Tenure-Track Position at the University of Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada)

The University of Winnipeg invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications, which offers an exciting new Major in Rhetoric and Communications. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2008. The candidate should have or be close to completing a PhD in rhetoric, composition, or communication, 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 and expertise in an area such as communication theory, technical/professional communication, computer-mediated communication, or communication and culture. Experience teaching undergraduate writing courses is a definite asset. The successful candidate will teach upper-level rhetoric, writing, and/or communication courses as well as a range of discipline-specific first-year Academic Writing courses; will contribute to course and program development; and will be expected to carry out a research program. This position is subject to budgetary approval. 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. The deadline for applications is September 30, 2007. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a writing sample, and a relevant course outline to: Dr. Judith Kearns, Chair, Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3B 2E9. Phone: 204-786-9848. Fax: 204-774-4134. Email: j.kearns@uwinnipeg.ca