requirements, desirable candidates will have these experiences:
Working professionally as a technical communicator (industry/consulting).
Teaching Technical Communication in an online setting.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
The Department of English at Sam Houston State University seeks applications for an Assistant Professor in Technical and Professional Communication. This 9-month, tenure-track position starts with the Fall 2018 semester and requires the following:
The chosen candidate will teach three courses per semester and support SHSU's emerging program in Technical Communication. Activities will include:
Teaching the technical-writing service course, which is required by more than 20 majors on campus.
Teaching advanced courses in design, style, and editing for students minoring in Technical Communication.
Helping develop SHSU's proposed online Master of Arts in Technical Communication.
Cultivating and maintaining a research agenda.
Supporting the Department, College, and University through service.
Faculty in Technical Communication teach in computer-based classrooms and have access to Iris, our Technical-Communication Suite. This creative space provides faculty and students with industry-standard technologies in audio, video, print, and digital document production.
Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position:
The application will require the following materials:
Letter of interest
Full contact information for three references
Statement of teaching philosophy
Additional materials may be requested throughout the consideration process.
Review of materials will begin December 1, 2017; incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor it...s historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.