Applications Open for 2018-2019 Brittain Fellowship

Applications are being accepted for a new cohort of Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellows through February 1. 2018. The job ad has been posted at Inside Higher Ed, and also appears below.

The Writing and Communication Program at Georgia Tech seeks recent PhDs (dissertation successfully defended by August 2018) in rhetoric, composition, business/technical communication, literature, film, linguistics, visual rhetoric/design, and related humanities fields for the 2018-2019 Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship, renewable up to three years, includes a 3/3 teaching assignment or equivalent and full faculty benefits.

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

  1. Communication in STEM disciplines/professions
  2. Global Englishes or English Language Learning
  3. Diverse literatures and cultures
  4. Sustainability (e.g., climate change, infrastructure, community engagement)
  5. Gender and sexuality studies

Brittain Fellows focus on one of three teaching areas:

  • Composition. Candidates with experience teaching rhetoric, composition, writing-intensive courses, 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 research agenda 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 team-taught, 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 research agenda in business/technical communication.
  • Naugle Communication Center. Candidates with experience in writing and communication center research, pedagogy, and/or practice may be offered positions that combine their teaching with work in Georgia Tech’s Communication Center. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have a research agenda in writing center studies.

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 committee work and 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 (a 1-2 page teaching statement, 1-2 sample syllabi relating to potential teaching at Georgia Tech, 2-3 sample assignments, and summary of quantitative and qualitative course evaluations; additional elements are acceptable, but not required), and three letters of recommendation to Please submit application materials as a single PDF document (submitting letters of recommendation under separate cover is acceptable). Only digital applications will be reviewed. Applications are accepted through February 1, 2018.

We believe diversity is foundational to creating the most intellectually vibrant and successful academic communities; therefore, we are committed to building and sustaining a socially just, equitable, and inclusive academic unit. The Georgia Institute of Technology 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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Andrew Marzoni is a writer, critic, teacher, musician, and co-editor of TECHStyle. He has a MA in English & American Literature from New York University and a PhD in English from the University of Minnesota. His essays and criticism have appeared in ARTnews, Cinephile, The New York Observer, The Quarterly Conversation, Review 31, Music & Literature, Rain Taxi Review of Books, and other publications. He is currently writing a critical history of Semiotext(e), 1974-present.
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