Assistant Professor of Instruction in Professional and Technical Communication
The University of Texas at Dallas
Location: Richardson, Texas
Internal Number: 22366
Posting Number: F00665P
Department: Arts, Humanities, and Technology
Salary Range: Negotiable
Pay Basis: Monthly
Position Status: Academic Year
The School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology (AHT) at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) seeks well qualified applicants for a non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Instruction in Professional and Technical Communication to begin August 1, 2023. Professional and Technical Communication is an upper-division core communication requirement for all students pursuing bachelor's degrees in engineering and computer science. Responsibilities include teaching four Professional and Technical Communication courses per semester and actively contributing to student activities that enhance the program.
Successful candidates must have an advanced degree in communication (e.g., Communication Studies, Professional/Technical Communication, Rhetoric/Composition) and appropriate teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates whose teaching applies traditional communication theories to professional and/or technical contexts and who hold PhD degrees. Candidates should demonstrate their commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service, which includes a strong commitment to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. All candidates are expected to work effectively in a highly collaborative, engaging, and dynamic environment comprised of individuals of diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. The appointment commences fall 2023. A doctoral degree or MA with equivalent work experience is required prior to joining; those with ABD status will be considered at the application/interviewing stage.
The Communication Program
The Communication Program at the University of Texas Dallas offers a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration with both faculty and students across the school. Faculty members include historians, creative writers and artists, scholars of visual culture and literature, and more. The Communication Program's objective is to teach students the theories, concepts and skills that will enable them to adapt to the rapid change and global interdependence that characterizes the 21st Century.
The School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology (AHT) is a community of scholars, artists, and creative practitioners defined by their creativity, critical thinking, and cross-cultural understanding. Within the context of a Carnegie 1 doctoral research institution, AHT fosters the fluid movement between traditional disciplines and cutting-edge experimental investigation of emerging technologies. We prepare students with the skills to craft exceptional work, the ambition to take on new challenges, and the critical thinking to make a difference in a globally connected world.
Applicants should upload the following:
· cover letter and full curriculum vitae summarizing their interests and their qualifications for the position, including past and/or anticipated future efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion;
· statement of teaching philosophy describing (at a minimum) their conceptualizations of teaching and learning, teaching and assessment methods, and how their teaching philosophy and practices foster (or will foster) equitable and inclusive learning environments;
· teaching evaluations;
· writing sample;
· research statement;
· full contact information for at least three academic or professional references.
Reviews will commence as completed applications are received and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed on 05/02/2023. Priority will be given to completed applications received by 03/01/2023.
The University and Community
Rich with visual and performing arts venues, museum districts, professional and semi-professional athletics teams, botanical gardens, accessible trails and so much more, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex has something for everyone to explore. UT Dallas partners with regional higher education institutions and school districts and with the Richardson Innovation Quarter (Richardson IQ), a major hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and educational activities.
UT Dallas is committed to graduating well-rounded members of the global community whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world. A diversity of people, ideas and perspectives is crucial to our vision and mission. UT Dallas is a place where members of the community from all backgrounds are welcomed, treated fairly, and encouraged in their pursuit of excellence.
The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas on the path to achieving Tier One national research university status.UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 132 degree programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests.The University continues its original commitment to providing some of the state's most-lauded science and engineering programs and has also gained prominence for a breadth of educational paths, from criminology to biomedical engineering to arts and technology.The wealth of learning resources available to UT Dallas students is the result of a concentrated effort to attract the top minds on both ends of the classroom relationship. Joining the faculty's Nobel laureate and four National Academies members since 2005 are more than 200 tenure and tenure-track professors hailing from the world's best colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Columbia University. In addition, UT Dallas is home to more than 50 centers, labs and institutes that facilitate research and opportunities for hands-on learning. Students, meanwhile, arrive at UT Dallas well-prepared ...to succeed in higher education: In 2011, nearly 39 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and 75 percent ranked in the top 25 percent.With an eye on building a future as bright as its beginnings, UT Dallas will continue its push to attain Tier One research university status and produce graduates who are well-equipped to succeed professionally.