Friday, September 19, 2008

37.3 A good faculty near the Twin Cities

Phone (715) 232-1103 or 1629; FAX (715) 232-2093

Announcement of Position Vacancy

POSITION: Assistant Professor, entry-level position in the
Department of English and Philosophy
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751

DUTIES: Teach Technical and Professional Communications, and Freshman English. Curriculum development. Department/university service and student advising are expected.

QUALIFICATIONS: Degree in Technical Communication, English, Rhetoric, or a related field. Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered. Expertise is sought in some combination of the following: content management, information architecture and design, usability, international communication, linguistics, medical writing, documentation and project management, and cultural analysis of technology. Willingness to use technology in the classroom is essential as we are a laptop campus and a polytechnic university. All courses will have an on-line component. Expertise or interest in on-line delivery preferred. Willingness to pursue outside funding is expected. Ph.D. required for promotion and tenure.

SALARY: Competitive

CONTRACT: Full-time, tenure-track, 12 credits (four courses) per semester beginning August 2009.

THE UNIVERSITY: UW-Stout, Wisconsin's Polytechnic University, enrolls about 8000 students in such professional programs as Technical Communication, Applied Math and Computer Science, Manufacturing Engineering, Graphic Communications Management, Industrial Engineering, Business Administration, Psychology, Art, Early Childhood Education, and Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. Menomonie is a city of approximately 16,000 nestled in the highlands of Western Wisconsin, an hour's drive from Minneapolis/St. Paul.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of English and Philosophy has 25 full-time members. It offers a major in Technical Communication and minors in literature, creative writing, philosophy, and journalism, as well as general education coursework in composition, literature, philosophy and logic. The department supports a reading series and a student creative arts journal.

THE PROGRAM: Stout's Technical Communication program, launched in 2000, is one of the ten largest such undergraduate programs in the U.S., graduating students with a broad variety of applied fields and specializations. The program is continually updating its curriculum to keep current with the dynamic changes in the field of technical communication, and a Master's degree is currently in development.

DEADLINE: Application screening begins November 3, 2008

TO APPLY: Send letter, vita, transcripts (unofficial copies may be submitted), evidence of teaching potential and names of three references to:

Technical and Professional Communication Position
c/o Dr. Julie Watts, Hiring Committee Chair
Department of English and Philosophy
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751.

A member of the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Stout has 8,000 students enrolled in 19 graduate and 32 undergraduate programs. The university is located in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley Region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of 16,000 surrounded by lakes, streams and woodlands.

University of Wisconsin-Stout is a 2001 Baldrige Award Recipient, supporting a progressive, learning-centered, quality-based educational environment that is focused on continuous improvement. UW-Stout is a digital campus and all faculty and staff are required to use available technology in their positions including course delivery. Increasingly, courses are offered via alternative delivery methods and time frames. UW-Stout faculty members are responsible for teaching, advising, research and scholarly activity, and service. UW-Stout values diversity of people, ideas and experiences and is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Employment is contingent upon passing a criminal background check. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant.
Application Information
Postal Address: Technical & Professional Communication Position
c/o Dr. Julie Watts, Hiring Committee Chair
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Department of English and Philosophy
Menomonie, WI 54751

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