Job Postings

Job Postings 

Announcement of Position Vacancy 
Professional/Technical Communication and Emerging Media  

POSITION: Two(2) tenure track entry-level Assistant Professor of Professional/Technical Communication and Emerging Media positions in the Department of English and Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751.

DUTIES: 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 Master of Science in Technical and Professional Communication (MSTPC) program, offered exclusively online. Competitive candidates will have academic expertise and/or professional experience to teach in one or more of the following areas: usability, user experience and user-centered research, content management/SEO, emerging and/or social media, research in the digital humanities, convergent journalism, public relations, digital storytelling, project management.  In addition to teaching courses in the PCEM and MSTPC programs, candidates should be willing to teach first-year composition. Department/university service, student advising, research, and ability to work in teams are expected.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates will have a degree in any relevant field, including Technical Communication, Rhetoric, Composition, Communication Studies, English, Journalism, and Mass Communication. PhD is preferred, ABD considered; PhD and research are required for promotion and tenure. Willingness to pursue grants is a requirement. Willingness to use technology in the classroom is essential since we are a laptop campus. Expertise or interest in on-line delivery preferred.

SALARY: Minimum start mid $50s.

CONTRACT: Full-time tenure track, teaching 12 credits (four courses) per semester beginning August 2014. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

THE UNIVERSITY: UW-Stout, part of the University of Wisconsin System, enrolls about 9000 students in such professional programs as Professional Communication and Emerging Media with concentrations in Technical Communication, Applied Journalism, and Digital Humanities; Applied Math and Computer Science, Manufacturing Engineering, Graphics Communications Management, Industrial Technology, Psychology, Art, and Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. Menomonie is a city of approximately 16,000, located 60miles east of St. Paul, Minnesota.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of English and Philosophy has 25 full-time members. It offers an M.S. in Technical and Professional Communication; a B.S. in Professional Communication and Emerging Media with concentrations in Technical Communication, Applied Journalism, and Digital Humanities; and minors in english, philosophy, and journalism as well as general education coursework in composition, literature, philosophy, and logic. The department supports a reading series, a student creative arts journal, a student chapter of the Society for Technical Communication, and other activities.

DEADLINE: Application deadline October 1, 2013.

TO APPLY: Apply online via To be considered applications must include: cover letter, vita, copies of transcripts, evidence of teaching potential and contact information of three current references. For additional information, contact Dr. Jerry Kapus, Department Chair, at 715-232-1103,

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to diversity in its personnel, students, and programs.

Contact Information

Dr. Jerry Kapus - Department Chair
132 Harvey Hall
Phone: 715-232-1103
Fax: 715-232-2093

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