The Technical Communication Department (TCO) announces an opening for a tenure-track position at the Associate or Assistant Professor level. Applicants’ areas of emphasis should include content strategy, digital/social media, instructional design, technical writing/editing, or usability, as well as expertise in current industry standard tools. Candidates are expected to excel in teaching and participate in a collegial, team-oriented environment.
Mercer University is one of only a few schools offering technical communication degrees embedded in a school of engineering. The department offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in technical communication and provides service courses for the School of Engineering. Mercer University enjoys an excellent reputation, being consistently recognized in national surveys. Technical Communication faculty are active in STC, IEEE PCS, and other professional organizations.
TCO faculty typically teach three courses each semester. These include courses in the BS in Technical Communication and the MS in Technical Communication Management, as well as a two-course sequence in technical communication required for all students in the School of Engineering. Graduate teaching is done entirely online using Canvas and Zoom.
The curricula are under constant review to keep up with current trends and research, and to improve the quality of learning. Laboratories—including usability and digital media labs—are well equipped with current technologies.
TCO faculty are expected to advise students and keep regular office hours. All faculty attend departmental meetings, participate in SACS and ABET assessment reviews, and serve on committees in the School of Engineering and the University.
Start Date: Spring or Fall Semester 2020