Monday, December 21, 2009


Assistant Professor in Writing (Technical and Professional or Composition/Rhetoric)

Stephen F. Austin State University

December 21, 2009


English/ literature, Other humanities

Position Description:
Tenure Track

Employment Level:
Full Time



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Writing: Assistant Professor in Writing (Technical and Professional or Composition/Rhetoric). The Department of English at Stephen F. Austin State University seeks a writing specialist for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Technical and Professional Writing or Composition/Rhetoric. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in technical and professional writing and editing, digital rhetoric, and/or rhetoric and writing, as well as freshman composition courses. This position will be key in helping to develop our recently-approved technical and professional writing minor. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Technical and Professional Writing, Rhetoric and Composition, or a closely related field, along with several years of writing or editing experience in business or another professional field, significant experience using publishing and design software, and a record of scholarship and publication in technical and professional writing or rhetoric and composition. Experience in specialized areas/genres, such as science, policy, grant, or proposal writing is highly desirable. The standard load is 4-4 with opportunities for research and service-related reductions. SFASU is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, located in the East Texas Piney Woods region. Candidates must apply via the SFASU online application system. Please submit letter of application and curriculum vitae at: Send copies of transcripts, three current letters of recommendation, and a 25-page writing sample directly to Dr. Mark Sanders, Chair; Department of English; Stephen F. Austin State University; P.O. Box 13007, SFA Station; Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-3007. The writing sample should consist of multiple excerpts of professional and scholarly writing totaling no more than 25-30 pages. Review of applications begins January 20, 2010; position open until filled.

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