Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position, University of Winnipeg

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 teach upper-level rhetoric, writing, and/or communications courses as well as first-year Academic Writing courses; will contribute to curriculum and program development; and will be expected to carry out a research program. Subject to budgetary approval, this appointment will be effective July 1, 2013.

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). It has 13 full-time faculty members, an up-to-date Computer Writing Lab and a Writing Centre staffed by peer tutors.

Applicants should have or be close to completing a PhD in rhetoric, composition, or communications, or any combination of these areas. We will also consider candidates with a PhD (or one close to completion) in English or Education with a concentration in rhetoric or composition. Expertise in one or more of the following areas would be a distinct asset: composition/rhetoric, public discourse, history and theory of rhetoric, new media studies, and genre studies. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, including the teaching of writing, and a potential for strong research and publication in relevant fields.

Qualified individuals should apply by April 30, 2013, and include a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and other relevant documentation. Evidence of teaching proficiency should be included, if possible. Applications should be addressed to the following:

Dr. Judith Kearns, Chair
Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications
The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3B 2E9

PHONE: 204-786-9848
Email: j.kearns@uwinnipeg.ca

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.