Job Posting || Writing Specialist – Assistant Professor, UofT Mississauga

The Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre (RGASC) at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a teaching-stream position as a Writing Specialist. We seek an enthusiastic and innovative instructor to coordinate academic writing programming across the curriculum and to teach academic writing. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and will begin on July 1, 2017.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Composition / Writing Studies or a related field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Evidence of experience and excellence in teaching academic writing in a university or postsecondary setting is necessary. Excellence in teaching can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments (e.g., awards, recognition, curriculum development, pedagogical publications, presentations at conferences), strong endorsements by referees of high international stature reflecting on both excellent teaching and their commitment to pedagogical enquiry and teaching innovation, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, sample course syllabi, and relevant teaching materials). If you have any questions about this position, please contact Tyler Evans-Tokaryk via email at All application materials must be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Job Posting || Assistant Professor, University of Utah

The Department of Writing & Rhetoric Studies at the University of Utah invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor with a specialization in culturally diverse rhetorics and/or literacies (African American, Asian, Asian American, Chicana/o and/or Latina/o, Indigenous, or Pacific Islander rhetorics). Secondary expertise in digital rhetorics/composition, environmental humanities, medical humanities, professional/technical communication, or WPA are particularly welcome. The position start date is July 1, 2017. PhD must be awarded prior to the start date. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to conduct and publish high-quality scholarship in rhetoric, composition and/or literacy studies. They will also teach a range of courses in Writing & Rhetoric Studies, including cultural rhetorics, lower- and upper-division undergraduate, and graduate courses. Regular teaching responsibility is two courses per semester.
The successful candidate will join a department with a growing undergraduate major and a longstanding interdisciplinary graduate program (MA and PhD). The Department is responsible for undergraduate writing instruction, cross-curricular writing initiatives, and the University Writing Center. Located in Salt Lake City, the U of U is situated in a diverse and growing urban region.

Deadline: November 1, 2016. At this stage, please supply a cover letter, CV and 3 references. Select candidates will be asked to provide additional materials. We will conduct Skype interviews in December/January. Submit initial application materials at:

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and educator. Minorities, women persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information :

Job Posting || Communications Associate, UWaterloo

The Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at the University of Waterloo is currently advertising for the position of Communications Associate. The role is responsible for managing and contributing to nominations for high-profile external teaching awards and for assisting with various CTE writing and communication tasks and projects. The deadline for applications is Friday, September 2, and the targeted start date is Monday, October 3. Further details about the position and the application process are available at

Job Posting || Writing Across the Curriculum Specialist, OCAD

The Writing & Learning Centre (WLC) at OCAD University (OCAD U) in Toronto, Canada currently has a vacancy for a Writing Across the Curriculum Specialist. This is a permanent, full time position within our Centre and represents an exciting opportunity to play a lead role in implementing OCAD U’s undergraduate Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Initiative. OCAD U is Canada’s largest specialized university of art, media and design and the WAC Initiative is one of the first comprehensive WAC programs at an art and design institution.

OCAD U’s WAC Initiative supports students to develop strong writing and communication skills such that they meet the standards in the OCAD U Framework for Undergraduate Writing Competency. The Writing Across the Curriculum Specialist is a key member of the WAC team responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating the initiative, and is part of a wider team of WLC staff delivering writing, communication and academic support programs for students and faculty. The WLC is co-located and works collaboratively with the Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre (FCDC), OCAD U’s teaching and learning centre.

We are looking for a highly collaborative individual with excellent coordination, planning and communication skills, university-level teaching experience and advanced expertise in writing pedagogy and WAC theory and practice to join our dynamic and growing team.

Prospective candidates are invited to review the full job posting online and submit a current CV and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed beginning August 24, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled. Those selected for interview will be asked to submit a writing sample and/or statement of writing centre philosophy, and evidence of writing program development or administration.

Job Posting || Lecturer, Renison University College, Waterloo

Renison University College affiliated with the University of Waterloo invites applications for a three-year definite-term appointment at the rank of Lecturer responsible primarily for teaching introductory writing or composition courses in the English program of the Culture and Language Studies department. The successful candidate will have substantial teaching experience, a doctorate in composition studies or related field, and a record of successful teaching of writing at a university. The teaching load 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 $64,000 to $70,000.

An appointment date of 1 August 2016 is preferred. The deadline for receipt of applications is 13 June 2016. Please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample and arrange for three letters of reference (addressed to Professor Jeff Wilson, Chair, Department of Culture and Language Studies, Renison University College) to be uploaded to

More information about the college is available at

Further enquiries can be directed to the Department Chair, Jeff Wilson, at 519-884-4404 ext.28625 (email:

Job Posting || Director, Graduate Writing Studio, Columbia University

The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS), in collaboration with the Columbia University Writing Center, is hiring a director to establish the GSAS Writing Studio. The Studio’s mission is to support doctoral students as they pursue writing projects crucial to their research and careers. The director will develop the Studio into a vibrant site for intellectual community and growth, using both one-on-one interactions, effective work in groups, and the manifold opportunities afforded by current digital platforms. The director will report to the Vice Dean of GSAS, and work in close coordination with the Director of the Writing Center.

Bachelor’s degree required. At least 4 years of experience teaching writing or consulting in a writing center. At least 2 year of administrative experience in a writing center or writing program.

Advanced degree preferred. Research in writing center pedagogy;
knowledge of digital platforms for writing and collaboration; experience in writing across the curriculum or writing in the disciplines; grant-writing experience; leadership role in an academic department; facility with report writing, assessment, hiring, and supervising; and, expertise in teaching non-native English writers.

For more information and to apply, visit Questions can be directed to Sue Mendelsohn (