Utah State University

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Technical Communication and Rhetoric—Logan Campus

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/29/2023 6:16 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Category (Portal Searching)
Teaching (non-Faculty)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
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College of Humanities & Social Sci
Advertised Salary
$42,500 per year, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The English Department at Utah State University invites applicants to apply for a full-time 9-month, postdoctoral teaching fellowship in Technical Communication and Rhetoric located at the Logan Campus. The start date for this position is August 2023.  This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal.


The successful candidate will join a vibrant department committed to equity, diversity, and inclusivity in teaching and research.  Postdocs are fully integrated in departmental culture and participate in monthly professional development sessions grounded in critical pedagogies. Our land-grant university receives national recognition for its support of undergraduate research, and postdocs play a key role in mentoring students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Postdocs will receive mentoring from department faculty that can help them prepare for future professional development.


Review of applications will begin on May 1st and continue until the position is filled.


The successful applicant will contribute to our PhD program and brand new undergraduate major and minor in Technical Communication and Rhetoric (TCR), as well as our online Master of Technical Communication program. Ideal candidates will contribute expertise relevant to the TCR program’s emphasis on social justice. The teaching load is 3-3. 


This one-year fellowship (2023-2024 academic year, with the possibility of renewal) will foster the career of a scholar who has earned a PhD in a relevant field (e.g., technical communication, rhetoric, or similar) by August 1, 2023.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • A record of effective and innovative teaching at the post-secondary level
  • Commitments to diversity, inclusivity and social justice in teaching

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Curriculum Vita to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover letter describing your pedagogical commitments and innovations; a brief discussion of how student feedback shapes your teaching (including context and reflection on student evaluations from at least 1 semester of your most recent 2 years of teaching); and your commitments to diversity, inclusivity, and social justice in teaching technical communication to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  3. Names and contact information for 3 academic references

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$42,500 per year, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

For further information about the Department of English, see english.usu.edu

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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