Assistant Professor in English

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Assistant Professor: The Department of English at The University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor appointment beginning Fall 2022. The successful candidate holds a Ph.D. in English with an emphasis on User-Experience/Human Computer Interaction and Technical and Business Writing. Ideal candidates will be serious educators and scholars with excellent teaching skills and a productive record or demonstrated promise for academic scholarship. The regular teaching load is three courses (9 credit hours) per semester and may include both online and traditional formats; the successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in business writing, technical communication, and user experience, support the courses required of our Writing B.A., and teach graduate classes in subjects technical communication, editing, information architecture, and usability studies.


About the University: The University of Alabama in Huntsville, classified as a High Research Activity institution, offers academic and research programs in the Colleges of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; Nursing; Professional Studies; and Science. Huntsville maintains one of the highest per capita incomes and standards of living in the Southeast. It is a national center of aerospace and high technology research and is home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Huntsville and surrounding communities present many opportunities for healthcare research and professional practice.

About the College: The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at The University of Alabama in Huntsville comprises 9 departments and 84 full-time faculty. We offer a wide array of programs in the arts, humanities, and social sciences including 21 B.A. programs, five M.A. programs, and eight certificate programs. The college has also led the way in creating several interdisciplinary minors, such as Women’s and Gender Studies, Global Studies, User Experience, and Game Design and Development. Our class sizes are relatively small and our collegial faculty are committed to our students’ successes.


About the Department: The English Department at UAH is comprised of faculty committed to the promotion of literacies and the cultivation of scholarly and professional competencies in critical thinking and persuasive writing across a wide spectrum of literary, technical, and rhetorical situations. We foster intellectual and cultural diversity, originality of thought, and clarity and cogency of expression through degree programs designed to advance careful, sophisticated reading practices as well as complex analytical and research skills. We aim to cultivate our students' management, organization, and production of knowledge. The department also houses the VUE lab which supports student and faculty research projects with eye tracking tools, heart rate monitoring, and AR technology.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 15 or until the position is filled.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: We seek candidates who value inclusiveness and diversity and who will support our commitment to equity. To this end, please submit the following 1.) a 1-page statement of past or future contributions to equity, inclusivity, and diversity in research, teaching, and/or service. You may draw upon your personal as well as professional experience in developing this statement, 2.) a letter of application, 3.) a C.V. (which includes contact information for 3 references), 4.) a teaching philosophy statement. Applications should be sent to the English Search Committee Chair at english@uah.edu or, if preferred, you can apply using Interfolio by clicking on the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/98541. Review of application materials will begin as soon as possible and materials will be accepted until the position is filled. Information about the Department, the University, and Huntsville can be found at http://www.uah.edu/ahs/departments/english.


The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including marital or parental status), pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, citizenship, genetic information, or status as a veteran.


UAH mandates that all employees maintain compliance with current federal regulations.
Please refer to log number: 22/23-378


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