Texas Tech University Visiting Assistant Professor in Lubbock, Texas

Position Description

Contributes to the university’s mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

Major/Essential Functions

Visiting Assistant Professor for Technical Communication and Rhetoric

We invite applications for a visiting assistant professor position to begin September 1, 2017. This position is a one-year appointment, with a teaching load of three courses each in fall and spring semester. Preference will be given to applicants who hold a PhD in technical communication, composition and rhetoric, or a related field at time of appointment. We are especially interested in applications from scholars with expertise in information design, web development, visual communication. Successful candidates will possess research credentials and a record of teaching excellence in the relevant areas. Professional experience in technical communication is also a desired qualification.

Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected.

Texas Tech's program includes BA in Technical Communication, and MA in Technical Communication (onsite and online), and a PhD in Technical Communication & Rhetoric (onsite and online). We also offer graduate certificates in Grants & Proposals and in Teaching Technical Communication. Our program resides in the Department of English, which offers excellent facilities, including computer classrooms, the Usability Research Lab, the Media Lab, and the Letterpress Studio.

Texas Tech University is a growing state-supported research institution, with a law school and medical school and colleges of Arts and Sciences, Agriculture, architecture, Business Administration, Engineering, Human Sciences, Media and Communication, and Visual and Performing Arts. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest of these, representing 28% of the total enrollment of 35,000. The university is located in Lubbock, a rapidly growing city of nearly 300,000 on the high plains, home to Buddy Holly, the Flatlands Film Festival, and thriving cotton fields and vineyards.

Required Qualifications

Academic degree as defined by the academic unit and as appropriate for the position held. Demonstrated record of effectiveness as a teacher, a record of peer reviewed publication and/or peer-reviewed creative activity which has contributed to the discipline or field of study, to the candidate’s intellectual and artistic development, and to the quality of the academic enterprise; a record of professional service appropriate to the discipline; promise of growth in teaching and research or artistic and creative activity.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Texas Tech welcomes consideration of dual career and professional couple accommodations.

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Extended Job Title: Visiting Assistant Professor

Work Location: Lubbock

Org Level 1: Texas Tech University

Campus: Texas Tech University

Department: English

Does this position work in a research laboratory?: No

Required Attachments: Cover Letter Resume / CV

Optional Attachments: Transcript

Job Type: Full Time

Pay Basis: Monthly

Salary Grade: 800

Travel Required: None

Shift: Day

Grant Funded?: No

Requisition ID: 10530BR