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JOB TITLE:  Assistant Professor of Professional Communication, Digital Journalism/Humanities/ Rhetorics
DEPARTMENT:  English & Philosophy

The department of English and Philosophy, part of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, seeks candidates for a full-time tenure track assistant professor who will teach courses in Digital Journalism, Digital Humanities, and Digital Rhetorics. For a more detailed description of the position, please see our website:


  • PhD or ABD, to be completed before August 2015 in English, Rhetoric/Composition, Professional Communication, Digital Humanities, or related discipline
  • Pragmatic, career focused approach to instruction


  • Familiarity with data visualization, big data analytics, geospatial mapping, coding, digital storytelling techniques, and/or a range of emerging technologies to produce creative or critical projects is highly desirable
  • Professional experience as a practitioner and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively valued

Consistent with our mission as a teaching institution, the standard teaching load is 4/4. In addition to teaching courses in the B.S. in Professional Communication and Emerging Media and the M.S. in Technical and Professional Communication programs, candidates should be willing to teach first-year composition. Course assignments will vary depending on curricular and student needs.
Though excellence in teaching is primary, department/university service, student advising, and a research agenda (including interest in seeking outside funding) are expected.As a laptop campus, Stout provides all undergraduates with the technological tools to pursue complex research projects in and out of the classroom, and the successful candidate will demonstrate a pedagogical approach that exploits this environment fully.

We seek candidates who can contribute to our Bachelor of Science in Professional Communication and Emerging Media (PCEM) program (with concentrations in Technical Communication, Applied Journalism, and Digital Humanities as well as a fully online concentration in Applied Communication) and a Master of Science in Technical and Professional Communication (MSTPC) program, offered exclusively online.

The department offers courses in support of three programs. Faculty teach undergraduate courses in subjects ranging from Digital Storytelling, Convergent Communication, and Usability Design to senior level Seminars in Applied Journalism and Digital Humanities for a growing BS program in Professional Communication and Emerging Media with concentrations in Applied Journalism, Digital Humanities, and Technical Communication, as well as a fully online concentration in Applied Communication. The department also offers graduate courses in areas such as Communication Strategies for Emerging Media, Visual Rhetoric, and User Centered Research for an online MS program in Technical and Professional Communication. General education courses, including freshman composition, and intermediate/advanced writing or literature, are also offered.

A member of the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Stout serves approximately 9,300 students in 25 graduate and 45 undergraduate programs and one doctoral program. UW-Stout is a 2001 Baldrige Award Recipient, supporting a progressive, learning-centered, quality-based educational environment that is focused on continuous improvement. A leader in adopting new technology, UW-Stout is a digital campus and all faculty and staff are required to use available technology in their positions including course delivery. Increasingly, courses are offered via alternative delivery methods and time frames. Faculty members are responsible for teaching, advising, research and scholarly activity, and service.

The university is located in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94; located in the scenic Chippewa Valley Region with a population base of more than 200,000. Menomonie is a city of 16,000 surrounded by lakes, streams and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from dierse groups. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check.

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

Unless confidentiality is requested, names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

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Completed applications must be submitted by November 16, 2014.

Your online application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Please be sure you have included the following documents:
- Cover letter addressing how you meet the qualifications of this position
- Vita
- Evidence of teaching potential
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three current references
- Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts required at time of hire)

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

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If you have application questions contact:
Dr. Julie Watts, Chair, Search and Screen Committee

Contact Information

Dr. Michael Levy - Interim Department Chair
115 Callahan Hall
Phone: 715-232-1476
Fax: 715-232-2093

Gail Stark - Department Office Associate
134 Harvey Hall
Phone: 715-232-1629