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The Department of English at North Carolina State University is searching for a new faculty member to join its programs in technical communication, professional writing, and digital media. The position is listed at the rank of Assistant Professor but exceptional candidates will be considered for appointment at a higher rank.

Position Description: Duties include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in technical communication, digital media, professional writing, and/or rhetoric of science and technology (2-2 base teaching load for assistant professors), as well as maintaining an active research and publication program and participating in scholarly and university service. Applicants with research and teaching interests in international and global issues in technical communication will receive primary consideration; those with strengths in multimedia design and production, digital media theory, project management, computer-supported cooperative work, and rhetoric of science and technology may also be considered. We are interested in strengthening connections with industry and increasing opportunities for industry-based or grant-supported research and instructional projects.

Qualifications: Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in technical communication, rhetoric, or a related field, completed by August 15, 2012, and evidence of promise in research and teaching related to departmental programs and the areas of interest listed above.
Information about Department and Programs: Technical communication programs at NC State are well established within the Department of English and include courses within an undergraduate concentration in Language, Writing, and Rhetoric, a minor and a master’s degree in Technical Communication, and an interdisciplinary doctoral program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media that incorporates technical communication. There is a large service program in technical, business, and scientific writing and a nationally innovative Campus Writing and Speaking Program that works to incorporate writing and speaking experiences within undergraduate instruction across the curriculum. The Department’s 55 tenure-track faculty members include 11 in rhetoric, technical communication, and composition.

Instructions for Applicants: Please use the NC State University employment web portal; we cannot consider applications submitted in any other way. Upload letter of application (addressed to Antony H. Harrison, Department Head, and referencing the position title Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Technical Communication and position number 00065227), CV, and contact information for at least three references. Three letters of reference, a writing sample, and teaching materials and evaluations may be requested later. Screening of applications will begin October 15 and will continue until position is filled. North Carolina State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer welcoming applications from members of under-represented groups and all persons without regard to sexual orientation.  For ADA accommodation, contact Sonia Meeks at (919) 515-4109 or

Post-Doc International Studies

North Carolina State University has a post-doc position in international studies open for 2011-2012.  Applications are being reviewed as they are received, so respond quickly if interested.

The successful candidate will be someone whose areas of expertise align with one or more of the graduate programs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State (see their list of master’s and doctoral programs).

As Director of the interdisciplinary doctoral program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, Professor Steve Wiley would be happy to respond to inquiries from potential applicants with  expertise in international studies and digital media, including candidates with a background in rhetoric, communication research, media studies, and/or critical/cultural studies.

For more information about the CRDM PhD program, please visit their website and student blog.

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