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timeline is short.

Rob Irish

Lecturer in
Engineering Communication Program
Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

Applications are invited for one or more professional leave  
replacement Lecturers in the Engineering Communication Program, within  
the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of  
Toronto from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008.  The program oversees an  
integrated communication program across the undergraduate engineering  
curriculum, including teaching a range of credit and non-credit  
courses, workshops and individual consultations (in a writing centre)  
to instruct and support engineering students in writing and oral  
presentation as part of their studies.

The University of Toronto offers opportunities for collaborative and  
interdisciplinary research and teaching, the excitement of working  
with a diverse student population, and actively encourages innovative  
scholarship.  Toronto itself is one of the most multicultural places  
in the world and the safest city of its size in North America.

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment and deep  
knowledge of engineering communication. They will possess a PhD (or  
Master's degree and equivalent experience) in the field of Technical  
Communication or related area (such as Rhetoric, Second Language  
education, Applied Linguistics, Professional Communication, English,  
or Education).  Essential for this position are the ability to work in  
team-teaching contexts, experience with science or engineering and a  
track record of teaching excellence.  Other requirements are the skill  
to identify and solve curriculum delivery challenges, and the capacity  
to design instructional programs.  In addition, experience tutoring  
one-to-one, teaching Second Language at the university level, and  
developing Writing in the Disciplines (WID) programs would be strong  
assets.  Expertise in instructional technology is also desirable.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team to develop and  
support an integrated communication program for the undergraduate, and  
possibly graduate, engineering student population.  Specific courses  
or modules within courses may include any of the following depending  
on the particular skills of the candidate: technical communication,  
communication and design, oral communication, Engineering Strategies  
and Practice, professional writing.

This is a full-time academic position at the rank of Lecturer.  Salary  
will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Lecturer  
positions are teaching-stream appointments in which the emphasis is on  
teaching excellence and service to the university community.  The  
appointment will be for a period of one year beginning July 1, 2007.

The deadline for application is June 7, 2007.  Please send a letter of  
application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (with sample  
publications, course outlines, evaluations and teaching philosophy),  
and three letters of reference to Dr. Robert Irish, Director,  
Engineering Communication Program, Applied Science and Engineering,  
University of Toronto 35 St. George Street, M5S 1A4.   All qualified  
candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent  
residents will be given priority.  The University of Toronto is  
strongly committed to diversity within its community.  The University  
especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members,  
women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, and others who  
may contribute to further diversification of ideas. The University is  
also responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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