Assistant/Associate Professor, English - Technical or Professional Communication
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Starting Date
August, 2023 
Closing Date
Open Until Filled 

The Department of English, Humanities, and Philosophy at Midwestern State University seeks applicants for an Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of technical and professional communications. The ideal candidate will have teaching experience and a research emphasis in workplace communication practices, technologies, and pedagogy, which includes writing for culturally and geographically diverse audiences and teams. 

We are looking for candidates who will teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in workplace writing (e.g., technical, professional, business, and healthcare communication). In addition to a B.A. in English, our program offers an online M.A./M.S. in English and two graduate certificates, one of which is in English professional studies. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position with a standard load of 4/4 with optional summer teaching. Both onsite and online teaching are expected. In addition to teaching duties, the successful candidate will engage in scholarly activities and service to the department, college, and university.

A Ph.D. in Technical or Professional Communication or related field in writing studies, experience teaching technical, professional, and/or business communication, and a research emphasis in workplace communications. We desire candidates who have demonstrated success in the writing classroom and are able to teach writing-intensive courses that complement or strengthen our undergraduate and online graduate programs. ABD candidates will be considered if the degree will be conferred by August 2023. 

This position is designated as security sensitive and requires the finalist to complete a criminal background check.

To Apply:

Submit application materials in a single PDF and include the following:

  • Letter of interest that addresses qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae with contact information for at least three references
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts

Finalists will be asked for sample syllabi, teaching evaluations if available, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.

Submit the application to (or for additional information contact) Dr. Sally Henschel, chair of the search committee: sally.henschel@msutexas.edu

Review of applications will begin Feb. 20, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Please send information to the contact listed below.

Contact Information
Mailing Address
Dr. Sally Henschel, Associate Professor, English Graduate Coordinator
MSU Texas
3410 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099
For More Information
Dr. Sally Henschel
(940) 397-4731

University Information
University Information
MSU Texas
3410 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099
About MSU

Midwestern State University, a Texas public university with nearly 5,900 students, is a proud member of the Texas Tech University System. MSU Texas is centrally located between Dallas and Oklahoma City in Wichita Falls (population 103,000). MSU is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) and is committed to excellence in teaching.

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