Job Posting || One-Year, Assistant Professor, Winnipeg

The Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg invites applications for a one-year term position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will have an innovative research portfolio and be expected to teach a 3.5 FCE undergraduate course load, including first-year writing courses, and contribute to department governance through committee membership. Subject to budgetary approval, this appointment will be effective August 1, 2016.

Areas of specialization are open, but may include the following expertise: rhetoric and composition, technical and professional writing, and teaching English as an additional language. Candidates should have a PhD in rhetoric, composition, communication, or any combination of these areas. Priority will be given to candidates with an established record of research and publication, and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. We are especially interested in candidates with non-academic work experience in professional writing and editing.

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 June 10, 2016.

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 racialized communities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, first preference must be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Additional information on the University of Winnipeg is available at

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