Tenure-Track Assistant Professor: Technical Communication

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA) seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in technical communication, effective August 2018.

Required qualifications: The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in technical communication or a closely related field, expertise in technical/professional/business communication, a firm theoretical grounding in rhetoric, and facility with the functional application of theory as a foundational basis for research and teaching in technical communication.

Preferred qualifications: Experience outside the academy is desirable and might include work in government, business, nonprofit organizations, industry, or the military, among other venues. Ideal candidates would have experience and/or training in areas of examination such as visual design, digital communication, data management, technical media, global communication, science and technology studies, or others that resonate with LMC and Georgia Tech.

Research: The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong program of research and grant application commensurate with work at a major research university. The potential to secure external research funding is strongly desirable.

Teaching: The successful applicant should have experience in and a commitment to teaching communication courses including technical/professional/business communication, composition, media studies, visual rhetoric/design, technical narratives, and communicating science and technology to public audiences. The successful applicant will be required to teach technical communication theory and practice, and could teach computational media in addition to other courses. The typical teaching load is 2/2.

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication is a multi-disciplinary unit. It offers B.S. degrees in Literature, Media, and Communication and in Computational Media, M.S. degrees in Digital Media and Human Computer Interaction, and a PhD in Digital Media. The School includes the Institute's Communication Center and the Writing and Communication Program that encompasses the Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and provides discipline-specific courses for campus-wide audiences. For more information, visit www.lmc.gatech.edu.

As a school, we believe diversity is foundational to creating the most intellectually vibrant and successful academic communities; therefore, we are committed to building and sustaining a socially just, equitable, and inclusive academic unit. The Georgia Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer whose academic core mission is based on the principles of inclusion, equity, diversity, and justice.

Applicants should send a cover letter surveying the applicant's expertise for the position, a CV, and a list of three potential references emailed as one single PDF to hiring@mail.gatech.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.