Assistant Professor, Technical Communication - Washington State University in Vancouver Washington

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Washington State University

Vancouver, Washington

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Department of English at Washington State University invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track position in Technical Communication on the Vancouver campus, at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor

This position requires a commitment to research and teaching scientific, technical, or professional communication within a multi-campus department that is actively enhancing interdisciplinary connections between the humanities and sciences at both the undergraduate and graduate level. It also offers the potential to contribute to growing, multi-disciplinary programs in digital technology, culture, and media.

Duties include establishing a substantial research trajectory leading to publication, contributing to the growth of the professional and technical writing program, overseeing the professional writing certificate, collaborating with colleagues across campuses regarding STEM initiatives, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in English, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the occupant of the position will be expected to contribute to campus, university, and departmental governance, as well as professional, state, and national communities in ways appropriate to training and rank.

Teaching load is typically two courses per semester and includes a mix of both undergraduate and graduate courses; new faculty members are eligible for reduced teaching loads prior to tenure review to develop their research programs.

Required Qualifications

  1. Ph.D. in Technical Communication Rhetoric and Composition, English, or a closely related field by the hire date
  2. Evidence of productive research program appropriate to projected rank
  3. Evidence of ability to teach successfully at the college level and mentor students from diverse backgrounds
  4. Commitment to campus diversity efforts (
  5. To be considered for Associate Professor, must have demonstrated record of scholarship and teaching appropriate to this rank, and at least 6 years as an assistant professor or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Demonstrated expertise in sub-disciplinary areas of science and technology, technology and culture, and/or rhetorics of science
  2. Record of research commensurate with appointment at the advanced assistant or early associate rank
  3. Evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration across disciplines and/or programs
  4. Demonstrated record in academic program administration and/or industry in areas related to the position.

Monthly Salary

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience

Additional Information

Washington State University is a Tier I, multi-campus, land grant institution with a commitment to undergraduate and graduate instruction, research, and extension. Faculty members on the Vancouver campus are fully integrated into the main campus in Pullman and are expected to participate in graduate student training, including graduate degrees in both rhetoric/composition and literary studies at both the M.A. and Ph.D. levels. The Vancouver campus offers an undergraduate English degree and professional writing certificate.

WSU Vancouver is located on a beautiful 351-acre campus across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, offering numerous opportunities for research and collaboration with a variety of nearby institutions, agencies, and organizations. A personal atmosphere, small classes, and interaction with world-class faculty attract more than 3,100 students and approximately 140 full-time faculty members.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Associate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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