Job Postings

Job: Digital Media and Rhetoric – Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, University of Waterloo (Deadline: 22 February 2022)

The Department of English Language and Literature in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a probationary position in Digital Media and Rhetoric at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a preferred start date of July 1, 2022. We are looking for a colleague with expertise in digital media and rhetoric who will contribute to our research and teaching in this area, as well as to the Department more broadly. Expertise in digital design, critical data studies (e.g., race, gender, sexuality, or disability and digital media), or game studies is especially welcome. Applicants for this position must have a completed PhD by time of appointment and provide evidence of research potential and achievement commensurate with their experience and a strong teaching record in relevant areas.

The successful candidate will be offered a wide range of teaching experiences, from first-year undergraduate courses through to graduate teaching and supervision of doctoral students. The current teaching load is 2 + 2, which normally includes one graduate course. The salary range for this position at the rank of Assistant Professor is $90,000 to $120,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range may be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

The successful candidate will provide supervision and mentorship in our unique PhD degree, which integrates literary studies, rhetoric, media theory and design, and writing studies. In addition, the successful candidate will teach courses related to our MA degrees, particularly the MA in Experimental Digital Media and the MA in Rhetoric and Communication Design; and courses related to our undergraduate degrees, particularly the Honours BA in Rhetoric, Media and Professional Communication. Since the Department promotes an integrated research culture, secondary expertise in literary or writing studies is welcome.

Research opportunities include those available at the Critical Media Lab, where the successful candidate will have access to extensive resources for digital design ( and at the university-wide Games Institute (

Applications are due by 22 February 2022. Please address applications to Professor Shelley Hulan, Chair, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo. Application materials must be submitted online as PDF files through Please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier and/or link to an e-portfolio and arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations (

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Professor Hulan at

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Professor Hulan,

More information about the Department is available at

Three reasons to apply:

Categories: Job Postings

Leave a Reply