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The faculty of mathematics at the University of Waterloo is hiring a Proposal Development Officer among PhD graduates in the arieas of Rhetoric, Media, and Professional Communication. 

Here is the link to the job posting: https://careers-uwaterloo.icims.com/jobs/7965/proposal-development-officer/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=565&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240&iis=Job+Board&iisn=LinkedIn

Please contact Kumudinie kumudinie.kariyapperuma@uwaterloo.ca for any questions regarding this position.


The Program for Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach lower- and upper-division undergraduate courses for PWR with opportunities to contribute to an Interdisciplinary Writing Certificate, a minor in Writing and Public Engagement, and PWR initiatives related to diversity, sustainability, service-learning, creative nonfiction, and digital composition. We seek a colleague committed to developing inclusive writing pedagogies that foreground diverse cultural-rhetorical practices and engage directly with race, place, bodies, and power. In order to support our diverse programming, we invite candidates with teaching and professional interests in one or more of the following areas: critical theories of race and (de)coloniality; service learning and community writing; public rhetorics of advocacy and activism; professional and technical communication; visual, media, and/or critical data studies; environmental or science writing; and linguistics and multiliteracies. We also desire candidates who engage in innovative digital pedagogy and strive to enhance students’ digital and information literacies. A secondary interest in dual enrollment and high school pipeline programs is welcome.

For more information and to apply, visit the CU Boulder Job website. 


Bishop's University  - The Department of English at Bishop’s University is seeking applications for two 10-month sessional appointments. (September 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023). The first is in Canadian Literature. The second is in Romantic Literature.

Please direct inquiries and applications to Shawn Malley, Chair, Department of English (smalley@ubishops.ca).

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 18, 2022 at 4 pm. If necessary, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.


Assistant Professor in Digital Media and Rhetoric, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario. Deadline: Feb. 22.


Assistant/Associate Professor, Communication, Technology, and Design, Department of Communication Arts, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario. Deadline: Feb. 22.


Assistant Professor, Digital Media Arts & Production, Department of Communication Arts, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario. Deadline: Feb. 22.


Assistant Professor, Communication Across the Curriculum, Department of Communication Arts, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario. Deadline: Feb. 22.


Assistant Professor, Theatre and Performance, Department of Communication Arts, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario. Deadline: Feb. 22.


Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Literature, Stevens Institute of Technology - The College of Arts and Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Literature. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Literature or related field with an active interdisciplinary research agenda and university-level teaching experience.

The successful candidate will be dedicated to interdisciplinary approaches to literature at the intersection of other humanistic disciplines and/or Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics fields. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate a commitment to the study of transnational or minoritarian literatures. Possible areas of research interest include but are not limited to the following: Science Fiction (with an emphasis on African or Hispanic Diasporas, the Global South, Queer Theory, or Borderlands), Techno-cultural Studies, Afrofuturism, Environmental Humanities / Anthropocene Fictions, Film / Media Theory, Health Humanities, Evocriticism, or Literature in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

Candidates interested in applying should prepare an application that includes a letter of intent, current curriculum vitae statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, and the names and contact information for three references. Please combine all materials into a single document (Microsoft Word or PDF) for submission.

Review of applications will begin on January 3rd, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.


Assistant Professor - University of North Texas - The Department of English at the University of North Texas, a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), invites applications to join a thriving Ph.D./M.A. program with a strong scholarly emphasis.

The successful candidate will teach a 2/2 load, including undergraduate and graduate workshops, as well as Form and Theory of Prose at the graduate level. Other responsibilities will include advising and mentoring students, serving on thesis and dissertation committees, and providing service to the department and the university.

Minimum Qualifications M.F.A. or Ph.D. required in Creative Writing or English, by August 2022.

Application review begins November 17th, 2021.


York University - Assistant/Associate Professor position in Technical Communication - The Writing Department, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Technical Communication at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD (by the start of the appointment) in Technical Communication, Professional Writing, Rhetoric, or a related field is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence (or promise of excellence for junior appointment) in research and in teaching.

Application, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, a diversity statement, a writing sample, teaching evaluations and three confidential letters of reference, may be uploaded to https://apply.laps.yorku.ca/ beginning on October 19, 2021.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is December 7, 2021.


Assistant Professor, Digital Futures in Education York University - The Faculty of Education, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Digital Futures in Education at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2022.

Applicants should submit a letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, teaching evaluations, and the names and contact information of three professional references: Dr. Robert Savage, Dean, by e-mail to facultyrecruitment@edu.yorku.ca with the subject line “Assistant Professor Digital Futures”. Applications should contain all materials in one message in PDF format.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 23, 2021.


Sessional instructor for Digital Arts Communication - The Department of Communication Arts in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo invites expressions of interest for sessional course instructors in the areas of digital media design and multimedia storytelling to teach classes in our Digital Arts Communication program.

Students must confirm their eligibility with their graduate coordinator before applying for the position.

To be considered for these positions when and if they become available, please submit an application to Rina Salazar at admin.cxarts@uwaterloo.ca 


Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) - Internship Program - The CCA is now accepting applications for its 2022 Internship Program.

The program provides interns with an opportunity to gain experience working at the interface of science and public policy. Interns will participate in the development of assessments by conducting research in support of CCA’s expert panel process. Applicants must be recent graduates with a graduate or professional degree, or post-doctoral fellows, with a strong interest in the use of evidence for policy. 

The application deadline is October 18, 2021. The start date is January 10, 2022. Applications and letters of reference should be addressed to Anita Melnyk at internship@cca-reports.ca.