Assistant Professor - Technical Communication

The Department of English at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) invites applications for one or more tenure-track or tenured positions at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor of Technical Communication, to begin August 2021. The Department offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Technical Communication. The ideal candidate will have an active research agenda with preferred expertise in social justice. Additional areas of interest include: research methods, environmental writing, editing, and legal writing. Experience teaching at the university level, applying for external grants, and/or working in industry is preferred. The successful candidate will teach upper-division and graduate courses in their area(s) of specialization as well as TCOM 3302: Business and Technical Report Writing. Publications in the candidate’s field of expertise and university service are required for tenure.
The teaching load is 4/3 with a 3/3 load in the first year on the tenure track and continuous adjustments for graduate teaching. 

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in relevant field at time of initial appointment
  • Ability or willingness to teach online

Preferred Qualifications

  • Research and teaching interests in social justice, research methods, editing, environmental writing, and legal writing
  • Ability or willingness to apply for grants
  • University teaching experience
  • Online teaching experience
  • Related industry experience

UHD is a vibrant urban university serving a diverse student population. Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility for employment in the United States. UHD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Applicants should submit an initial letter of application and CV using the link: Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2021. Candidates selected for the second stage of the search process will be contacted and asked to provide additional materials. All stages of the search will likely be conducted via Zoom.

For specific questions about the position, please contact Dr. Jillian Hill at

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