Job posting || Lecturer, Writing Studies and Rhetoric, University Of Waterloo

Lecturer, Writing Studies and Rhetoric, University Of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo Department of English Language and Literature is accepting applications for a three-year definite-term appointment at the rank of Lecturer in Writing Studies and Rhetoric. The successful candidate may be considered for reappointment or appointment to a Continuing Lecturer position at the completion of their contract. The successful candidate will have a completed PhD and substantial teaching experience by the time of appointment, and will provide evidence of successful teaching of academic writing at a university. A record of engagement in the areas of composition theory, pedagogy, rhetoric, or writing program administration will be considered an important asset. The teaching load for this position includes consideration for research on pedagogy and is no more than a total of 8 term courses, normally spread over three 12-week terms a year.

The salary range for this position at the rank of Lecturer is $60,000 to $80,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

An appointment date of 1 August 2016 is preferred. The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 April 2016. Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample and/or link to an e-portfolio, and arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded (addressed to Professor Kate Lawson, Chair, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo). More information about the Department is available at Further enquiries can be directed to the Department Chair, Kate Lawson, at 519-888-4567, ext. 33965 (e-mail:

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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