Job Posting || Acting Director for the Writing Centre, University College, University of Toronto


Acting Director for the Writing Centre, University College, University of Toronto

Posting title and description: Acting Director for the Writing Centre, University College, University of Toronto
University College at the University of Toronto invites applications for a one year, part-time (40%) appointment as the Acting Director of the University College Writing Centre (UCWC). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and will commence on July 1, 2017, ending on June 30, 2018.

The University College Writing Centre offers one-on-one writing assistance to UC students and to students in UC programs. It also offers skills workshops on various aspects of writing and supports writing development in UC programs. The Acting Director of the Writing Centre will provide academic administration of the centre and also undertake direct writing instruction.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment or equivalent professional, creative, or instructional experience in a relevant field and have demonstrated excellence in teaching and pedagogy. Experience in university level writing instruction is required; experience teaching in a writing centre and administrative experience are considered assets. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through a teaching dossier submitted as part of the application and contact with referees. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Duties of the Acting Director include, but are not limited to, providing academic administrative leadership for the UCWC; forming and leading a team of writing instructors; collaborating with UC program directors and instructors on assignment design and the delivery of writing instruction in UC program courses; and collaborating with other writing centre directors on the delivery of group workshops and other common initiatives.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto have both a collegiate and departmental structure. University College is the founding college of the University and has a long-standing commitment to challenging its diverse body of over 4600 undergraduate students to excel intellectually and to preparing them to engage in the wider world. In addition to the Canadian Studies Program, University College sponsors two other interdisciplinary undergraduate programs – Cognitive Science and Health Studies – and is affiliated with the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies, and the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by sending the following to a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a list of three referees, and relevant materials related to the teaching of writing.

To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be received by Tuesday 21 March 2017.

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan areas in the world. For more information about University College, please visit; for the Writing Centre, please visit

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/ persons of colour, women, Indigenous/ Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.



Job Posting || Two Positions: Writing Instruction & English Language Learning, UofT

The Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto is currently searching for two faculty appointments: one in Writing Instruction, the other in English Language Learning.

Details regarding these opportunities are available online through the University’s Career Page, or see the links below for each posting.

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Contractually-Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) – Writing Instruction (14-month appointment)

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Contractually-Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) – English Language Learning (2-year appointment, with possibility of a one-year renewal)

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.

Job Posting || ELL Specialist, Graduate Studies, Maryland Institute College of Art

Job Title: Full-time Faculty
Department: English Language Learning (ELL) Specialist, Graduate Studies
Division: Academic Affairs
FLSA Status: Full-time faculty position with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution.
Reports to: Associate Dean for Curriculum and Assessment in Graduate Studies

The Office of Graduate Studies at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) invites applications for a full-time faculty position in English Language Learning with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution beginning July 2017.

Job Description:
Graduate Studies with the Division of Liberal Arts at MICA seek a candidate with professional experience in English language teaching and learning. Preferred candidates will have experience designing arts-based curricula for English Language Learners and a working knowledge of art, design, and related histories and contemporary theories, including cultural approaches that reach beyond the Westernized-canon. The candidate should have experience working within higher education in teams to build a comprehensive program of culturally sensitive student-centered curricular and co-curricular activities to support international students and those for whom English is not their first language, allowing for continued student growth and success within undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The candidate should demonstrate the ability to invest in the local community, invest in the MICA community, and encourage students to actively pursue language development alongside their artistic and creative development. Candidates should be able to support students in the development of a strong command of English in order to understand assignments, participate in critiques, comprehend and engage in critical dialogue, and become active members of the MICA community, the local community, and a global community. The ideal candidate will have experience integrating pedagogical approaches that are relevant and responsive to a student body that is rich in diversity across race, ethnicity, culture, gender and class.

The faculty will teach 9 credits each semester at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Because English Language Learning is intensive, academic, social and cultural, this position will require significant time on-campus meeting with students. The ideal candidate would have experience delivering professional development and training to faculty and teaching multi-level ELL courses, including course work in the first year of graduate and undergraduate degree programs, and upper level undergraduate electives in the liberal arts (that co-enroll English Language Learners and domestic students). The position will collaborate on developing a process for assessment and advising of incoming ELL students and be responsible for further monitoring these students’ progress at MICA, serving as a mentor to these students, and advancing ELL curricular and co-curricular development and assessment. Co-curricular activities may include dinners, lectures, events or other social engagements for students and faculty.

• Master’s degree in ESOL, TESL, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition or Education with an ELL focus.
• Minimum 3 years teaching ELL.
• Experience teaching at graduate and/or undergraduate levels.
• A proven ability to collaborate with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, experiences and education levels
• Excellent communication skills.
• Candidate must successfully complete a full background check

Valued, but not required:
• Three years of teaching experience.
• Arts background or practice.
• Experience living or studying abroad.
• Experience with curriculum development and assessment.

Additional Information:
Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package.
Apply: The College will review applications as received. Although materials received before February 28, 2017, are best assured of receiving full consideration, the position will remain open until filled. All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Application Instructions:
Visit Candidates will be asked to login or create a login and then should follow application instructions. Instructions are also posted in SlideRoom.

In addition to the materials below, the application requires the name and contact information for three references.

For preferred consideration, upload application materials to the MICA SlideRoom portal no later than February 28, 2017.

Submit online: a multi-page PDF document that includes:

• Cover letter to the application,
• Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV),
• Statement of teaching philosophy,
• Sample syllabi, and
• Names and contact information including address, phone and email for three references.
• Optional: Up to 10 images of professional creative work and up to 10 images of student work. Links to live URLs may be submitted as well, but will be considered as a secondary source. Any additional media (MOV, MP3, etc.) should be formatted for Apple computers and have representative still image and description information in PDF portfolio document. Please format PDF documents for screen resolution and viewing. No physical media are requested nor will be returned.

More information here:

Job Posting || Tenure-Track Multilingual Learning Specialist, Emily Carr

Emily Carr University of Art + Design invites applications for a new full-time faculty position of Multilingual Learning Specialist. The successful candidate will develop and maintain support programs for students, staff and faculty in the area of supporting multilingual students. This position will work in collaboration with both the Writing Centre and the Teaching and Learning Centre.

See full job ad here.

Job Posting || Assistant Professor, Oakland University

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Writing and Rhetoric—Writing for Service Learning and Community Literacy

Tenure-Track Position in Writing and Rhetoric

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric at Oakland University seeks applicants specializing in writing for service learning or in community literacy for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 15, 2017. The department’s mission has long specified civic engagement as a fundamental value.

The successful candidate will pursue an active research agenda in writing for service learning or in community literacy, teach courses in the first-year writing and undergraduate major programs, and provide service to the department focused on developing writing for service learning and community engagement opportunities for both FYW and students majoring in Writing and Rhetoric. Teaching load is competitive.

Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field. Candidates who are ABD will be considered if degree requirements will be completed by August 15, 2017.

To apply, please upload a letter of application describing your teaching experience, research, and teaching interests; a detailed curriculum vitae; a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; a writing sample; and unofficial transcripts.

Three letters of recommendation are also required. Please have these letters sent to Dr. Elizabeth Allan, Search Committee Chair, via e-mail at or by U.S. mail c/o Department of Writing and Rhetoric, O’Dowd Hall, Room 378, 586 Pioneer Drive, Rochester, MI 48309-4482.

The online application system is available at:

Review of applications will begin in November and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2016.

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.