CFP || CASDW award nominations

CASDW welcomes nominations for its two annual awards:

The CASDW Annual Award for the Best Article or Chapter in Writing and Discourse Studies recognizes the best journal article or book chapter published during the 2017 calendar year by a CASDW member. Co-authored articles or chapters will be eligible as long as one of the authors is a CASDW member. The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2018. The winner of the award will be announced at the CASDW Annual Conference. Authors are invited to nominate their own publications as well as those of other CASDW members. In order to be eligible, nominees must have been CASDW members in both 2017 and 2018.

The assessment criteria for the award are as follows: (1) the overall quality of the writing and thinking; (2) the significance of the question(s) addressed in the research; (3) the importance of the new knowledge presented in the article; and (3) and methodological rigour and/or innovation.

The award includes a prize of $100 and a one-year CASDW membership for the following year.

Applicant/nominees should send a PDF of the journal article or book chapter, as well as a complete reference, to the committee listed below:
Ros Woodhouse:
Sarah Banting:
Margaret Clow Bohan:

Job Posting || Assistant Professor, Writing Centre, New College, U of T

New College in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for one full-time teaching-stream position in the area of writing and language instruction at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream starting July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will also be appointed as Director of the Writing Centre.

The Writing Centre at New College provides one-on-one writing and language instruction for undergraduate students enrolled at New College. The Writing Centre also collaborates with interdisciplinary programs housed at New College to provide both writing instruction integrated within courses and one-on-one instruction for program students.

Learn more here.

CFP || EXTENDED – CASDW Conference

The 10th Annual Conference of
the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing/ (CASDW/ACR)
The Diversity of Writing and Discourse
Saturday, May 26 to Monday, May 28, 2018
University of Regina – Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

CALL FOR PAPERS Due Friday, January 19, 2018
For the 10th annual conference of CASDW/ACR, the largest gathering of writing studies scholars in Canada, we invite papers on all aspects of writing studies, especially those related to research, theory and pedagogy that connect with our theme, The Diversity of Writing and Discourse. This theme encompasses research and theoretical studies about the varied nature, place, role, and impact of writing and discourse, whether in the academy or other professional and public contexts. We ask that presenters share original material that has not been presented at CASDW or other conferences.

Papers might address topics relating to the diversity of writing and discourse such as the role of:
· writing and discourse in cultural and political debates from diverse perspectives
· writing and globalization and multilingualism
· writing in diverse institutional, professional, and cultural settings
· ethical issues related to writing and discourse and the teaching of writing and discourse
· writing in diverse digital places and in the context of multimodality
· writing development across the lifespan including in K-12, undergraduate and graduate curricula
· writing within and across different disciplines
· diverse approaches to writing assessment
· writing centres and teaching and learning centres
· student writing and diverse institutional approaches to plagiarism
· different approaches to the development of future writing teachers, scholars, and leaders

We welcome papers that draw on work in writing studies, genre studies, rhetorical theory, writing centre theory and practice, professional and technical writing research and practice, cultural studies, and faculty and TA development. We welcome papers that connect with CASDW’s heritage as a place for sharing research on technical and professional writing as well as those that connect with its more inclusive mission to examine all forms of discourse and writing and to explore pedagogical practices and innovations.

CFP || English for Academic Purposes Summer Conference, Norway

We invite you to participate at the 12th Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes summer conference:

NFEAP 2018 – The Future of Genres

Second Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the 12th annual NFEAP summer conference, which will take place on Thursday the 7th and Friday the 8th of June 2018 at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus), Oslo, Norway.

The theme for the 2018 conference is The Future of Genres.

Or, to put it another way, “The Futures of Genre” …

Genre is a vital concept and resource in EAP, and NFEAP 2018 offers opportunities to think about the ongoing, ever-developing relationship between genres, teaching, research and thinking. What are the key questions about genre, EAP and teaching at this moment in time, and what might they be in the future? How do concepts of genre affect and shape teaching and research in academic disciplines, and in EAP itself?

We welcome work that addresses genre(s) in relation to EAP theory and practice. This may include, for example, genre and voice or position; genre innovation (and innovative genres); genre analysis; the affordances of genres (and their limitations). Genre and its relationship to EAP may be understood broadly.

We invite proposals that explore genre in connection with EAP concepts; EAP training methods, principles, practices and research; needs analysis, syllabus and materials design, teaching strategies and methodological issues; group/interdisciplinary teaching; critical EAP; e-learning and technology; academic identities; academic literacies; any other relevant topics.

Plenary speakers:

John M. Swales, University of Michigan, USA

Christine M. Tardy, University of Arizona, USA

Carmen Perez-Llantada, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Submission guidelines:
Please submit your abstract of no more than 300 words and a biography of no more than 50 words by February 18th, 2018 using the link below. The standard length for presentations is 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation, plus 10 minutes for discussion). You will be notified of the outcome of the review process by March 17th, 2018.

Please use this link to submit your proposal.

The Ann Torday Gulden Scholarship
Ann Torday Gulden has been, for many years, a tireless and vital advocate for EAP in Norway, and this scholarship is named in her honour. This annual scholarship contributes up to 5000 NOK to the expenses of an EAP teacher or researcher to come to the conference and present their work. We seek to support work that is distinctive and original and that exemplifies innovative approaches to EAP theory and practice. It is open to all – please check the box provided in the proposal submission form if you would like to be considered for the scholarship.

Important dates:

Registration opens: December 2017
Deadline for abstracts: 18 February 2018
Notification of acceptance: 17 March 2018
Deadline for registration: 19 May 2018
Conference programme available: 6 April 2018
NFEAP conference 2018: 7-8 June 2018


The 1700 NOK conference registration fee includes refreshments and lunch for both days of the conference and the conference dinner on Thursday evening.
Please note that the NFEAP is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to assist with conference travel or subsistence.
We would like to thank you in advance for your contribution to the 12th NFEAP summer conference and look forward to having the opportunity to discuss and disseminate your work.

On behalf of the NFEAP organizing committee,

Tom Muir and Kristin Solli

Job Posting || Manager, Writing & Study Skills, Laurier Brantford

Wilfrid Laurier University currently has an opportunity to join the Laurier community as a Manager, Writing and Study Skills.

Reporting to the Director, Teaching, Learning and Retention, the incumbent is responsible for managing the development of the Writing and Study Skills Centre at the Brantford Campus. Working within a team environment, the Manager develops programming to enhance the academic skills of students in all programs and across the disciplines. The Centre uses a peer learning model that assists students with the development of their writing and academic skills, and the Manager oversees additional writing and academic skills instructional support to students and faculty.

The incumbent is responsible for managing all aspects of the centre and is expected to be innovative and responsive to the current needs of students and faculty at Laurier Brantford with respect to writing and learning skills, including specific support for student groups such as English Language Learners (ELLs), athletes, graduate students and for existing and new academic programs and disciplines at Laurier Brantford.

The incumbent may undertake special projects related to the evolving development of Retention and Learning. This position requires occasional travel with work done on-site at partner locations and Laurier’s other campuses.

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