Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Technical and Professional Communication

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor of Technical and Professional Communication with expertise in global scientific communication, whose research and teaching intersect with contemporary issues such as human rights, social justice, digital ethics, global Englishes, civic engagement, public health, and the environment. We are a Doctoral/Research Extensive institution, with a significant departmental endowment that supports research. The department offers the BA, MA, MFA, and PhD. Salaries are competitive; professors teach a 2/2 load, distributed across undergraduate and graduate courses. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee seeks candidates who can contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. 

The University of Tennessee – Knoxville is the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee system, with over 21,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students from over 100 countries. Knoxville has a vibrant arts scene, a lively downtown, and affordable housing. Less than an hour’s drive to the Great Smoky Mountains, the city is also home to 1000 acres of urban wilderness, the Knoxville Museum of Art, and Big Ears, the acclaimed avant-garde festival of film, music, and art. Along with nearby Oak Ridge, the Knoxville region is home to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Y-12 National Security Complex, Siemens, Discovery Communications, Regal Cinemas, and a host of other industry leaders seeking expertise in technical, professional, and scientific communication.

Candidates should have a PhD in technical and professional communication, or in a related field, in hand or expected by August 2022, a record of excellent teaching, a body of scholarship warranting appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, and an active research agenda. Applicants should submit a letter of application and a CV by October 15, 2021, via https://apply.interfolio.com/92882; candidates selected for the next stage of review will be contacted to send additional materials. Please address other correspondence to Roy Liuzza, Associate Head, Department of English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0430, or rliuzza@utk.edu

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


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