The Department of English at the University of Central Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in English with a primary specialization in Technical/Professional Writing and a secondary emphasis in Digital Rhetoric or New Media to begin effective August 2019. Scholarly activities and service to the department, college, university, and community are required. The Department of English is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse faculty and to creating a welcoming environment for all.

Qualifications/Experience Required:

Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). **NOTE** If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to TT-Instructor.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred:

A Ph.D. in Technical Writing, Professional Writing or English with a specialization in Technical and Professional Writing by August 1, 2019. A commitment to high-quality teaching and a dedication to service are required.


The teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in technical and professional writing, English composition, and digital rhetoric or New Media. Additional responsibilities will include mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, serving on master’s thesis and portfolio committees, participating in student recruitment and advisement, actively pursuing a substantive agenda for scholarly work, and serving on department, college, and university committees.

Physical Demands:

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.