Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English – Rhetoric and Technical and Professional Communication

The Rhetoric Program in the Department of English at Carnegie Mellon seeks a specialist in Rhetoric and Technical and Professional Communication at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August in 2024.

We are looking for a new colleague with outstanding research promise and an emerging record of research in one or more of the following areas of specialization in technical and professional communications:

  • Emerging technologies and their impacts
  • Writing/Communication futures
  • Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence
  • Content Strategy
  • Equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice

The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in teaching in our professional as well as academic programs. Our degree programs include a B.A. in Professional Writing, a B.S. in Technical Writing, an M.A. in Professional Writing, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Rhetoric.

The English Department at Carnegie Mellon has an active DEI committee and initiatives that we encourage new faculty to contribute to. See https://www.cmu.edu/dietrich/english/dei/index.html.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by the time of the appointment in Rhetoric, Communication Studies, Technical/Professional Communication, Writing Studies or a closely related field. We will prefer candidates with a record of research publication, teaching relevant to our programs, and interdisciplinary skills appropriate to publishing and teaching in rhetoric and written communication. The Department particularly invites applications from members of under-represented minorities.

Appointment, Rank, and Salary: Nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The teaching load is two courses each semester (fall/spring).

Application Procedure: Applications will be accepted online through Interfolio. Follow the link below to electronically submit a curriculum vitae, three current letters of reference, a writing sample, and a cover letter which includes a discussion about how diversity, equity, and inclusion inform your teaching and/or scholarship. You may also be asked for a teaching portfolio and/or other materials later in the process.  http://apply.interfolio.com/127666

Questions may be addressed to Ms.Vickie McKay vm29@andrew.cmu.edu, (412) 268-2850.

Application Deadline: Applications received by October 15, 2023 will be given full consideration.

For further information about our department and university, see: https://www.cmu.edu/dietrich/english/

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. We welcome faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their teaching, research and service. Carnegie Mellon University makes every effort to provide physical and programmatic access to individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the employment process, please contact Equal Opportunity Services by emailing employeeaccess@andrew.cmu.edu or calling 412-268-3930.

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