Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship (Multiple Positions)

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The Writing and Communication Program (WCP) in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech invites applications for the 2021-2022 Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship. In addition to full faculty benefits, including health insurance, retirement, and research support, Britain Fellows receive preparation in and support for further development of multimodal pedagogy via the WCP Postdoctoral Seminar. Britain Fellows also have a range of other support activities and services available, including the postdoctoral seminar in technical communication and job market support for both academic and nonacademic positions. This fellowship, renewable up to three years, includes service, research, and a 3/3 teaching assignment in first-year composition, technical communication, or an equivalent work assignment (ex: tutoring, leadership roles, etc).PhD in rhetoric, composition, business/technical communication, literature, film, linguistics, visual rhetoric/design, and other humanities fields must be conferred by August 1, 2021. We are particularly interested in qualified applicants with research or teaching expertise related to the following areas:

  1. Technical Communication, Business Communication, and Communication in STEM disciplines/professions
  2. Diversity, equity and inclusion
  3. Global Englishes or English Language Learning
  4. Literary and rhetorical traditions of under-represented groups
  5. Communication/writing center studies expertise/tutoring experience

First-year Brittain Fellow base salary is $48,712, with the salary increasing for the second and third years of the fellowship.  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 / communication center, and a list of 3 references. Please apply by March 15, 2021 for optimal consideration.  Review of applications will continue until all vacant positions are filled. Questions can be addressed to Search Chair Andy Frazee at or WCP Director Melissa Ianetta at  Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services.  Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions.  This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

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