Dr. Vershawn Young elected Assistant Chair for the Conference on College Composition and Communication

Monday, November 6, 2017

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Dr. Vershawn Young has just been elected to the position of Assistant Chair for the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

CCCC’s was established in 1949 and, with roughly 7000 members worldwide, is the largest organization dedicated to research in the fields of writing studies and communication pedagogy in the world.  As the new Assistant Chair, Vay will be the Program Chair for the 2019 Conference and then move on to Chair the conference as a whole.

This is a significant, highly visible, and important service role in the fields of rhetoric and composition.  Vay’s election to this post signals both the respect his scholarship has garnered in the field and the confidence of the membership in his leadership.

While the organization is based in the United States, its membership is international and I believe that Vay will be its first leader serving from a Canadian University.

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Employment Opportunity for Sessional Instructors

The Speech Communication program at the University of Waterloo is searching for several new sessional instructors to teach core communication courses.  Based in a liberal arts faculty with high national and international standards, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 150 majors, 50 minors, and delivers many sections of communication courses to four Faculties from across the University.

Sessional instructors could teach up to three sections per academic term of the following courses: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Science Communication, or Communication in the Engineering Professions. Each of these courses include emphases on foundational communication competencies and are designed to align with the Speech Communication program objectives. More information on the Speech Communication program can be found here:


Interested instructors should have a PhD or be working toward completing a PhD, and should send a CV and a brief letter of interest that addresses qualifications and teaching philosophy to:

Dr. Robert Danisch

Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1