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Department of Humanities at the New York Institute of Technology, Long Island Campus - Assistant Professor

The Department of Humanities at the New York Institute of Technology, Long Island Campus, seeks an Assistant Professor (renewable teaching line) of Technical Communication to pursue innovative teaching, programming in the field, and develop courses in areas such as technical communication, healthcare, business, and AI literacies. Expertise in healthcare communications, human-machine communication, digital literacy, or related emerging fields a plus.

Preferred areas of emphasis for the position include STEM, STEMM, or STEAM-focused communication fields. Qualifications • Ph.D. in Technical Communication, or a closely related field. (General degrees in English and Rhetoric/Comm will be considered if candidate exhibits significant experience in a technical communication-based field.) Previous successful college-level teaching experience. Experience using technologies in the classroom as well as teaching online. 

The deadline for applications is 1 December 2023 and review of applications will begin on 15 November 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Department of English, University of Oregon Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Digital Rhetoric

The Department of English at the University of Oregon invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Digital Rhetoric, broadly conceived. Research agendas might include:

  • Digital folklore and storytelling; social media; virality; conspiracy theories; digital poetics
  • Intersections of Feminist, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI, disability, and/or queer and trans digital rhetorics, ethics, and justice
  • Digital cultural rhetorics; participatory culture; political and/or activist discourse digital environments
  • Rhetorics of data and information sciences; data visualization; rhetorics of technology; quantification; critical code studies; networked rhetorics; machine learning and algorithmic culture
  • Embodied and cyborg rhetorics; posthuman and other-than-human rhetorics; AI rhetorics
  • Digital pedagogies; information literacies; multimodal composition; new media writing and rhetoric
  • Immersion, interaction, and play; ludology; digital games

The full position announcement is available here. Applications are due November 15 for first consideration, and the position will remain open until filled. If candidates have questions, they can reach out to Melissa Bowers ( 

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Open Rank Professor in Writing Studies, Northwestern University in Qatar  

Northwestern University in Qatar invites applications from highly qualified candidates for a full-time open rank faculty appointment in Writing Studies, to be appointed in the Liberal Arts Program.

We seek candidates with an active research agenda that focuses on Writing Studies in the Global South, with preference given to scholars who focus on Africa, the Arab world, or South Asia, whose work is comparative or transnational, whose work includes such areas as rhetoric and composition, second language writing, or creative writing, and who include ethics, gender, race, and/or coloniality in their analysis. We expect successful candidates to have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment in rhetoric and composition, writing studies, or creative writing and to have linguistic competence and field experience in their research area.

Research Assistant Opportunity with Dr. Paul Ugor

This position contributes towards the development and completion of an edited anthology titled “The Postcolonial Bildungsroman” in the field of world literature/postcolonial studies. The selected candidate will assist with tasks including: 

  1. Preparing/formatting/copyediting manuscripts
  2. Maintaining an Excel sheet that documents information about contributors/submissions.
  3. Handling the project email account and corresponding with the contributors in a timely manner
  4. Assisting with research. 

The candidate must possess excellent organizational, communication, and editing skills, and be committed to learning and conducting research in literary studies. A basic familiarity with modern world literature is preferred, but not required. The candidate will develop skills of research and professional development through the assigned work. 

Project Description 

The Postcolonial Bildungsroman  

Originally an 18th-century German innovation, the bildungsroman became a popular literary genre across the Anglo-American world during the 19th century. A ‘coming of age’ novel about young adults in search of meaning, the genre was the literary medium of choice for many Western writers exploring the moral and psychological developments of characters traversing unfamiliar worlds and encountering new challenges and adventures. The 20th century has seen a revival of interest in this genre; Indian writers like UR Ananthamurthy and Anita Desai; African and African diasporic writers like Ngugi Wa Thiong’o and Abdulrazak Gurnah; and Maori writers such as Witi Ihimaera have employed the genre to confront issues ranging from decolonization to self-determinacy, from social change to conflicts of traditions and modernity. Such literary projects have also inspired work in theory. The human rights scholar Joseph Slaughter has identified in the bildungsroman an influential model that ‘normalizes the story of enfranchisement’ by making socially marginal figures representative. The bildungsroman has likewise become a crucial element of Four Nations concerns revolving around core and periphery, Irish independence, and Welsh crises of language, class, and identity. This project brings scholars of literary studies to interrogate the different articulations of the postcolonial bildungsroman and to examine the intersection of traditional forms with modern questions of identity and disruption.

Cape Breton University (CBU) - Assistant Professor or Lecturer, English (Limited Term) - The Department of Literature, Folklore, and the Arts in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at CBU invites applications for a 1-year, limited term position in English at the rank of Assistant Professor (or Lecturer depending on qualifications). This position will commence by September 1st, 2023 (or as soon as possible thereafter). While all eligible candidates are invited to apply, the department is especially interested in hiring scholars who identify as Black, Indigenous, or Persons of Colour.

Assistant Professor/ or Lecturer, English (Limited Term) - Cape Breton University (

Deadline for applications is July 26, 2023 at 11:59pm

Project Manager, Online Learning - Conestoga College - 

The Project Manager will provide leadership, coordination, and project management direction in the development of online programs and initiatives within the Online Learning Centre at Conestoga College. The Project Manager will be accountable for all aspects of project management; initiation, planning, communication, execution, monitoring and reporting to support new courses and programs in the online environment. This role is responsible for building successful partnerships internally and with outside partners to ensure Conestoga’s quality standards, timelines and deliverables are met.

Successful candidates will be required to conduct work within Ontario and must be available to work on campus as required. It is anticipated that this position will meet the needs of the department through a hybrid work arrangement with one day on-site and four days remote.

Closing Date:Thursday, July 6, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST

Professional Writer Wanted

I am looking for an undergraduate or graduate student for a part time position in professional writing (mostly research and editing). The position is for 2 to 3 months and all work can be performed from home. The starting wage is $25-32/hour. If interested please contact Joseph Andrukonis,

Assistant Professor in Gaming, Media and Communication, Simon Fraser University. Deadline: March 1.

Assistant Teaching Professor or Lecturer of Game Design and Development, Penn State U, Erie, Pennsylvania. Deadline: until filled.