Professional or Technical Writing (Tenure-Track Assistant Professor)

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 8:00pm

Beginning January 1, 2017, a new department dedicated to Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing will be created in the College of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Montclair State University. This department will unite professional communication and rhetorical studies to prepare students for careers in professional, civic, technical, and scientific writing, and offer excellent preparation for graduate education in Writing Studies. They currently offer courses in our award-winning First Year Writing program and our Professional and Public Writing minor: two programs attuned to improving students’ writing across the entire university community. 

Preferred areas of research specialization include environmental rhetoric, workplace writing, medical/health writing, science writing, digital and multimodal writing, or writing for nonprofits, with other specializations welcome.

The successful candidate will maintain an active research program, and demonstrate potential for successful grant writing, publication, and other scholarly activities. 3/3 course assignment in a new department dedicated to rhetoric, composition, and writing studies, which will include an award-winning First-Year Writing Program and an established minor in Professional & Public Writing.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Writing, Technical Communication, or related field completed by July, 2017; a well-defined research agenda, evidence of scholarly engagement and success in or potential for publications and grants. They particularly seek applicants with an interest in collaborating with faculty across the university to expand course offerings in professional and technical writing at the undergraduate and ultimately graduate level. The successful candidate will join in a rotation of administrator responsibilities, post-tenure.


Montclair State University, a R3 institution, is one of New Jersey’s most diverse and dynamic institutions of higher education. Located 14 miles west of New York City, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus; a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level; and a talented and diverse faculty and student body. An equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.


The application form can be found at Interfolio.

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