Job Posting - University of North Texas

Position Title

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)


University of North Texas

Position Start Date

September 1, 2018

Salary Range


Job Description

As a tenure-track member of the faculty, candidates will be expected to develop a record of scholarly research necessary to obtain tenure and to regularly teach undergraduate and graduate technical communication courses. The typical teaching load for junior faculty is 2/2.

The University of North Texas is a Carnegie classified Tier 1 research institution located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and situated close to DFW International Airport. The University is located in Denton, TX, which is a culturally eclectic city that is nationally renowned for its music and culture, tech startup initiatives, and beautiful downtown area.

The department is one of the few stand-alone technical communication departments in the country, and the only Texas-based program located within a major metropolis. This location has helped forge long-term professional relationships with industry leaders, which has informed curriculum development on the graduate and undergraduate levels. The core faculty is empirically trained and specializes in emerging research areas including usability and user-experience, content management and development, computer-mediated collaboration, digital humanities, and STEM education.

Academic Qualifications

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in technical communication, professional communication, or related field by the time of appointment. Applicants should have a defined research agenda, the ability to teach a variety of foundational courses in the field of technical communication, and experience teaching courses in technical communication.

Preference will be given to candidates who have a scholarly and/or pedagogical interest in content management, strategy, and development or user experience.

Experience Requirements

This is an entry-level position.

Application Deadline

Review of applications begins on October 31, 2017 and will continue weekly until the search is closed. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications and all supporting materials by this deadline.

Application Process

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a research statement (up to 2 pages) to

After initial Skype interviews, a list of three references and an academic writing sample may be requested.


Mailing Address

Department of Technical Communication
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #305298
Denton TX 76203-5017

Contact Person

Kim Sydow Campbell, Professor and Chair

Contact Email