Assistant/Associate Professor, Technical Communication

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Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Engineering Instruction

Position Title

Assistant/Associate Professor, Technical Communication

Department

Technical Communication

Division

School of Engineering

Vacancy Number

F20-072

Work Location

Macon, GA

Job Type

Full-time

Job Category

Faculty

Responsibilities

The Technical Communication Department (TCO) announces an opening for a tenure-track position at the Associate or Assistant Professor level. Applicants’ areas of emphasis should include content strategy, digital/social media, instructional design, technical writing/editing, or usability, as well as expertise in current industry standard tools. Candidates are expected to excel in teaching and participate in a collegial, team-oriented environment.

Mercer University is one of only a few schools offering technical communication degrees embedded in a school of engineering. The department offers bachelor's and master's degrees in technical communication and provides service courses for the School of Engineering. Mercer University enjoys an excellent reputation, being consistently recognized in national surveys. Technical Communication faculty are active in STC, IEEE PCS, and other professional organizations.

TCO faculty typically teach three courses each semester. These include courses in the BS in Technical Communication and the MS in Technical Communication Management, as well as a two-course sequence in technical communication required for all students in the School of Engineering. Graduate teaching is done entirely online using Canvas and Zoom.

The curricula are under constant review to keep up with current trends and research, and to improve the quality of learning. Laboratories—including usability and digital media labs—are well equipped with current technologies.

TCO faculty are expected to advise students and keep regular office hours. All faculty attend departmental meetings, participate in SACS and ABET assessment reviews, and serve on committees in the School of Engineering and the University.

Start Date: Spring or Fall Semester 2020

Qualifications

A doctoral degree in technical communication or a related field from an accredited college/university is required. In addition, candidates must have industry experience as a technical communicator, demonstrate competence to teach undergraduates, demonstrate experience or capability of teaching graduate students via distance learning, and demonstrate ability to work in a team environment.

For more information about Mercer University, the School of Engineering, the TCO Department, or the degree programs, please visit https://www.mercer.eduhttp://engineering.mercer.edu/, http://engineering.mercer.edu/academics/undergraduate/technical-communication/ , or https://engineering.mercer.edu/ms-tcm/about.cfm.

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should apply at https://jobs.mercer.edu  and attach the following materials:  cover letter, complete resume, and list of references with current phone numbers. Unofficial transcripts may be requested from finalists as part of the recruitment process. Candidates must redact any personal or private information including, but not limited to, social security number, birthdate, race, or gender, before submitting the unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts will still be required from the hired candidate as instructed in the contract letter. Finalists may also be asked to submit samples of work. Review begins as soon as applications are received and continues until the position is filled.

Direct inquiries to the search chair:
Dr. Helen M. Grady
Mercer University School of Engineering
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207

Voice: 478.301.2211
E-mail: grady_h@mercer.edu  

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