Assistant Professor of Technical and Professional Communication

The Department of English at North Carolina State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in Technical and Professional Communication, with teaching and research expertise related to industry practices and the technological standards that are demanded of our graduates. Candidates with experience in structured authoring (e.g., DITA, XML), information architecture methodologies, data visualization, or web analytics are especially encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate would be able to provide instruction on technical communication practices and situate those practices within contemporary technical communication scholarship.


The position has a 2:2 teaching load, primarily serving graduate students in the Master of Science in Technical Communication program, doctoral students in the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media PhD program, and undergraduates in the Rhetoric and Professional Writing concentration of the English major. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to the teaching and advising missions of each program. 

NC State and the Research Triangle are rich with academic and cultural resources and are a thriving location for industry partnerships, cutting-edge research, and technological innovation.  


Instructions for Applicants: Please use the NC State University employment web portal ( and search for position X to apply; we cannot consider applications submitted in any other way. You can go to the posting directly by using this link, Upload letter of application (addressed to Stacey Pigg and Douglas Walls, Search Chairs, and referencing the position title Assistant Professor of Technical and Professional Communication and position number, (00007280), CV, a writing sample of 15-20 pages, and a list of three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested from finalists prior to first-round interviews. Screening of applications will begin in October. Applications should be received by November 1st to assure full consideration. For more information, contact search committee chairs, Stacey Pigg,, or Douglas Walls,


NC State promotes an integrated approach to problem solving that transforms lives and provides leadership for social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world. NC State’s land grant mission of teaching, research and service is dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people.  Applicants are encouraged to review the institution’s mission, vision and strategic plan, and consider how their background, interest and experience would enable them to support the university.


AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability or status as a protected veteran.


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