The Technical Communication Department (TCO) announces openings for two tenure-track positions for Fall 2015 at the Associate or Assistant Professor level. Applicant’s areas of emphasis should include (1) either digital/social media and expertise in current industry standard tools or (2) technical writing/ editing and usability. Candidates are expected to excel in teaching and contribute to outstanding degree programs. Mercer University is one of only a few schools offering technical communication degrees from 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.
All faculty are expected to maintain currency in the field and conduct scholarly activity. Because the primary mission of Mercer is teaching, scholarship is broadly defined.
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 WebEx and Blackboard.
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: Fall Semester 2015, Macon Campus; faculty report for duty mid-August.
A doctoral degree in technical communication or a closely allied field from an accredited college/university is required. In addition, candidates must have industry experience as a technical communicator, demonstrate competence to teach undergraduates, demonstrate experience or capability of teaching graduate students via distance learning, and demonstrate ability to work in a team environment.
For more information about Mercer University, the School of Engineering, the TCO Department, or the degree programs, please visit:
Applicants should apply at https://www.mercerjobs.com and attach the following materials: cover letter, complete resume, and list of references with current phone numbers. Those invited to interview will submit official copies of all transcripts and samples of work. Review begins as soon as applications are received and continues until the positions are filled.
Direct inquiries to the search chair:
Dr. Helen M. Grady
Mercer University School of Engineering
1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon, GA 31207