A few months ago I posted an announcment re our postdoctoral program here
at Purdue. We have managed to enroll one stellar Canadian recruit, Teena
Carnegie from Waterloo, and we're excited about the prospect of having her
here. However, we still have one, and possibly two, positions open, and
would welcome further applications. I've attached the information below.
My apologies to people who will also have this message show up in their
Postdoctoral Positions in Professional Writing at Purdue University
The department of English at Purdue is continuing to review
applications for postdoctoral positions in the area of Professional
Writing (i.e., business writing, technical writing, and/or
computer-based publishing). Ph.D. is required, but area of emphasis is
open. Appointments are to begin August 1998.
Postdoctoral study in Professional Writing provides an opportunity
for recent Ph.D.s to develop qualifications in technical and
professional writing. With a rhetorical and critical approach to
teaching, the program emphasizes designing networked-based projects
and curricula and online writing instruction. Postdocs enroll in
professional writing teaching practica as well as graduate courses in
professional writing theory, computers and professional writing, and
methodology; work with professional writing faculty and graduate
students on research and teaching projects; and earn a doctoral-level
secondary concentration in technical and professional writing.
Postdocs contribute to a new distance education initiative in the
Professional Writing Usability Lab designed to address the question of
how to teach distance education professional writing courses. This
initiative, which includes the development of online short courses in
professional writing, is directed toward traditional students as well
as alumni and corporate sponsors. Postdocs are also encouraged to do
guided research in their own area of interest.
Postdocs teach five sections per year of business writing in networked
computer classrooms (class enrolls a maximum of 20 students) and
receive a stipend of $22,000 per year for their teaching appointments,
as well as tuition remission for coursework. Typically, postdoctoral
appointments are for two years.
For further information about postdoctoral study in Professional
Writing at Purdue University, see our web page at
If you have questions about the postdoctoral position, contact the
Director of Professional Writing at (765) 494-3730, or
via e-mail at <[log in to unmask]>.
If you wish to apply, send
o application letter,
o dossier, and
o evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluation
data, sample syllabi and handouts, mentor/colleagu evaluation)
to the Director of Professional Writing
Department of English, Heavilon Hall
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907.
Applications will continue to be reviewed until positions are filled.
Purdue is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.