Job posting || Learning Skills Specialist (Writing) Part-Time, Student Services

Learning Skills Specialist (Writing) Part-Time, Student Services (Brandon University)

Applications are invited for a part-time (50%) tenure-track appointment as a Learning Skills Specialist in the Academic Skills Centre of Student Services. Join a University that supports a growing intercultural and multi-lingual student body. Continue reading “Job posting || Learning Skills Specialist (Writing) Part-Time, Student Services”

Positions Available: IWCA Event Chair 2018

Looking for ways to be more involved in the International Writing Centers Association and to invigorate your writing center work? Consider chairing an IWCA event!

We are now accepting applications for two event chair positions for 2018:

(1) Chair the IWCA 2018 conference in Atlanta, Georgia in October. The conference chair works closely with the IWCA VP and board to coordinate all aspects of the annual conference. Among other things, conference chairs craft the conference theme, help select the keynote speaker, arrange readers for conference proposals, handle registrations, and set the conference schedule. Responsibilities for the chair are spelled out in our conference guide: This is a one-year commitment. (Two people can apply together to co-chair this event if desired.)

(2) Co-chair the IWCA 2018 Collaborative in Kansas City in March. This conference chair also works closely with the IWCA VP and board to coordinate all aspects of the annual one-day event. Among other things, conference chairs craft the collaborative theme, arrange readers for conference proposals, handle registrations, and set the schedule. This person will work with Lauri Dietz in 2018 and agree to co-chair the Collaborative in 2019 in Pittsburgh; thus, this is a two-year commitment.

If you are interested in one of these positions, please write a brief letter (no more than 2 pages) detailing your ideas for the event, any relevant experience, and any institutional support that might be available for you as you take on one of these roles. Please only apply for one position. Submit your letter to Jackie Grutsch McKinney ( by April 15, 2017. Appointments will be decided by the IWCA executive board and Conferences and Institute committee.

Jackie Grutsch McKinney, IWCA VP

Job Posting || Writing Services Associate, SFU

The SFU Student Learning Commons is looking for a Writing Services Associate. This is a full-time, 3-year term position. The successful candidate is responsible for coordinating writing workshops and associated services, primarily for undergraduate students. Most of our writing workshops are classroom-integrated, and many of those support SFU’s writing-in-the-disciplines requirement. The Writing Associate also works with the Writing Services Coordinator.

To access the Job Description and Job Details, go to SFU’s Human Resources page for APSA postings and scroll down to WRITING SERVICES ASSOCIATE II, GRADE 8 – Competition #120.

Job Posting || Professor, Creative Writing, Sheridan College, Mississauga

From the posting:


Faculty/Department: Humanities and Social Sciences

Employee Group: Academic

Campus: Hazel McCallion Campus (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)

Reference Number: 17/F/20

Application Deadline: March 26, 2017
Start Date: August 2017

Salary Range: $61,638 – $106,853 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)


As Sheridan moves towards its vision of becoming Canada’s leading undergraduate teaching university, the Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing and Publishing program, within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, is seeking a professor who will be responsible for curriculum leadership in the area of Creative Writing. The incumbent will be also be expected to teach a range of introductory courses in literary studies and communications, including composition and rhetoric. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated record of creative writing publications, ideally in fiction and at least one additional genre (non-fiction, poetry, etc.), and should be committed to working in a team environment that supports distinctive programming.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that program and course curricula are current, relevant and reflective of best practices within the relevant professional/program disciplines
  • Defining, evaluating and validating learning outcomes for courses and programs
  • Creating an effective environment for applied learning which accommodates students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences and learning styles
  • Designing appropriate strategies and tools for facilitating and assessing student learning that are invitational and reflective of best practices in teaching and learning
  • Developing appropriate strategies and tools to assess student performance that are consistent with the learning outcomes of the course and address multiple learning styles
  • Developing multi-media materials and alternative delivery strategies, and incorporating appropriate educational technologies into the applied learning process


  • Master’s in Creative Writing, or PhD in a related field, required;
  • Demonstrated record of published creative writing, with two or more genres in portfolio preferred;
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the post-secondary level, with three to five years of experience preferred;
  • Willingness to develop an applied research program or engage with undergraduate research;
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrable ability to convey the conceptual and applied aspects of knowledge to a broad range of students;
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment.