Job Posting || ELL positions, OCAD University, Toronto

The Office of Continuing Studies at OCAD University in Toronto is hiring for two short term contract (July 3rd 2018 – August 9th 2018) ELL positions. Job summaries can be found below. Applicants with experience working with ELLs at a post-secondary level as well as those with TESL certification are encouraged to apply. Please note, the deadline for applications is May 18th, 2018.

English Language Learning (ELL) Consultant:
Reporting to the Director, Office of Continuing Studies and working closely with the Program Coordinator and Instructors for the English for Art and Design (EAD) Summer Program, the Writing & Learning Consultant (ELL) will provide learning support for English Language Learners (ELL) at OCAD University (OCAD U) with an aim of enhancing ELL student academic performance and engagement. The emphasis of this role is on one-on-one writing and academic skills consultations with ELL students.

Further position details can be found here.

English for Art and Design (EAD) Instructor:
English for Art and Design (EAD) is a six-week summer program for English Language Learners (ESL/multilingual students) who are already accepted to OCAD University and are planning on starting in September. The EAD program will teach students the language skills required to talk and write about their work, negotiate group projects, and participate in class discussions. The EAD program is designed for OCAD U students and taught by OCAD U instructors.

The EAD Instructor reports to the Director, Office of Continuing Studies. The EAD Instructor will work closely with the EAD teaching team to deliver one section of the Discussion Topics in Visual Culture and provide learning support for English Language Learners (ELL) in the EAD Program, with an aim of enhancing ELL student academic performance and engagement.

Further position details can be found here.

Publications || CASLL/Inkshed Newsletter

CASLL no longer exists as an organization, but its contribution to Canadian writing studies lives on. All 110+ issues of Inkshed Newsletter from 1984 to 2012 are now online in space generously provided by CASDW, along with a selection of other Inkshed material.

Go to casdw-acr.ca/resources/casllinkshed-archives/ to see what’s available — and give yourself some time to get caught up by lively discussions and cogent insights, not to mention amusing photos from past conferences.

Job posting || Lecturers in Arts Studies in Research and Writing, UBC

Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) is seeking experienced and innovative educators to join its faculty as Sessional Lecturers with an anticipated start date of May 1 or September 1, 2018, depending on course scheduling.

Click the link on the top of this page to apply: https://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/working-with-us/apply/

Closing date: March 15, 2018

The following application materials must be submitted by noon on the application deadline: March 15, 2018:

(1) a letter of application indicating your suitability for the position
(2) curriculum vitae, including a list of all post-secondary courses taught
(3) a statement of teaching philosophy related to the teaching of writing
(4) a proposed syllabus for WRDS 150 (including a description of the research area examined, a list of sample texts, anticipated learning outcomes, and descriptions of sample assignments. For examples of syllabi of WRDS 150 sections currently being taught, see http://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/working-with-us/

Additional materials:

If you have previously taught in ASRW, please provide the following:
the names and contact informations of 3 academic references

If you have NOT previously taught in ASRW, please provide the following:
the names and contact informations of 3 academic references
evidence of teaching effectiveness and success in post-secondary teaching of writing (e.g., student evaluations of teaching and/or reports of peer review of teaching if available)

Application materials must be submitted online as .pdf files.

If you have any questions, please contact admin.fyp@ubc.ca

CWCA Conference registration now open! || Saskatoon, SK || May 24 & 25

We invite you to join us at the CWCA Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on May 24th and 25th, 2018. The conference theme is Politics and the Writing Centre: Inquiry, Knowledge, Dialogue and Action.

Conference registration for #CWCA18 now open!

Conference Fees >> register today

Before April 13, 11:59PM (Early Bird)
Conference registration fee: $125
Conference registration fee for students: $75

After April 13
Conference registration fee: $140
Conference registration fee for students: $90

Conference Program

See the two-day program. Changes will be announced as they are added.

Conference Accommodations

Several options are available.

Job Posting || Lecturer, Vantage College, UBC

Lecturer Position: Arts Studies in Research and Writing at Vantage College

Vantage College at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a part-time (80%), one-year, non-tenure-track Lecturer position in the field of Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) to start August 1, 2018. This position offers opportunities to engage in innovative curriculum design and pedagogy in collaborative teaching and learning communities. As a term appointment without review, this one-year position can be renewed upon demonstration of excellence in teaching as defined in Article 4.02 in Part 4 (Conditions of Appointment for Faculty) of the UBC Collective Agreement 2016-2019.

The successful candidate will be expected to dedicate their teaching and service workload to ASRW courses in the Vantage One Arts and Management programs. ASRW courses introduce students to the discursive practices of social science and humanities disciplines. UBC Vantage College (http://vantagecollege.ubc.ca) offers first-year curriculum in a cohort program to academically strong international students whose English language proficiency does not yet meet the English language requirements for direct admission into UBC degrees. Students take courses in one of Vantage College’s four streams (Arts, Science, Engineering, or Management) before transferring into second year in their degree program. The primary goals of the Vantage College curriculum are: (1) to encourage students’ cultural, linguistic, and academic engagement in disciplinary communities and (2) to maximize students’ successful transition to year two in the Faculties of Arts, Science, Applied Science, or Management.

The successful candidate will work closely with Vantage College colleagues in Arts and Management to develop, implement, and share innovative teaching practices and curricula. The successful candidate can expect to teach the following courses, taught by ASRW faculty in Vantage College:

  • ASTU 204A (Topics in Interdisciplinary Arts Studies: Inquiry and Evidence in the Humanities and Social Sciences), 3 sections;
  • WRDS 150 (Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences), 3 sections.

    Applicants will have a doctorate in a relevant field, including writing and discourse studies, composition, rhetoric, applied linguistics, language and literacy studies, or equivalent experience teaching academic writing in university environments in a way that is informed by current theories in writing pedagogy. Evidence of teaching excellence is required. Evidence of successful team building, collaboration, and curriculum development is an asset, as is a keen interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

    This part-time (80%) Lecturer position involves a teaching load of 18 credits (i.e., six 3-credit courses), plus 1 credit of teaching-related activities such as curriculum development (May-June 2019), plus service.

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The following application materials must be sent electronically (as separate.pdf files, using this file naming convention: LASTNAME, Firstname_Cover; LASTNAME, Firstname_CV; etc.) by email to the following address: employment@vantagecollege.ubc.ca by noon on the application deadline: March 27, 2018:

(1) a cover letter indicating your suitability for the position,

  1. (2)  curriculum vitae, including a list of all post-secondary courses taught, indicating credit value

    of each,

  2. (3)  a teaching dossier including,

    (a) statement of teaching philosophy related to the teaching of writing (1-2 pages max.),

    1. (b)  evidence of teaching effectiveness and success in post-secondary teaching of writing (e.g., student evaluations of teaching and/or reports of peer review of teaching if

      available), and

    2. (c)  proposed syllabus for WRDS 150 and, if applicable, other syllabi for writing and

      discourse studies courses taught. For more information about WRDS 150, please see https://asrw.arts.ubc.ca.

Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent by their referees to the same email address noted above by the stated deadline.

The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

CFP || IEEE Professional Communication Society Conference, Toronto

If you teach STEM communication at any level, please consider submitting a proposal for and/or attending the IEEE Professional Communication Society Conference July 23-25 in Toronto.

This is a smaller (compared to ASEE or CCCC) conference that is graduate student friendly and provides great opportunities for interactions with your colleagues.

You can view the call for papers here: http://procomm2018.utoronto.ca/how-to-participate/