Sessional Instructor Position, University of Winnipeg

The Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at The University of Winnipeg invites applications for a twelve-month term position at the rank of Instructor. The successful candidate will teach Academic Writing (3 and 6 credit hours), including sections designated for EAL students. Subject to budgetary approval, this appointment will be effective August 1, 2013.

The Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications is unique in Canada, offering 3- and 4-year B.A.s in Rhetoric and Communications as well as a Joint Program in Communications (with Red River College). It has 13 full-time faculty members, an up-to-date Computer Writing Lab and a Writing Centre staffed by peer tutors.

Applicants should have a minimum of a Master’s degree in English or Education with a concentration in language and literacy or in Rhetoric and Composition, and experience teaching writing at the postsecondary level. A TESL certificate and/or experience teaching English as an Additional Language would be a distinct asset. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, especially the teaching of writing.

Qualified individuals should apply by April 30, 2013, including a curriculum vitae and other relevant documentation, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the address below. Evidence of teaching proficiency should be included, if possible. Applications should be addressed to the following:

Dr. Judith Kearns, Chair
Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications
The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3B 2E9

PHONE: 204-786-9848

The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is initially directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.