EN190L: Intro. to Academic Writing

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Author ahnationtalk
Date August 27, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Part Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Salary $8,100 - Annual
Location Waterloo, ON
Category Admin / Office
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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EN190L: Intro. to Academic Writing

Posting ID : 11229
Position Title : EN190L: Intro. to Academic Writing
Faculty/Academic Area : Faculty of Arts
Department : English and Film Studies
Term : Winter < January 1 – April 30, 2020 >
Days/Times : Tues./Thurs. 8:30 – 9:50 am
Campus : Waterloo
Hours per week/Hours Total : 3 / 36
Anticipated Class Size : 30
Additional Course Requirements : None

Position Summary :

An introduction to academic writing, reading, and research at the university level. This course covers different genres of academic writing such as the book review, annotated bibliography, and research essay, in addition to citation and documentation techniques. Students gain practical experience through in-class writing exercises and a series of linked assignments. Includes opportunities for instructor and peer assessment, and also promotes a reflexive approach to writing as a process by helping students develop strategies for self-evaluation and improvement.

Qualifications – Required : Doctoral Degree
Qualifications – Discipline : English
Qualifications – Other : Proven teaching experience in university-level writing courses.
Salary : $8,100
Application Deadline : September 10, 2019
Submit with Application : Required for All Applicants

  • CV (required)
Required for External Applicants
  • Names and Contact Information for Referees
  • Evidence of Good Teaching
  • Cover letter
  • Teaching Dossier
  • Sample Course Outline (2-pages maximum)


Applicants will be required to submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree prior to being awarded a contract. It is highly recommended that applicants include this verification with their application.

To Apply :
Address Applications to:
Dr. Tamas Dobozy, Chair
English and Film Studies
Candidates should consult WLU Appendix H “Assessment of CAS Candidates” and ensure the information required is easily accessible in the application package.
NOTE: We ask that all application material be submitted in a single PDF document, regardless of the number of courses for which you are applying.
This appointment is in accordance with the Part-time Contract Academic Staff Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.
Posted on : August 26, 2019
Posting Ends : September 10, 2019
Please Note :
For Supplementary Remuneration for large classes or multi-section courses, see Article 28.3
Pursuant to Article 13.5 of the Collective Agreement for Part-time Contract Academic Staff (CAS) and Part-time Librarians, all applicants shall apply electronically. Applications must be received by 23:59 local time of the date on the posting.
Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at jbecker@wlu.ca. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at equity@wlu.ca.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 
Members of the designated groups must self-identify to the appropriate Dean(s) to be considered for employment equity.
In accordance with the requirements of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the successful applicants will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.
To obtain a copy of this job posting in accessible format, please contact artsinfo@wlu.ca
All course offerings will be contingent on adequate student registration and subject to budgetary funding.
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