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The Centre for Writing-Intensive Learning (CWIL) invites applications for
two full-time limited term lecturers to participate in the development and
implementation of writing-intensive (W) courses across disciplines at Simon
Fraser University. This initiative is part of a broader undertaking
concerning new undergraduate requirements (effective September 2006) in
areas of writing, quantitative reasoning, and breadth
(see ) These positions will be attractive to dynamic
individuals with a strong background in rhetoric and composition and faculty
in-service development.  Demonstrated success in and commitment to
consultative approaches are essential. The successful applicants for these
positions will possess excellent communication and training skills.


CWIL is a recently established centre currently attached to the Dean of Arts
and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University, a comprehensive university
with approximately 16,000 FTE students spread across three campuses in
Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver. CWIL works closely with many others engaged
in the new curriculum, in areas as diverse as student support, faculty
development, and pedagogical assessment.

CWIL itself currently has 3 faculty members, including the director, a
departmental assistant, and a variety of part-time and temporary help from
research assistants, consultants, and work-study students.  (See )


Using a collegial and consultative approach, CWIL has a mandate to assist
all university departments and faculty in developing strategies for the
teaching of writing in the discipline, in course/assignment planning and
design and in the implementation of writing as a means of learning.  CWIL
faculty arrange discussions with departments and individuals, collaborate in
preparing course syllabi, meet regularly during the semester with both the
instructor and any TAs assigned to a W course, help to prepare materials as
needed, and generally serve in a consultative and supportive role.  We
develop workshops on a variety of topics and invite broad participation as a
means of creating communities of people interested in teaching writing.  In
addition, we are building a comprehensive website, a bibliography on a
searchable database, and a library of materials for faculty (and in some
cases extra-SFU) use. As assigned by the Director, individual faculty
members may take on additional special projects


. MA (PhD preferred) in composition, rhetoric, genre theory or related
fields - consideration will be given to those with a graduate degree (PhD
preferred) in another discipline but who also have extensive experience in
composition and rhetoric.
. familiarity with university academic environments
. successful experience in teaching academic/university writing
. successful experience in teaching others to teach writing
. ability to develop instructional materials
. ability to provide training and mentoring to faculty, TAs or others who
have a role in the teaching of W courses
. excellent written and verbal skills in English
. exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

. a background or experience of working in the sciences and/or applied

Appointments will be made to an academic home department but duties
fulfilled within the Centre for Writing-Intensive Learning.  Simon Fraser
University is committed to the principle of equity in employment and offers
equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants. All qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent
residents will be given priority. LTL salary scale can be viewed at

Term: one year with the possibility of renewal.

Starting date:  May 1, 2005 or soonest thereafter.

Please note: These positions are subject to budgetary approval.

If interested, please send cover letter of application, a copy of your
curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability, and names and contact
information for 3 referees who have known you in a professional capacity to:

Dr. Wendy Strachan, Director,
Centre for Writing-Intensive Learning AQ 6205
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

Review of applications will begin on Jan 25, 2005 and continue until the
position is filled.

Wendy Strachan, Ph.D.
Director, Centre for Writing-Intensive Learning
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

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