TCR Grad Blog

Graduate director's blog for the Technical Communication and Rhetoric Program at Texas Tech University

Faculty Position in Technical Communication and Rhetoric

Posted by Joyce on November 11, 2011

Texas Tech University seeks a specialist in Technical Communication and Rhetoric. Open rank. Tenure-line. Graduate and undergraduate courses in the specialization; service on thesis and dissertation committees. We invite applications from all areas of technical communication and rhetoric. Ph.D. and publications or strong research potential required. It is expected that new faculty will be engaged in scholarship or creative activity that attracts outside funding in the form of fellowships, grants, exhibits, and similar kinds of support.

The Department of English is large (52 faculty, 400 undergraduate majors, 200 graduate students), dynamic, and diverse, with B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in English and B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Technical Communication. We lead the university in online education. The department cooperates in interdepartmental programs in linguistics and comparative literature at both graduate and undergraduate levels. The department supports. three scholarly journals (including Technical Communication Quarterly) and three literary journals as well as the Digital Humanities Lab, LetterPress Lab, Multiple Literacies Lab, and Usability Research Lab.

For more information, please visit

Texas Tech University is a growing state-supported institution, with a law school and medical school and colleges of Arts and Sciences, Agriculture, Architecture, Business Administration, Engineering, Human Sciences, Mass Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts. The College of Arts and Sciences represents 35% of the total enrollment of 32,000.

Candidates must apply online at with letter of application and vita. Letters of recommendation will be solicited later from exceptionally qualified candidates. Applications accepted till the position is filled. Screening starts December 15. Direct inquiries to Miles Kimball (

TTU is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, and it encourages applications from minorities and women.


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