U of North TX has TT asst prof position in professional & technical communication specializing in social & digital media

U of North TX has TT asst prof position in professional & technical communication specializing in social & digital media

The University of North Texas invites applications for an assistant professor position (tenure track) in professional and technical communication with a specialization in social and digital media, Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication, beginning fall 2012.

Qualifications
We're interested in a diverse pool of applicants with expertise in social/digital media and professional/technical communication. All applicants must meet the following criteria: (1) Ph.D. by the time of appointment, (2) documented experience teaching courses in professional/technical writing, and (3) a record of research or publications that focuses on social/digital media issues.

UNT?s Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication is an interdisciplinary department, and we invite applicants with diverse doctoral degrees, including technical communication, rhetoric, linguistics, journalism, marketing, public relations, information, media, cognitive science, psychology, or sociology. As a tenure-track member of the faculty, candidates will be expected to teach only courses in technical/professional communication, primarily at the undergraduate level. Preference will be given to candidates with industry experience.

This position will be housed in the Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication. It is one of three internally-funded cluster hires in UNT?s College of Arts and Sciences that focuses on social and digital media. This faculty member will collaborate with new hires in Communication Studies and Radio, Television, and Film on interdisciplinary initiatives related to enhancing undergraduate education and community and industry engagement.

Job Description
As a tenure-track member of the faculty, candidates will be expected to develop a record of scholarly research necessary to obtain tenure and to regularly teach undergraduate and graduate professional/technical communication courses. The typical teaching load for junior faculty is 2/2.

The University
With about 36,000 students, UNT is the nation's 33rd largest university. As the largest, most comprehensive university in Dallas-Fort Worth, UNT drives the North Texas region. UNT offers 97 bachelor's, 88 master's and 40 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. A student-focused public research university, UNT is the flagship of the UNT System.

Application Procedures
Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement (up to 2 pages), a scholarly writing sample (up to 20 pages), and a list of three references and their contact information via UNT?s Faculty Jobs portal at https://facultyjobs.unt.edu. Direct all inquiries to Dr. Brenda R. Sims, Chair (sims@unt.edu<mailto:sims@unt.edu>).

Application Deadline
Review of applications begins on November 1, 2011 and will continue weekly until the search is closed. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications and all supporting materials by this deadline.

UNT is an AA/ADA/EOE.

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