CWCA Conference registration now open! || Saskatoon, SK || May 24 & 25

We invite you to join us at the CWCA Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on May 24th and 25th, 2018. The conference theme is Politics and the Writing Centre: Inquiry, Knowledge, Dialogue and Action.

Conference registration for #CWCA18 now open!

Conference Fees >> register today

Before April 13, 11:59PM (Early Bird)
Conference registration fee: $125
Conference registration fee for students: $75

After April 13
Conference registration fee: $140
Conference registration fee for students: $90

Conference Program

See the two-day program. Changes will be announced as they are added.

Conference Accommodations

Several options are available.

Job Posting || Contract Limited Term Appointment, U of T

The Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto is currently searching for a Contractually-limited Term Appointment (CLTA) in Graduate-level Writing Support.

Details regarding this opportunity are available online through the University’s Career Page, or see the link below for the posting.

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Contractually-Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) – Graduate-level Writing Support (3-year term)

https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1801975&tz=GMT-04%3A00

About the Faculty of Arts & Science

Since the first classics, chemistry, philosophy and physics classes were taught at King’s College – U of T’s precursor – the Faculty of Arts & Science has evolved into one of the most comprehensive and diverse academic divisions in North America and established itself as the heart of one of the world’s leading universities. Home to the majority of undergraduates on the St. George campus, Arts & Science offers an unparalleled breadth of programs leading to bachelor’s degrees in arts, science and commerce.

About the University of Toronto

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T’s distinguished faculty, institutional record of ground-breaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world. U of T is committed to providing a learning experience that benefits from both a scale almost unparalleled in North America and from the close-knit learning communities made possible through its college system and academic divisions.

Located in and around Toronto, one of the world’s most diverse regions, U of T’s vibrant academic life is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community. The University is sustained environmentally by three green campuses, where renowned heritage buildings stand beside award-winning innovations in architectural design.

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Job Posting || Sessional Lecturer Positions, UBC Vantage College

UBC Vantage College invites applications for one or more Sessional Lecturer positions in Winter term 1 (September-December 2018) and Winter term 2 (January-April 2019). Candidates could teach one or both of the following courses in the Vantage One Arts program:

September-December 2018: ASTU 204A (3 credits)

January-April 2019: WRDS 150 (3 credits)

UBC Vantage College (http://vantagecollege.ubc.ca) offers first-year curriculum in a cohort program to academically strong international students whose English language proficiency does not yet meet the English language requirements for direct admission into UBC degrees. Students take courses in one of Vantage College’s four streams (Arts, Science, Engineering, or Management) before transferring into second year in their degree program. The primary goals of the Vantage College curriculum are: (1) to encourage students’ cultural, linguistic, and academic engagement in disciplinary communities and (2) to maximize students’ successful transition to Year Two in the Faculties of Arts, Science, Applied Science, or Management. For more information about the Vantage One Arts program, see https://vantagecollege.ubc.ca/arts

Teaching duties

ASTU 204A, “Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities,” is an interdisciplinary course that focuses on the critical thinking practices found in the humanities, in disciplines such as literary studies, art history, film studies, media studies, and history. Humanities scholars study connections between forms of culture and the communities that produce them. They use artwork, texts, and films as important sites of inquiry, and interpret these sites to make complex claims about human societies. In this course, students practice the ways that humanities scholars analyze different cultural forms, use them as evidence, and make claims about them in their scholarly writing.

WRDS 150, “Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences,” is an academic research and writing course that introduces students to the research culture of the university and to disciplinarity. Students learn the distinctive characteristics of scholarly prose and the styles of expression used by the different disciplines; how and why scholars enter into conversation with each other in their research writing; and how students can apply scholarly style in their own writing as they begin to participate in the academic conversations of their future areas of specialization. (See http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/ for more information)

Duties include lesson planning, teaching, holding regular office hours, marking assignments, providing feedback, reporting grades, attending planning meetings and program meetings as needed, and participating in program activities (as applicable) at Vantage College. Successful applicants will work closely with the Chair of the Vantage Arts One Program Committee, the ASRW course coordinator, and other members of the instructional team at UBC Vantage College in a highly collaborative environment.

Qualifications

Applicants will normally have a doctorate in a relevant field (including writing and discourse studies, composition, rhetoric, applied linguistics, language and literacy studies) or a doctorate in another humanities or social science field and experience teaching academic writing in university environments in a way that is informed by current theories in writing pedagogy. Evidence of teaching excellence is required. Evidence of successful team building, collaboration, and curriculum development is an asset, as is a keen interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning. The ideal candidates will also have:

  • experience teaching undergraduate students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and
  • experience working in a collaborative environment and/or a positive disposition towards working collaboratively in the design of materials, educational innovation, etc.

Application instructions

The following application materials must be sent electronically (as separate Word or .pdf files, using this file-naming convention: LASTNAME, Firstname_Cover; LASTNAME, Firstname_CV; etc.) by email to the following address: employment@vantagecollege.ubc.ca by noon on the application deadline: June 15, 2018:

(1) a cover letter indicating your suitability for the position and your teaching availability,

(2) curriculum vitae, including a list of all post-secondary courses taught, indicating credit value of each,

(3) a teaching dossier including,

(a) a statement of teaching philosophy related to the teaching of writing and, if applicable, the teaching of undergraduate research (1-2 pages max.),
(b) evidence of teaching effectiveness and success in post-secondary teaching of writing (e.g., student evaluations of teaching and/or reports of peer review of teaching if available), and
(c) a proposed syllabus for WRDS 150 (for sample syllabi, see http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/working-with-us/

(4) names and contact information of two referees.

The salary for these Sessional Lecturer positions will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job Posting || Writing Advisor, Cape Breton University

WRITING ADVISOR – WRITING CENTRE

CBU invites applications for the full-time term position of Writing Advisor-Writing Centre. This position will commence immediately following selection and end in October 2018.

The successful candidate will provide writing instruction and assist with program review and development, the promotion and daily operation of the Writing Centre, and tutor training. Candidates must have a Masters degree in English, or Writing Instruction, or a Masters of Education with English Methodology. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience.

Please visit our website to view the full job description – http://www.cbu.ca/careers.

Qualified candidates should send to the Human Resources Department (in PDF format):

  • a letter of application quoting the reference number (ADV1805) and identifying

    your education and experience as it relates to this position;

  • a resume; and
  • complete contact information of three work related references.

    Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. May 25, 2018. Applicants who apply by email will receive a return email confirming receipt.

    The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association.

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Cape Breton University
    Human Resources Dept.
    P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road Sydney, NS B1P 6L2
    Website: http://www.cbu.ca/careers
    email: humanresources@ns.aliantzinc.ca

Job Posting || Teaching Professor – Writing Instruction, UOIT

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities – Teaching Faculty – Assistant Teaching Professor – Writing Instruction
Tracking Code
1168-136
Job Description
Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
Position Title: Teaching Faculty – Assistant Teaching Professor – Writing Instruction
Appointment Type: Continuing Full Time
Salary Level: Administered in accordance with collective agreement
Posting Date: May 1, 2018
Closing Date: May 30, 2018
The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), located in Oshawa, Ontario, advances the discovery and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and innovative programs responsive to the needs of students, and the evolving 21st-century workplace. UOIT promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking, and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom.
We invite you to consider joining UOIT’s globally trained faculty as we further our reputation for providing a leading-edge learning environment and delivering innovative research. The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor in the area of Post-Secondary Writing Instruction to commence on August 01, 2018 (or as determined).
Required Skills
The successful candidate will possess a PhD in a field relevant to pedagogy, English, literature, professional communications, or Higher Education. Extensive experience teaching writing skills to undergraduate students at the post-secondary level is essential, and experience working with graduate or mature students would be beneficial. Experience in the design and successful implementation of complex pedagogical programmes at the post-secondary level is considered an asset. As a technology-enhanced learning environment UOIT seeks faculty members who strive to explore and develop new pedagogies by integrating technology in the curriculum.
Excellent communications skills combined with a proven ability to collaborate effectively and respectfully with students, faculty, staff and community partners are essential. In line with UOIT’s commitment to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in our learning and working environment, we are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated an ability to develop and implement innovative and inclusive curriculum and teaching strategies that address the needs of a diverse student population.
Duties will include preparing and delivering courses devoted to improving writing skills for first year students in a variety of social science disciplines; developing diagnostics for measuring writing skills; contributing to the development of writing-intensive upper-year courses; and other duties as determined by the Dean.
The successful candidate will be expected to follow an 70% Teaching, 20% Service, and 10% “Other” workload each year.
The Faculty offers honour undergraduate degrees in Communication and Digital Media Studies, Criminology and Justice, Forensic Psychology, Legal Studies, and Political Science. Further details about the Faculty can be found at: socialscienceandhumanities.uoit.ca/
This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the UOIT Faculty Association and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the University and the UOIT Faculty Association. The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website.
A review of applications will begin on May 12, 2018. Applicants should submit in electronic format (as a single pdf) a covering letter, their resume, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of three referees through the UOIT website.
UOIT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities to apply.
UOIT respects people’s different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify the Human Resources Department.
Job Location
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Expected End Date
N/A
Expected Start Date
8/1/2018
Campus Travel
N/A
Salary Grade
Administered in accordance with the Collective Agreement

https://hr.uoit.ca/working_at_uoit/careers/career-opportunities-postings/external-career-opportunities.php

Job Posting || ELL positions, OCAD University, Toronto

The Office of Continuing Studies at OCAD University in Toronto is hiring for two short term contract (July 3rd 2018 – August 9th 2018) ELL positions. Job summaries can be found below. Applicants with experience working with ELLs at a post-secondary level as well as those with TESL certification are encouraged to apply. Please note, the deadline for applications is May 18th, 2018.

English Language Learning (ELL) Consultant:
Reporting to the Director, Office of Continuing Studies and working closely with the Program Coordinator and Instructors for the English for Art and Design (EAD) Summer Program, the Writing & Learning Consultant (ELL) will provide learning support for English Language Learners (ELL) at OCAD University (OCAD U) with an aim of enhancing ELL student academic performance and engagement. The emphasis of this role is on one-on-one writing and academic skills consultations with ELL students.

Further position details can be found here.

English for Art and Design (EAD) Instructor:
English for Art and Design (EAD) is a six-week summer program for English Language Learners (ESL/multilingual students) who are already accepted to OCAD University and are planning on starting in September. The EAD program will teach students the language skills required to talk and write about their work, negotiate group projects, and participate in class discussions. The EAD program is designed for OCAD U students and taught by OCAD U instructors.

The EAD Instructor reports to the Director, Office of Continuing Studies. The EAD Instructor will work closely with the EAD teaching team to deliver one section of the Discussion Topics in Visual Culture and provide learning support for English Language Learners (ELL) in the EAD Program, with an aim of enhancing ELL student academic performance and engagement.

Further position details can be found here.

Publications || CASLL/Inkshed Newsletter

CASLL no longer exists as an organization, but its contribution to Canadian writing studies lives on. All 110+ issues of Inkshed Newsletter from 1984 to 2012 are now online in space generously provided by CASDW, along with a selection of other Inkshed material.

Go to casdw-acr.ca/resources/casllinkshed-archives/ to see what’s available — and give yourself some time to get caught up by lively discussions and cogent insights, not to mention amusing photos from past conferences.