Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor in Professional Writing, Digital Writing York University, Department in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Canada

Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor

Discipline/Field: Professional Writing, Digital Writing

Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Home Department/Area/Division: Writing Department

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2019

The Writing Department in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications from qualified candidates working in the area of Digital Writing at the intersection of writing, communication, rhetoric, genre, and digital technologies for a tenure-track, professorial-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2019.


Applicants must have, by the time of the appointment's commencement, a PhD in a writing-related discipline, with demonstrable excellence, or promise of excellence, in scholarly research and teaching. Although the Writing Department is not directly affiliated with any graduate program, the successful applicant should be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and be prepared to participate actively in one or more of York's related graduate programs: Communication & Culture; English; Social & Political Thought; Gender, Feminist, and Women's Studies; &c.


The Writing Department houses the honours programs in Professional Writing and English & Professional Writing, the pan-University Writing Centre, and its ESL-centred adjunct, the Open Learning Centre. Recently appraised as "nearly unique in Canada," Professional Writing "is an unusually forward-looking program that has the potential to offer students an education particularly suited to the complex world of the twenty-first century".


The successful candidate will immediately, or very soon, serve as the lead in the Department's Writing in Digital Communities of Practice area, and should have research and teaching interests focusing on the transformations wrought upon the practice of writing by the transition to the digital era. The candidate will be expected to range broadly in this rapidly transforming field, and demonstrate the relevance of their scholarly work for students of professional writing.


Experience in university-level writing teaching is a considerable asset as is recent practical experience in digital communications. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology-enhanced learning is preferred.


York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ . Please select the 'Affirmative Action' tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.


Applicants should submit a signed letter of application, up-to-date curriculum vitae, a sample of their scholarly writing (maximum 30 pp.), and a teaching dossier in a single pdf document, and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Professor Kim Michasiw, Chair, Writing Department, S311 Ross Building, York University, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: writjobs@yorku.ca – (Subject line: "Writing in Digital Cultures Appointment")


The deadline for applications is November 12, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Posting End Date: November 12, 2018

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