Assistant Professor of English-Technical and Professional Communication (21-04)

Francis Marion University and the Department of English and Modern Languages invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in Technical and Professional Communication. Primary responsibilities will include teaching courses in technical communication, writing for nonprofits, business writing, and special topics in writing.  Successful candidates must have strong experience in and a commitment to teaching first-year composition.


Successful candidates will have a research agenda in Professional and Technical Communication with preference given to candidates with research interest or experience in one or more of these fields:  social justice, indigenous or minority rhetorics, or public engagement. The position requires familiarity and practice with current industry-standard tools. Candidates will teach courses in the professional writing track which also serve students in engineering, business, and computer science, in addition to English. 


Francis Marion (FM) is a state-supported regional comprehensive university with a strong emphasis on the liberal arts.  For the past fifty years, FM has served a student body that accurately reflects the racial, economic, and cultural diversity of our state and region. FM was recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a "Great College to Work For" in 2020.  With approximately 4,000 undergraduate students, FM offers small class sizes that encourage strong professional relationships among faculty and students.  FM is located in Florence, SC, a growing city with a vibrant arts culture.  Florence is within easy driving distance of beach resorts, such as Myrtle Beach, and areas of historical interest, including Charleston and Savannah.


Requirements: A Ph.D. in Professional and Technical Communication or Rhetoric and Composition in hand by the time of appointment.


Start Date: August 2021


Application Process

Prepare a single PDF file containing:

1.         Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 21-04);

2.         Curriculum vitae;

3.         Copies of all transcripts; unofficial are fine but official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate;

4.         FM Faculty Application.


To obtain the FMU Faculty Application please click here.



Review applications will begin immediately.



Send Application Materials digitally to: Dr. Rebecca Flannagan, Chair; Department of English, Modern Languages, and Philosophy at or to the same post at; PO Box 100547; Florence, SC 29502-0547.


Minorities and Women are strongly encouraged to apply


An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution




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