Lecturer in Technical and Professional Communication

The Department of Humanities at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a non-tenure-track Lecturer in Technical and Professional Communication to begin August 2022. Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and scholarly work in technical communication, broadly defined. Demonstrated ability to teach in the areas of UX design and usability, content strategy, social justice approaches to tech comm, and/or social media, and/or data visualization is also highly desirable, as well as a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The successful applicant will enhance our department’s focus on Technology and Communication in the Public Interest. Please see our website: http://www.mtu.edu/humanities.

Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and will be asked for the names and contact information of three reference providers. and names and contact information for three reference providers. Further materials At least one letter writer must address the applicant’s teaching abilities. Reference letters and additional materials will be requested at a later stage of the hiring process. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 31, and the position remains open until filled. Candidates should have or expect to receive their Ph.D. by August 1, 2022. 

Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, MI on the south shore of Lake Superior. Houghton was recently named one of the 100 best small towns in America and the local community provides excellent resources conducive to quality family life. This area is known for natural beauty, pleasant summers, abundant snowfall, and numerous all-season outdoor activities. The University maintains its own downhill and cross-country ski facilities adjacent to campus and a nearby golf course. Numerous cultural activities and opportunities are available on campus and in the community.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Applications from women and BIPOC scholars are highly encouraged by both the department and the institution. Michigan Tech is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from all individuals.

Michigan Tech is proud to be an ADVANCE Institution that has thrice received National Science Foundation support to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM (see https://www.mtu.edu/advance/).

Michigan Tech actively supports dual-career partners to retain a quality workforce. Candidates are invited to bring a guest to an on-campus interview; additional details on dual-career exploration in our Partner Engagement Program can be found at https://www.mtu.edu/provost/programs/partner-engagement/

For more information, contact:

Dr. Abraham Romney

Humanities Department

Michigan Technological University

1400 Townsend Dr.

Houghton, MI 49930


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