Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Professional/New Media Writing Position
Institution:East Stroudsburg University of PennsylvaniaPosted:November 16, 2009Location:PennsylvaniaCategory:Digital media, Media studiesPosition Description:Tenure TrackEmployment Level:Full TimeWebsite:Not ProvidedSalary:Not Provided
East Stroudsburg University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Professional and New Media Writing beginning August 2010. Positions typically fill at the Assistant Professor rank. As part of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), we offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach professional writing courses such as Technical Writing, Workplace Writing, Computers and Writing, and Website Writing and Design. This faculty member will also teach composition and contribute to the development of the Department's Professional and New Media Writing program with courses in print and digital-media writing. There is a four-course teaching load per semester. Distance learning and/or off-campus teaching opportunities may be possible.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in English, rhetoric, technical or mass communications, or related field. Candidates currently enrolled in a doctoral program are encouraged to apply, but the degree must be completed before the position commences. Candidates must have experience teaching, or demonstrated potential to teach, technical writing. The candidates must also have experience teaching, or demonstrated potential to teach, rhetorical theory and at least one other type of professional or new media writing (e.g., applied writing classes and/or classes such as visual rhetoric, usability testing, or media ethics). They should also show potential for scholarly activities.

Additional Preferred Qualifications: Experience with or training in relevant software applications (e.g., InDesign, Dreamweaver, Wordpress, etc.); related professional experience in corporate, governmental, or non-profit spheres; and ability to lead in the development of our Professional and New Media Writing track, including development of a master's program.

We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic and national perspectives to their creative work and teaching. To learn more about diversity at ESU and in our community, visit our website at www.esu.edu/diversity.

To Apply: Application deadline for full consideration is December 4, 2009. Please apply on-line at www.esucareers.com/applicants/ Central?quickFind=50904. Applicants are to attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three recent letters of recommendation, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required before appointment). Final determination will be based upon a successful campus interview, which will include a teaching demonstration.

All candidates must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Located in the scenic Pocono Mountains within a 90-minute drive of New York City and two hours from Philadelphia, East Stroudsburg University is one of the fourteen universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Founded in 1893, with a current enrollment of 7,300, the university maintains a rich academic tradition and continues to build on its sense of history with unique new undergraduate and graduate degrees programs and a major Science and Technology Center. Offering 68 undergraduate degree programs and graduate degrees in 22 fields of study, the university is experiencing increasing enrollments and is poised for continued growth. Adjacent to the unspoiled Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the surrounding community offers options for suburban, small city, or country living.

The University encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups, including women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and is an AA/EEO employer. East Stroudsburg University is interested in hiring employees who have extensive experience with diverse populations. To learn more about diversity at ESU and in our community, visit our website at www.esu.edu/diversity.

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