Faculty, Technical Communication, tenure-track

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

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Faculty, Technical Communication, tenure-track


Technical Communications


School of Engineering

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Macon, GA

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The Technical Communication Department (TCO) announces an opening for an open rank tenure-track position. Applicants’ areas of emphasis should include instructional design, digital/social media, technical writing/editing, or content strategy, 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 an engineering school. 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.

Technical Communication 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: Fall Semester 2022, Macon Campus; faculty report for duty mid-August.


A doctoral degree in technical communication or a related field from an accredited college/university is required. Preference will be given to candidates who 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. ABD candidates will be considered at the rank of Instructor until PhD is obtained.

For more information about Mercer University, the School of Engineering, the TCO Department, or the degree programs, please visit http://www.mercer.edu  

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 complete the brief online application and attach the following materials:  cover letter, complete resume/CV, and list of references with current phone numbers and/or email addresses. 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. Pam Estes Brewer
Mercer University School of Engineering
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207
Voice: 478.301.4146
E-mail: brewer_pe@mercer.edu  

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees and on-call staff, are required to have the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University no later than January 4, 2022. New hires as of January 4, 2022, will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption before their first day of employment.

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