Job posting || Teaching Associate – Writing Centre, University of Waterloo

Teaching Associate – Writing Centre, University of Waterloo, 1 year contract (maternity leave)


From the job ad: (source)

Opportunity type: Paid

Rate of pay:  USG 8 (USG)
Position description:

The Writing Centre Teaching Associate provides writing and communications support to individual students, as well as classroom support to students and instructors as required. The Teaching Associate helps undergraduate and graduate students develop their writing and multi-modal communication skills. Because the Teaching Associate sees a variety of work, including discipline-specific assignments, papers, reports, résumés, proposals, presentations, and technically and theoretically complex dissertations, this person must be knowledgeable about a range of genres and disciplinary conventions. They must be able to respond to students at different levels and with different skills. Writing and communication support is provided through individual appointments both in person and online, at drop-in sessions, and through workshops and presentations.

The Teaching Associate works in a collaborative environment with responsibilities for information sharing and team work on projects, including taking the lead on organizational initiatives as required. The position of Teaching Associate requires exceptional communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as flexibility, initiative and resourcefulness, approachability, and a knowledge and understanding of the university and its community.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in writing or composition studies, TESOL, Education, or a related field.
  • Experience tutoring or teaching students at the post-secondary level, ideally at both undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Demonstrated ability to design clear, engaging and accessible learning resources including design and delivery of interactive workshops
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment

Qualified applicants can submit a resume and cover letter to Clare Bermingham.

Job posting || Specialist in Professional/Technical Writing and Digital Rhetorics/Humanities, Department of English at the University of Prince Edward Island

Specialist in Professional/Technical Writing and Digital Rhetorics/Humanities

 From the job posting:

The Department of English at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada, invites applications for a 10-month term position in professional/technical communication, digital rhetorics/humanities, and writing in the disciplines. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

Studies in writing, communication, and rhetoric is a growing area at UPEI, providing intellectual, pedagogical, and administrative leadership in writing and rhetoric in/across the curriculum (WID/WAC). This position requires teaching and leadership in professional/technical writing and digital rhetoric/new media. Writing faculty also contribute to teaching courses in first-year writing, with opportunities to teach literature and contribute to an emergent digital humanities area. We value liberal arts outcomes and student-centred, active, and experiential teaching and learning styles.

Minimum qualifications: 

The successful candidate must have the Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a closely related field. The candidate also must demonstrate (1) clear and relevant evidence of teaching experience and a commitment to teaching excellence; (ii) evidence of active scholarship, with a well-defined research agenda; (iii) the ability to work effectively with increasingly diverse students, culturally and linguistically; and (iv) an interest in contributing to a vibrant and intellectually engaged department.

Start Date: 

August 15, 2015

Application Instructions: 

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and a list of three references. Applications should be emailed, as PDF documents, directly to the Chair of English: Dr. Greg Doran at

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Closing date for applications is July 17, 2015.