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Assistant Professor in Science, Culture, and Writing, Assistant Professor February 28 2018 Please login to submit your application

The Department of English Language and Literature in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a probationary position in Science, Culture, and Writing at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a preferred start date of July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will have an established program of research in one of the following areas: ecocriticism; literature and the environment; science fiction studies; disability studies; literature of science; history of science; medical humanities; history of health and medicine; or an area of literary study relevant to the communication of science. A secondary area of research in writing, systems of knowledge production, new modes of publication, or other literary or rhetorical subfield, will be considered an asset. The Department promotes an integrated research culture, combining expertise in the fields of literary study, rhetorical study, and digital media.

 Applicants for this position must have a completed PhD and should provide evidence of research potential and achievement commensurate with their experience and a strong teaching record in relevant areas. The successful candidate will teach writing- and speaking-intensive communication courses for science and/or engineering students; thus, experience teaching science and/or technical communication courses or courses in allied areas such as science and literature, history of science, or in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) studies, at the post-secondary level will be considered an important asset.

 The successful candidate will be offered a range of teaching, from first-year undergraduate courses through to graduate teaching and the 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 $78,000 to $100,000.  Negotiations beyond this salary range may be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

 The successful candidate will be involved in supporting our unique PhD degree, which integrates literary studies with the fields of rhetoric, media theory and design, communication, and discourse and text analysis. In addition, the successful candidate will teach courses related to our three MA degrees (Rhetoric and Communication Design; Experimental Digital Media; and Literary Studies), and our undergraduate degrees, including the BA Honours in Literature and the BA Honours in Rhetoric, Media and Professional Communication.

 Applications are due by 15 January 2018. Please address applications to Professor Kate Lawson, Chair, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo. Application materials must be submitted online as PDF files through https://arts-ofas.uwaterloo.ca/english/. 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.

 More information about the Department is available at https://uwaterloo.ca/english/. Further enquiries may be directed to Professor Lawson at englishchair@uwaterloo.ca or at 519-888-4567, ext. 33965.

 The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. 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 in the recruitment process.

 “Three reasons to apply: http://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why”.

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Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Digital Media, Assistant Professor February 28 2018 Please login to submit your application

The Department of English Language and Literature in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a probationary position in Rhetoric and Digital Media at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a preferred start date of July 1, 2018. We are looking for a colleague with expertise in rhetoric and in digital media theory and practice who will contribute to our research and teaching in this area, as well as to the Department more broadly.  Expertise in critical making, critical data studies, or digital design is particularly 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 $78,000 to $100,000.  Negotiations beyond this salary range may be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

 The successful candidate will be involved in supporting our unique PhD degree, which integrates literary studies with the fields of rhetoric, media theory and design, communication, and discourse and text analysis. 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 a field of literary study is especially welcome.

 Research opportunities include those available at the department’s Critical Media Lab, where the successful candidate will have access to extensive resources for digital design (please visit http://criticalmedia.uwaterloo.ca for more information) and at the university-wide Games Institute. 

 Applications are due by 15 January 2018. Please address applications to Professor Kate Lawson, Chair, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo. Application materials must be submitted online as PDF files through https://arts-ofas.uwaterloo.ca/english/. 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.

 More information about the Department is available at https://uwaterloo.ca/english/. Further enquiries may be directed to Professor Lawson at englishchair@uwaterloo.ca or at 519-888-4567, ext. 33965.

 The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. 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 in the recruitment process.

 “Three reasons to apply: http://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why”.

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Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Communication, Associate Professor February 28 2018 Please login to submit your application

The Department of English Language and Literature in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a tenured position in Rhetoric and Communication at the rank of Associate Professor, with specific expertise in technical and/or science communication. Additional expertise in the rhetoric of science and technology, intercultural communication, or assessment would be an asset.  An appointment date of July 1st, 2018 is preferred.

 Applicants for this position must have a completed PhD and should provide evidence of significant research achievement and a strong teaching record in relevant areas. The successful candidate will teach writing- and speaking-intensive communication courses for engineering and/or science students; thus, experience teaching technical and/or science communication courses at the post-secondary level will be considered an important asset. A record of research funding will be a desirable asset.

 The successful candidate will be offered a range of teaching, from first-year undergraduate courses through to graduate teaching and the 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 Associate Professor is $100,000 to $180,000.  Negotiations beyond this salary range may be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

 The successful candidate will be involved in supporting our unique PhD degree, which integrates literary studies with the fields of rhetoric, media theory and design, communication, and discourse and text analysis. In addition, the successful candidate will teach courses related to our three MA degrees (Rhetoric and Communication Design; Experimental Digital Media; and Literary Studies), and our undergraduate degrees, including the BA Honours in Rhetoric, Media and Professional Communication. Since the Department promotes an integrated research culture, secondary expertise in a field of literary study is especially welcome.

 Applications are due by 15 January 2018. Please address applications to Professor Kate Lawson, Chair, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo. Application materials must be submitted online as PDF files through https://arts-ofas.uwaterloo.ca/english/. 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 (addressed to Professor Kate Lawson, Chair, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo).

 More information about the Department is available at https://uwaterloo.ca/english/. Further enquiries may be directed to Professor Lawson at englishchair@uwaterloo.ca or at 519-888-4567, ext. 33965.

 The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. 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 in the recruitment process.

 “Three reasons to apply: http://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why”.

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Two Lecturers in Rhetoric and Technical or Science Communication, Limited Term April 15 2018 Please login to submit your application

The Department of English Language and Literature in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo invites applications for two Lecturer positions in Rhetoric and Technical or Science Communication. These are three-year definite-term appointments. Re-appointment and subsequent conversion to Continuing Lecturer is a possibility for both positions.

 Applicants must have a completed PhD and a substantial record of teaching by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will primarily teach writing- and speaking-intensive communication courses for engineering and science students; thus, evidence of experience teaching technical and/or science communications courses at the post-secondary level will be considered an important asset. The successful candidate will also contribute to other areas of undergraduate teaching in communication, rhetoric, and/or literature.

 The normal teaching load for this position is 7 term courses spread over three 12-week terms each year. The salary range for the rank of Lecturer is $65,000 to $95,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

 Applications are due by 16 March 2018. Please address applications to Professor Kate Lawson, Chair, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo. Application materials must be submitted online as PDF files through https://arts-ofas.uwaterloo.ca/english/. 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 (addressed to Professor Kate Lawson, Chair, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo).

 More information about the Department is available at https://uwaterloo.ca/english/. Further enquiries may be directed to Professor Lawson at 519-888-4567, ext. 33965 or by e-mail to englishchair@uwaterloo.ca.

 The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. 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 in the recruitment process.

 “Three reasons to apply: http://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why”.

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