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Visiting Research Scholars
in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
The Department of Humanities, Michigan Technological University,
invites applications for Visiting Research Scholars in Rhetoric and
Technical Communication for the 1996-1997 academic year. The
Department is nationally-recognized for programs in rhetoric and
technical communication, composition studies, computers and
composition studies, writing across the curriculum, writing center
studies, and international and intercultural communication, among
others. The Department of Humanities offers both the M.S. and
Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Technical Communication, the B.S. and B.A. in
Scientific and Technical Communication, and B.A. degrees in
English and Liberal Arts.
Scholars with interests in interdisciplinary humanities studies or
research projects in one or more of the following areas are
encouraged to apply:
* any aspect of technical communication research or pedagogy;
* discursive or rhetorical dimensions of science or technology--
from the perspectives of feminist studies, cultural studies,
composition theory, theories of visual representation,
communication theory, computer studies, policy
development, foreign languages, literary studies, philosophy,
psychology, or linguistics.
The Scholars' positions will appeal to faculty on sabbatical leave and
to holders of research grants. Applicants must have an earned
doctorate or the equivalent in experience, research, and publications.
The Scholars' positions are available for a period of three months to
one year. No stipend is attached; however, limited teaching may be
available, depending on expertise and departmental need. The
Department of Humanities will provide office space, university
affiliation, library privileges, access to e-mail and a fully-equipped
computer classroom, and the opportunity to participate in a rich,
interdisciplinary environment conducive to research and
collaboration with faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate
Application packets should include a curriculum vitae, letter of
introduction, detailed description of the research project to be
undertaken while in residence, and the names of three references.
Send applications to:
Dr. Cynthia L. Selfe, Head
Department of Humanities
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational
institution/equal opportunity employer.
Karla Saari Kitalong kitalong -at- mtu -dot- edu
Department of Humanities http://www.hu.mtu.edu/~kitalong/
Michigan Technological U.
1400 Townsend Drive voice: 906-487-3262
Houghton, MI 49931 fax: 906-487-3559