Instructor/Teaching Assistant Professor of Technical Writing

Instructor/Teaching Assistant Professor of Technical Writing


Department: 3670085520 Salina Dept Integrated Studies
Job no: 516866
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Salina, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Education / Instructional
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:
Come be a Wildcat! The Department of Integrated Studies inside Kansas State University's College of Technology & Aviation (COTA) invites applications for a 9-month non-tenure track Instructor or Assistant Teaching Professor of Technical Writing. We are interested in candidates who can demonstrate excellence in online course delivery (as some of the load may be delivered online) and who have specialties in or related to the following areas: digital rhetorics/storytelling, new media writing, science writing, grant writing, technical writing and industry, plain language protocols, coding and technical writing, technical writing and EDI, and/or technical writing and cultural/feminist rhetorics.

This position affords the opportunity to work in the dynamic and quickly-growing College of Technology & Aviation on K-State's Aerospace & Technology Campus in sunny Salina, KS, where we enjoy all the seasons, amazing skies, an affordable cost of living, and supportive and committed colleagues and administrators. We seek teacher-scholars who are interested in interfacing through technical writing with students in an array of aviation, UAS, computer science, business, social work, engineering, machine-learning, and AR/VR disciplines. The successful candidate will teach courses in technical writing and contribute to the development of a technical writing certificate but will also be called on when appropriate to teach other courses that satisfy the university's general education writing requirements as needed. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach introductory and advanced technical writing courses, according to their specialization, to partner on grant-writing opportunities, community-outreach, and faculty collaboration inside COTA's Center for Communicating Innovation.

Why Join Us:
Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:
We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion. The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.
Worksite Options:
This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You'll Need to Succeed:
Minimum Qualifications:



  • M.A. in technical writing or a closely-related field (completed by July 2024).
  • Experience teaching online.
  • Evidence of ongoing scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications:



  • A Ph.D. in technical writing or a closely-related field (completed by July 2024).
  • Evidence of teaching excellence, both online and in-person.
  • Evidence of excellent ongoing scholarship and disciplinary service.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience related to sponsored research or grant writing.

Other Requirements:



  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents:



  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names and contact information for three current, professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:
March 18 and will continue until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:
Salary commensurate with experience and consistent with the position sought.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Advertised: Mar 04, 2024
Application Closes: Open until filled

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