Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Professional / Technical Writing
November 12, 2014 7:21 AM

Stephen F. Austin State University
Location: Nacogdoches, TX

Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time

Position Type: Faculty

Department: ENGLISH

General Description:
This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position responsible for contributing significantly to Stephen F. Austin State University's undergraduate and/or graduate programs through teaching, scholarship/creative accomplishment and service. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This is a security-sensitive position. Reports to the chair.

For additional information regarding position requirements, see Specific Job Requirements/Duties below.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Performs an equivalent of eight teaching units of work during the regular academic year; reduction of teaching load through reassignment of duties is possible under certain circumstances.
2. Engages in research/scholarly/creative and service activities at levels that are appropriate to faculty rank and departmental tenure/merit criteria.
3. Provides services to the university and the profession.
4. Participates in promotion review of lower-ranked faculty members within the department.
5. When tenured, participates in tenure review of candidates for tenure.
6. May conduct supplemental instructional activities such as independent studies, internships, advising and thesis/dissertation supervision.

Non-Essential Job Functions:
1. May receive course load reassignment when assigned administrative duties in support of the department/college/university.
2. May receive course load reassignment when assigned to prepare course material during the first semester/year when included as part of initial contract.
3. May receive course load reassignment when approved to conduct research/scholarly/creative accomplishment and service which exceed normal expectations.
4. May supervise the work of student and/or graduate assistants.
5. May serve on departmental, college and university committees.
6. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Extensive knowledge in the field in which the individual will be teaching.
2. Ability to effectively teach undergraduate and/or graduate students.
3. Ability and commitment to conduct research and/or scholarly/creative accomplishments and service.
4. Ability to work within a collaborative faculty environment.
5. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
6. Ability to work effectively and patiently with students.

Terminal degree in the field in which the individual will be teaching is required. ABD candidates may be considered if Ph.D. is earned prior to start date.

Experience and Training:
The rank of Assistant Professor is held by an individual who demonstrates the capability to produce research/creative accomplishments, teach effectively, and provide service to the academic and general communities.

Work Hours: Faculty members generally teach a 4-4 course load, meet a minimum number of office hours and provide service to the university.

Special Instructions: Applicants must apply online. On the Other Document link, upload letters of recommendation, copies of transcripts, and writing samples.

Minimum Pay Rate: $46,000-$48,000

Specific Job Requirements for this Posting: The Department of English at Stephen F. Austin State University seeks a writing specialist for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Technical and Professional Writing. This position will be essential in the development of our technical and professional writing minor. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in technical and professional writing, editing, digital rhetoric, visual rhetoric, and multimedia writing, as well as first-year composition courses; supervision of internships is expected.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Technical and/or Professional Writing, or a closely related field, along with writing or editing experience in business or another professional field, significant experience using publishing and design software, and a record of scholarship and publication in technical and professional writing. Experience in specialized areas/genres, such as science, policy, grant, or proposal writing is highly desirable. The standard load is 4-4 with opportunities for research and service-related reductions (with a 3-3 teaching load the first year).

SFA is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, located in the East Texas Piney Woods region. Candidates must apply via the SFA online application system. Please submit letter of application, CV, copies of transcripts, a writing sample consisting of multiple excerpts of professional and scholarly writing totaling no more than 25-30 pages, and three current letters of recommendation at: https://careers.sfasu.edu. Contact Dr. Mark Sanders, chair, Department of English, at sandersme1@sfasu.edu for more information. Applications received by Nov. 15, 2014, will be given top priority; position open until filled.

Contact Name(s): Dr. Steve Marsden, Search Chair

Contact Phone/Extension: 936 468 6609

Contact Email: marsdensj@sfasu.edu

Contact Fax: 936 468 2614

payscale: $46,000-48,000
job type: full-time
posted by LucretiusJones to Education/Teaching

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