Job Posting || Teaching Professor – Writing Instruction, UOIT

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities – Teaching Faculty – Assistant Teaching Professor – Writing Instruction
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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:
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
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Expected Start Date
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Salary Grade
Administered in accordance with the Collective Agreement

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