Job posting || Specialist in Professional/Technical Writing and Digital Rhetorics/Humanities, Department of English at the University of Prince Edward Island

Specialist in Professional/Technical Writing and Digital Rhetorics/Humanities

 From the job posting:

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.

Job posting || Assistant Professor, Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg

Assistant Professor, Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg

“Areas of specialization are open, but may include the following: digital media and new media studies, rhetoric and cultural/critical theory, and the 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.”


Dr. Jaqueline McLeod Rogers, Chair
Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications
University of Winnipeg

Email: j.mcleod-rogers at

Career opportunity | Manager, Writing Centre (One year contract) | University of Waterloo

Career opportunity  |  Manager, Writing Centre  (One year contract)

Date: February 2014

Reports to: Special Advisor to the Provost on English Language Competency

Jobs Reporting: Writing Centre Teaching Associates

Location: Main Campus

Grade: 10; 35 hours per week

Primary Purpose

The Manager, Writing Centre is accountable to the Special Advisor to the Provost for managing the staff, processes and activities involved in providing outstanding writing support for both undergraduate and graduate students.  A significant role of the Manager is working closely with the Special Advisor to the Provost, Writing Centre staff, Faculties, and key stakeholders on the strategic leadership and transition of the Writing Centre as it evolves to support a more integrated approach to English Language competency development on campus, including implementing recommendations of the 2012 report on Support for English Language Competency.