Colorado School of Mines: Multiple Teaching Faculty Positions in Social Science-Engineering Design Integration

The Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS) at Colorado School of Mines (CSM) invites applications for these positions at all ranks and is especially interested in applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Desirable candidates are those excited to share in our mission to address the challenges of creating a … [Read more...]

Request for Nominations: Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Society for Technical Communication (STC) is seeking nominees for the 2016 Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching. The Award recognizes educators who have made an outstanding contribution to teaching in technical communication.  To be eligible for the Award, nominees must Be a current member of the Society for Technical … [Read more...]

CFP: ProComm 2016, Communicating Entrepreneurship and Innovation, October 2-5 at the University of Texas, Austin

ProComm 2016, October 2-5 at the University of Texas, Austin, welcomes papers, panels, and workshops on the teaching, learning, and practice of communication in engineering and technical contexts. We also welcome papers that address this year’s conference theme, Communicating Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Entrepreneurs, as creators of … [Read more...]

Auburn University: Assistant Professor in Technical & Professional Communication

The Department of English at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in technical and professional communication to begin Fall 2016. The teaching load is 2-2, with primary assignments in upper-division and graduate technical and professional communication courses as well as assignments in core … [Read more...]

Call for Administrative Committee (AdCom) Nominations 2015

The IEEE Professional Communication Society is managed by an administrative committee (AdCom) comprising 12 volunteers who work to assure that our society serves its members and the field of technical and professional communication. If you are interested in a higher level of involvement in PCS and IEEE, we invite you to consider being a candidate … [Read more...]

Yvonne Cleary & Darina Slattery: Communication Strategies for Virtual Teams

More and more, engineers are working in virtual teams, spanning the globe. What communication strategies does working in a virtual team necessitate, or what problems does it create? Yvonne Cleary and Darina Slattery of the University of Limerick present the findings of their research into communication strategies in virtual teams, identifying … [Read more...]

Update on CPTSC 2015 Conference: Website Up/Online Registration Open

Hi all, I hope you all had a good summer and that everyone’s semester is off to a good start. A few quick updates on the 2015 Annual Meeting/Conference of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC): A reminder that this year’s conference will take place on 1-3 Oct. on the campus of Utah State University in … [Read more...]

Communication Practices in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Research for Food and Water Safety, Ed. David Wright

The latest Wiley-IEEE Professional Communication Society book is now out. Through the eyes and experiences of experts in the fields, Communication Practices in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Research for Food and Water Safety examines the ways in which communication has framed food and water safety issues in the recent past. As well, this … [Read more...]

Derek Ross: Land Ethics in Technical Communication (Lufkin Award Winner)

Derek Ross of Auburn University gives us an overview of his Lufkin Award (2015) winning paper, "Conversations about place: Dialogic ethics and land ethics in technical communication," co-authored with Russell Willerton, of Boise State University. Here, he defines land ethics, and discusses how they might apply to technical communication … [Read more...]

Brian Price: Peeling Back the Layers of the Information Onion in Technical and Engineering Communication

Brian Price, Lecturer at Aston University, UK, explores the metaphor of the "information onion" in technical and engineering communication, which helps reveal important strategies for effectively delivering and designing information for your readers. His talk on "Peeling Back the Layers of the … [Read more...]