Assistant Professor, Technical Communication

Job Description:

The Department of English at the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH), invites applications for an assistant professor of technical communication. This is a nine-month, tenure-earning position anticipated to begin in August 2022.


The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 3/2 teaching load of both face-to-face and online classes at the master’s and undergraduate levels, with the potential to teach in UCF’s interdisciplinary Texts and Technology Ph.D. program. In particular, the successful candidate will teach the foundations course in technical communication (ENC 3241) as well as advanced courses in the technical communication track such as documentation and project management, collaborative writing, and client-based writing. Additionally, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to build on the program’s existing specializations and propose new courses in their areas of interest. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a productive research program and to participate in service activities to support the department, college, and university.


UCF is home to a growing and diverse student population of over 70,000 students, almost 2,000 faculty, and more than 4,700 staff. At UCF we are dedicated to access, and we are invested in identifying candidates who will contribute to our mission through equity-minded practice and culturally responsive pedagogy. UCF has been designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The Department of English, within the College of Arts and Humanities, offers B.A., M.A., and MFA degrees. The Technical Communication B.A. is offered in both face-to-face and online modalities, and the M.A. is offered fully online. For more information about the Department of English, please visit our website at For more information about UCF, please visit the website at

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in English, Technical Communication, or a relevant field from an accredited institution by time of hire and successful teaching experience at the university level.

Preferred Qualifications:

•        A strong record of publication.

•        Experience teaching technical communication courses.

•        Experience in online instruction.

•        Scholars with expertise in one or more of the following areas of applied technical communication research: intercultural or international technical communication; social justice; project management; science and environmental communication; plain language; technical communication ethics; emerging media; and/or health and medical communication.

•        Scholars with an interest in developing and building on existing programmatic relationships with local community and industry organizations.

Additional Application Materials Required:

The university requires that all applicants apply online at In addition to the online application, applicants must also submit the following: (1) a letter of application indicating qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) the contact information for three professional references.


NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.


Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by January 6, 2022 will be ensured full consideration.  Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received.  Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.


Candidates selected for initial interviews will be required to provide three letters of recommendation. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.


For further questions about this position, please contact Dr. Sonia Stephens at

Florida Clause:

Unless explicitly stated in the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.

These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government.  For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.


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