Job Posting - University of Dayton

Position Title TT Assistant Professor, Technical Communication & Medical Humanities
Institution University of Dayton
Position Start Date August 16, 2018
Salary Range competitive
Job Description Tenure-track assistant professor of English, specializing in technical communication with emphasis in medical humanities and secondary interest in composition. We seek a teacher-scholar prepared to contribute to ongoing development of programs and delivery of courses in writing studies within a diverse and collaborative Department of English as we grow our undergraduate major’s Writing Track with its designated concentration in professional and technical writing. We also seek a colleague prepared to teach courses in medical writing in our distinctive Common Academic Program and expand curricular options for our growing MA track in Writing & Rhetoric. Responsibilities include: teaching 3 courses per semester, including technical communication and medical humanities courses for English majors and students in the professional schools, upper-level and/or graduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, and first- and second-year composition; maintaining an active agenda of research and scholarship leading to publication; and contributing to the department, university, and profession through service.
Academic Qualifications All doctoral qualifying or candidacy exams passed by time of application. Promise of scholarly research in the field. Areas of research expertise that include: medical rhetoric; writing in science, medicine, or public health; information design; cultural rhetorics; critical race studies; or disability studies. 
Preferred qualifications include: Ph.D. in English, Technical Communication, Rhetoric & Composition, or related writing studies discipline. Research program or demonstrated record of scholarship that advances diversity, social justice, or sustainability.
Experience Requirements 1. Experience as instructor of record in undergraduate professional writing or technical communication courses. 2. Interest in and ability to teach courses in technical communication, medical writing, and medical humanities. Preferred: Successful experience teaching a variety of undergraduate courses (may include: technical communication, business/professional writing, medical writing, argumentation, composition). Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated excellence in teaching. Ability to teach courses in web writing or usability, rhetorical theory, rhetorical genre studies. Effective interpersonal communication skills. Ability to collaborate with others across disciplines.
Application Deadline Apply by December 1, 2017. First round interviews will take place via teleconference between 12/11-12/15/17. Finalists will be invited for on-campus interviews in mid-January.
Application Process Apply online at 
Applicants are asked to submit the following materials: 

(1) application letter describing academic preparation, scholarly agenda, teaching experience and interests, and how the applicant’s work intersects with the distinctive mission of the University and department; 

(2) curriculum vitae; 

(3) scholarly writing sample (not to exceed 30 pages or the relative equivalent in other media); 

(4) sample course description, learning outcomes, and approach to an upper-level undergraduate medical humanities course.

In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent from reviewers who can speak to the candidate’s strengths in both research and teaching.
Mailing Address English Department
University of Dayton
300 College Park Ave
Dayton, Ohio 45469
Contact Person Dr. Patrick Thomas, Chair, Search Committee
Contact Email