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.

Career opportunity | Manager, Writing Centre (One year contract) | University of Waterloo

Career opportunity  |  Manager, Writing Centre  (One year contract)

Date: February 2014

Reports to: Special Advisor to the Provost on English Language Competency

Jobs Reporting: Writing Centre Teaching Associates

Location: Main Campus

Grade: 10; 35 hours per week

Primary Purpose

The Manager, Writing Centre is accountable to the Special Advisor to the Provost for managing the staff, processes and activities involved in providing outstanding writing support for both undergraduate and graduate students.  A significant role of the Manager is working closely with the Special Advisor to the Provost, Writing Centre staff, Faculties, and key stakeholders on the strategic leadership and transition of the Writing Centre as it evolves to support a more integrated approach to English Language competency development on campus, including implementing recommendations of the 2012 report on Support for English Language Competency.