Applications Open for 2017-2018 Brittain Fellowship


The Writing and Communication Program is now accepting applications for new Brittain Fellows. The job ad has been posted at Vitae, and appears below. To apply, please consult the job ad below and submit applications by February 1, 2017.

The Writing and Communication Program in Georgia Tech’s School of Literature, Media, and Communication seeks recent PhDs in rhetoric, composition, technical communication, literature, film, linguistics, visual rhetoric/design, and related humanities fields for the 2017-2018 Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship, renewable up to three years, includes a 3/3 teaching assignment or equivalent, Instructor rank, and full faculty benefits.

Brittain Fellows focus on one of three teaching areas:

  • Candidates with experience teaching rhetoric, composition, multimodality, digital humanities, and digital pedagogy will be considered for opportunities to teach first-year composition. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have a particular interest in research in rhetoric, composition, or related areas.
  • Business/Technical Communication. Candidates with experience teaching business, professional, or technical communication will be considered for opportunities to teach conventional tech comm classes, business/professional communication classes, or specialized linked sections for students in computer science. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have appropriate workplace and/or teaching experience and who have a particular interest in business/technical communication research.
  • Communication Center. Candidates with experience in writing and communication center research, pedagogy, and/or practice may be offered positions that combine work in Georgia Tech’s Communication Center with their teaching. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in writing center research and scholarship.

General Information for All Fellows

Teaching: All Brittain Fellows design courses informed by their research interests within a framework of common programmatic outcomes. All courses are based on rhetoric, process, multimodality, digital literacy, and humanistic perspectives in a technological world.

Research: Fellows are expected to continue their scholarly agendas and are encouraged to extend them to include research in areas such as pedagogy, multimodality, writing/communication center research, digital humanities, media literacy, instructional innovation, business/technical communication, and assessment.

Professional Development: Fellows are supported in their professional development toward academic and non-academic career paths through projects such as programmatic assessment, grant writing, administration, publishing, and public relations.

Service: Fellows serve on and chair committees that act as change agents to help shape programmatic initiatives in areas such as innovative technologies, special events, digital publication, curriculum development, ELL and cross-cultural challenges, and community outreach.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (minimally, a teaching statement, sample syllabi, sample assignments, and summary of course evaluations/comments; additional elements are acceptable), and three letters of recommendation to Only digital applications will be reviewed. Applications are accepted until February 1, 2017.

Georgia Tech is an equal opportunity employer whose academic core mission is based on the principles of inclusion, equity, diversity, and justice. The Writing and Communication Program is especially interested in considering applications from minority candidates.

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Anna Ioanes

About Anna Ioanes

Anna Ioanes is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of St. Francis, where she teaches courses in American literature, writing, and critical theory. Her scholarship appears or is forthcoming in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, the minnesota review, Journal of Modern Literature, and Los Angeles Review of Books. She is co-editor of Violent Feelings, a special issue of LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, and a contributing editor at ASAP/J.
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