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Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship in Composition, Business/Technical Communication, and Digital Pedagogy


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https://wcprogram.lmc.gatech.edu/brittain-fellowship/brittain-fellowship-application-process

Application deadline for optimal consideration: October 1, 2022 

Job Description

The Writing and Communication Program (WCP) in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech invites applications for the Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship, starting January 1, 2023. This three-year fellowship includes service, research, and a 3/3 teaching assignment in first-year composition or business/technical communication. Within programmatic outcomes related to rhetoric, process, and multimodality, Fellows integrate their own research interests into the courses they teach.

In addition to full faculty benefits, including health insurance, retirement, and research support, Brittain Fellows receive preparation in and support for further development of multimodal pedagogy via the Digital Pedagogy Postdoctoral Seminar. Brittain Fellows also benefit from other support activities and services, including the postdoctoral seminar in technical communication and job market support for both academic and nonacademic positions.

Winner of the 2020 Georgia Tech Diversity Champion Award, the 2021 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award, and the the 2021-22 CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence, the WCP is committed to providing inclusive teaching for a diverse student body. We strongly encourage individuals from Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and Pacific Islander communities; individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community; and individuals born outside the US to apply.

Salary

First-year Brittain Fellow base salary is $56,635, with the salary increasing for the second and third years of the fellowship

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in rhetoric, composition, business/technical communication, literature, film, visual rhetoric/design, or other humanities fields must be conferred by January 1, 2023. Ph.D. must have been conferred within the last five years. Candidates should have university-level experience teaching writing and communication courses (e.g., first-year composition, business or technical communication, writing-intensive courses).

Preferred Qualifications

We are particularly interested in qualified applicants with research or teaching expertise related to any of the following areas:

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Global Englishes or English Language Learning
  • Literary and rhetorical traditions of under-represented groups
  • Writing center studies expertise/tutoring experience
  • Technical communication, business communication, and communication in STEM disciplines/professions
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