[Air-L] Job Announcement: Asst Professor in Professional Comm with a digital/social media specialization (U. of North Texas)
Ryan.Boettger at unt.edu
Sun Oct 30 10:58:17 PDT 2011
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The faculty at the University of North Texas invites applications for a new, tenure-track faculty line in professional and technical communication with a specialization in digital/social media, beginning fall 2012. The successful candidate will join five existing PTC faculty members in the newly formed, interdisciplinary Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication.
Read the job ad below (or visit http://tinyurl.com/3fzk9t9) or apply directly through https://facultyjobs.unt.edu<https://facultyjobs.unt.edu/>.
This is a new position, and it is one of three internally-funded hires that focus 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. Our department also provides a robust research environment, and the typical teaching load for junior faculty is 2/2.
Our department hosts a thriving MA program in Professional Technical Communication, which boasts a 100% job placement for graduates. Additionally, our new BA in Professional and Technical Communication will give faculty the chance to teach a variety of course, including digital literacies, electronic media, commercial publications, grants and proposals, and research methods for practitioners. Our faculty also has strong ties to industries in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, which provides students the opportunity to work on real projects as part of their coursework. Last semester, for example, our students worked with Balfour Beatty <http://www.balfourbeatty.com/> Construction, Sabre Airline Solutions, and Habitat for Humanity.
UNT is located in Denton, TX and is less than 45 minutes from DFW International Airport, from where you can fly direct to nearly any city domestically and several cities in Europe, South and Central America, and Asia. In Denton, you will find cozy art galleries, coffee shops, and jazz houses. A short drive to either Dallas or Fort Worth will take you to world-class museums, professional sporting events, and outstanding restaurants and shopping. Despite economic events in recent years, housing in North Texas has remained affordable and hiring has continued to be stable. And Denton, like all of Texas, has no local or state income tax.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 at sims at unt.edu<mailto:sims at unt.edu>.
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.
Ryan Boettger, Ph.D.
Department of Linguistics & Technical Communication
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #305298
Denton, Texas 76203
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