For those of you who were at Inkshed PEI, you will know that it gives me
great pleasure to pass on this information.
After much discussion and negotiation, I decided to return to SFU and become
a full-time Canadian resident again!
Please pass this notice on to anyone you think might be interested and feel
free to email me at [log in to unmask] for additional information.
The following position has just been approved by the Dean's office.
Limited term lecturer position:
The Centre for Writing-Intensive Learning (CWIL) invites applications for a
full-time limited term lecturer to participate in the development and
implementation of writing intensive (WI) courses across disciplines in the
Faculty of Arts at Simon Fraser University.
The CWIL is a newly established free-standing centre attached to the Dean of
Arts office. It has a mandate to assist departments and faculty on a
by-request basis in the teaching of writing, in course/assignment design and
in the implementation of writing as a means of learning. Initially, the
lecturer will assist the Director in what will be a 'start-up' situation of
developing departmental contacts, identifying individual needs, selecting
appropriate materials and serving in a consultative or collaborative
capacity with faculty. The Centre's goal is to pilot work with faculty in
six courses in the Spring 2003 semester. As workable models of consultation
and collaboration emerge, the Centre will expand its personnel and services.
The ideal candidate will have expertise both in teaching writing and in
teaching others to teach writing; will be ready to develop instructional
materials and provide training and mentoring to faculty, TAs or others who
have a role in the teaching of WI courses; to implement methods of
monitoring and assessing the outcomes of WI courses to determine their
effectiveness; and to modify instruction and training in response to
Preferred qualifications: an advanced degree, preferably Ph.D., in the
fields of composition, rhetoric, discourse analysis, or related fields;
experience working in a writing centre and with professional development of
instructors; and successful experience in teaching academic/university
writing. A willingness to work collaboratively in a flexible and emerging
situation with all the attendant ambiguities is a must.
Term: two years with the possibility of renewal.
Starting date: October 1, 2002.
If interested, please send cover letter of application, copy of your
curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability, and names and contact
information for 3 referees to:
Dr. Wendy Strachan, Director, Centre for Writing-Intensive Learning, Office
of the Dean of Arts, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Deadline for application: August 1, 2002.
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