Dept. Head Search

Subject: Dept. Head Search
From: Kenneth Rainey <ktrainey -at- MINDSPRING -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 22:34:51 -0400

Please post/distribute the following announcement:

Department Head
Humanities and Technical Communication

Southern Polytechnic State University

Department faculty teach a range of courses in composition, literature,
business and technical communication, speech, and art, drama and music
appreciation. The department offers three degree programs: MS and BS
degrees in technical and professional communication and a BA with an
international concentration.

Southern Polytechnic's mission is to serve the technological needs of
Georgia and to provide a balanced education in humanities, social sciences,
natural sciences, mathematics, and communications. The university is
located in the north metro area of Atlanta. The Humanities and Technical
Communication Department has 15 full-time faculty and a limited number of
part-time instructors. The department participates in a student and
faculty exchange program with German polytechnic universities.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in one of the disciplines taught
in the department and must be an active scholar and effective teacher, with
demonstrated administrative and leadership abilities and a commitment to
democratic governance.

Preference will be given to those candidates who possess an understanding
of current composition theory and practice, an understanding of current
issues in professional/technical communication, an awareness of technology
as used in instruction (e.g., classroom presentation technologies, distance
learning, and internet courses), and an awareness of management issues in a
multidisciplinary department. Current membership in appropriate
professional organizations with active participation is a plus.

Send letter of application describing qualifications and reasons for
seeking the position, vita, and three current letters of recommendation to
Dr. Carol Barnum, Chair, Dept. Head Search Committee, Humanities and
Technical Communication Dept., 1100 S. Marietta Pkwy, Marietta, GA 30060.
Additional supporting documents may be requested of leading candidates.
Preference will be given to completed applications received by December 15.

Southern Polytechnic State University is an equal opportunity employer and
encourages women and minorities to apply.

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