Limited term position in Professional/Technical Writing and Digital Rhetorics/Humanities

Specialist in Professional/Technical Writing and Digital Rhetorics/Humanities

The Department of English at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada, invites applications for a 10-month term position in professional/technical communication, digital rhetorics/humanities, and writing in the disciplines. The position is subject to budgetary approval.
Studies in writing, communication, and rhetoric is a growing area at UPEI, providing intellectual, pedagogical, and administrative leadership in writing and rhetoric in/across the curriculum (WID/WAC). This position requires teaching and leadership in professional/technical writing and digital rhetoric/new media. Writing faculty also contribute to teaching courses in first-year writing, with opportunities to teach literature and contribute to an emergent digital humanities area. We value liberal arts outcomes and student-centred, active, and experiential teaching and learning styles.

Minimum qualifications:
The successful candidate must have the Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a closely related field. The candidate also must demonstrate (1) clear and relevant evidence of teaching experience and a commitment to teaching excellence; (ii) evidence of active scholarship, with a well-defined research agenda; (iii) the ability to work effectively with increasingly diverse students, culturally and linguistically; and (iv) an interest in contributing to a vibrant and intellectually engaged department.

Start Date:
August 15, 2015

Application Instructions:
Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and a list of three references. Applications should be emailed, as PDF documents, directly to the Chair of English: Dr. Greg Doran at
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.
Closing date for applications is July 17, 2015.

Tenure-Track position at the University of Winnipeg

(Post on behalf of Dr. Jaqueline McLeod Rogers)

The Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out an innovative research program, teach undergraduate courses (including first-year writing courses), and contribute to curriculum and program development. Subject to budgetary approval, this appointment will be effective January 1, 2016.

Areas of specialization are open, but may include the following: digital media and new media studies, rhetoric and cultural/critical theory, history and theory of rhetoric. Candidates should have, or be close to completing, a PhD in rhetoric, composition, communication, or any combination of these areas. Priority will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a strong record of research and publication and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference to:

Dr. Jaqueline McLeod Rogers, Chair

Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications

University of Winnipeg

515 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

R3B 2E9

Phone: 204-786-9848.


For full consideration, applications should be received no later than July 15, 2015.

The Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications is unique in Canada, offering 3- and 4-year B.A.s in Rhetoric and Communications, as well as a Joint Program in Communications with Red River College.

The University of Winnipeg is an urban, primarily undergraduate university that appreciates, fosters, and promotes the values of human dignity, equality, non-discrimination, and diversity. The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is initially directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Additional Information:
The University of Winnipeg is situated in downtown Winnipeg, which is located on Treaty One land, in the heart of the Métis Nation. Find out more about Indigenous-focused programs, services and supports at The University of Winnipeg at