Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship: Composition, Business/Technical Communication, and Digital Pedagogy
Applications are being accepted through February 14, 2022, for a new cohort of Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellows. The advertisement appears below. Here on TECHStyle, you can find out more about the innovative teaching and research being done by Brittain Fellows. If you would like to know more about the kinds of careers Brittain Fellows go into—beyond traditional academic careers—please see our “Life after the Brittain Fellowship” series.
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 August 1, 2022. 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.
First-year Brittain Fellow base salary is $51,635, with the salary increasing for the second and third years of the fellowship.
Ph.D. in rhetoric, composition, business/technical communication, literature, film, visual rhetoric/design, or other humanities fields must be conferred by August 1, 2022. 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).
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
Information about the Brittain Fellowship, including course descriptions, program philosophy, and current Fellow profiles can be found at https://wcprogram.lmc.gatech.edu/
Current Brittain Fellows have recently received their Ph.D.s from more than twenty universities. Their degrees represent diverse disciplines: literature, writing studies, technical and business communication, creative writing, film studies, performance studies, cultural studies, and related fields. Brittain Fellow alumni hold academic and professional positions in universities and industries around the world. In 2021, 10 Brittain Fellows found full-time jobs in tenure-track, continuing non-tenure-track, and business positions.
Situated in the diverse and culturally vibrant city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is ranked as a top-ten public university and stands as a hub for innovative, interdisciplinary research and teaching.
Questions can be addressed to Search Chair Andy Frazee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Required Documents to Attach
Interested and qualified individuals should apply by submitting a curriculum vita, a letter of application that specifically addresses their qualifications to work in a multimodal writing program, and a list of three references by February 14, 2022, for optimal consideration. Applications will be accepted after February 14 but may not receive optimal consideration. Review of applications will continue until all vacant positions are filled.
Applications should be submitted at the University System of Georgia Careers site.