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Tenure-Track Position, Writing Studies (U of Waterloo; Deadline 14 Nov. 2014)

Assistant Professor of Writing Studies

The Department of English Language and Literature, in the Faculty of Arts, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Writing Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are looking for a colleague in the field of composition theory and pedagogy with specific expertise in technical and professional communication. Additional expertise in world Englishes, intercultural communication, scientific writing, or multimodal rhetoric would be an asset. Applicants for this position should have a record of strong research achievement commensurate with their experience and a strong teaching record; a proven history of securing external research funding will be considered an asset. Our multi-disciplinary department offers undergraduate programs in Literature, Literature and Rhetoric, and Rhetoric and Professional Writing, and undergraduate specializations in Global Literatures and in Digital Media Studies. We offer MA programs in Literary Studies, Rhetoric and Communication Design, and Experimental Digital Media, and a unique PhD program which integrates literary studies with fields of media theory and design, composition, rhetoric, and discourse and text analysis. Since the Department enjoys an integrated research culture, competence in an additional research and teaching area, such as critical theory, semiotics, linguistics, digital humanities, or a field of literary study, is also welcome. The successful candidate will be offered a wide range of teaching, from first-year undergraduate courses through graduate teaching and the supervision of doctoral students. The current teaching load is 2 + 2, which normally includes one graduate course.

An appointment date of 1 July 2015 is preferred. Consideration of applications will begin on 14 November 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The salary range for this position at the Assistant Professor rank is $75,000 to $100,000.  Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at Please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample and/or link to an e-portfolio, and arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded (addressed to Dr. Fraser Easton, Chair, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo). More information about the Department is available at Further enquiries can be directed to the Department Chair, Fraser Easton, at 519-888-4567, ext. 33359 ( The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Three reasons to apply:

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