Assistant Professorship – Scientific and Technical Writing

One tenure-track position teaching courses in scientific and technical writing within the context of a liberal arts and sciences curriculum; appointment begins 22 August 2005. Required qualifications: Doctorate in rhetoric, English, or related field (including scientific fields), with dissertation or research focus in a science and rhetoric area; completion of doctorate required for reappointment to second year. Strong assets: evidence of successful teaching in scientific or technical writing and other courses at the college level; professional experience in scientific and/or technical communication or in writing about science for a general audience; evidence of strong scholarship or scholarly potential; professional commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research (particularly between the humanities and the sciences); an ability to enhance the diversity of the department and serve as a role model and mentor for women and/or minorities. To ensure consideration, submit vita and application letter (explaining interest, qualifications, experience, research focus, teaching philosophy, etc.) postmarked by 1 November 2004 to Dr. Jack Bushnell, Chair, Scientific/Technical Writing Search Committee. Screening may continue beyond that date as necessary until position is filled. Applications will be acknowledged by letter. Preliminary interviews for this position will be at the MLA convention in Philadelphia or by telephone. References letters will be requested of semifinalist candidates, and we reserve the right to check additional references at our discretion at the appropriate time in the process. According to state law, names of finalists will be released on request. Members of this department teach composition every semester in addition to general and specialized courses; typical semester load is three courses, equivalent to 12 credits. Additional information available at UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EO employer, and encourages applications from women and minorities.