The Ontario College of Art & Design, one of Canada's leading
institutions for advanced education in art and design, currently
requires outstanding scholars/researchers and gifted teachers to join
OCAD in an important period of institutional change.
Faculty of Liberal Studies
Academic Writing w/ ESL speciality
The Faculty of Liberal Studies invites applications for a full-time,
limited-term (1-3 years) contract for a position at the rank of
Assistant Professor in Liberal Studies with a focus on teaching English
as a Second Language and Academic Writing. Experience developing and
implementing writing pedagogy in Fine Art and other Liberal Studies
disciplines would be an asset. This position is to commence with the
2008/09 academic year, subject to budgetary approval.
This position includes the following responsibilities: providing
leadership in the ongoing development of entry-level academic writing
classes, coordinating the delivery of first-year writing courses and
overseeing OCAD's "English for Art and Design" program, as well as
establishing ESL support for a range of academic disciplines (tutorials,
etc.) at the 100 and 200-level. The position requires coordination with
programming offered through OCAD's Writing & Learning Centre.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach at all undergraduate
levels, including first year courses, to maintain an active research
profile, to contribute to the ongoing development of the undergraduate
curriculum as well as graduate programs, and to participate in the usual
Faculty and university-wide governance system, as well as other
activities that contribute to the academic life of OCAD.
Candidates are expected to have a completed PhD or degree equivalent in
English Writing or Rhetoric, or another relevant field; a strong record
of research, scholarship, and publication; at least two years of
post-secondary teaching experience; excellent organizational and
intercommunication skills; and an aptitude for innovative curriculum
development in a degree-granting art and design institution.
Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications,
with access to full benefits and pension contribution after one year of
Applications should be submitted to the address below, including a
letter outlining interests in the areas of teaching, research/practice,
and service; an updated curriculum vitae; and the names and contact
information of three referees whose reference letters should be sent
directly to Kathryn Shailer, Dean, Faculty of Liberal Studies. The
review of applications will begin on February 15th, 2008, and will
continue until the position is filled.
Secretary, Faculty of Liberal Studies
Ontario College of Art & Design
100 McCaul Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1W1
Fax: (416) 977-0235
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Web site: www.ocad.ca
As an employment equity employer, we encourage applications from women,
First Nations People, visible minorities, and people with disabilities.
All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. While we thank
all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be
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