Dear colleagues (apologies if you receive this more than once)~~

The UBC Writing Centre seeks instructors to teach Commerce 486W – Business
Writing (3 cr hrs).  This 3rd-year course—offered in the Sauder School of
Business—focuses on genres, issues, and strategies relevant to writing in
business settings.  The readings and writing assignments promote critical
thinking about business communication, and help prepare students for writing
effectively at the 4th-year level as well as in professional settings.

Instructors must hold at least a master’s degree, have previous
post-secondary teaching experience, and show evidence of an ability to teach
business/ technical/professional writing.   Excellent communication skills,
ability to work with a team of instructors, basic familiarity with
WebCT/Vista, and some knowledge of business contexts are strong assets.
Appointments begin 1 September 2009 and end 31 December 2009.

To apply, please email a cover letter and c.v. (with the names of three
referees) to *Dr. Herbert Rosengarten*, Acting Director of the UBC Writing
Centre, at [log in to unmask]  *The deadline for applications is 15 July

Appointments to this position are subject to enrolment and funding
considerations. Candidates should be available to teach
Monday/Wednesday/Friday sections.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.  We
encourage all qualified persons to apply.  However, Canadians and permanent
residents of Canada will be given priority.  (Note:  Moving expenses for
sessional positions are not covered.)

A general description for COMM 486W – Business Writing follows:

COMM 486W – Business Writing (3 cr hrs) is mandatory for 3rd-year students
in the Sauder School of Business.  This course provides an opportunity for
students to study and practice the forms of writing they will need for a
successful career in business.  Students learn distinctive elements of
business writing by critiquing, developing, and designing a variety of print
and electronic documents for multiple audiences.  A major writing assignment
is planning, researching, and developing a short, professional-quality
report or proposal.  As well, given the importance of teamwork in business
settings, the course introduces students to writing in teams and reviewing
peers’ work.  Editing skills and techniques for honing style are also

Each section has the same assignments, due dates, and core readings.
Instructors may choose additional readings and will have many opportunities
to design their own classroom activities.  All instructors have a
WebCT/Vista site for adding resources and/or optional online discussions as
well as linking to, which is required for the report/proposal


Amanda Goldrick-Jones
Coordinator, Business Writing
UBC Writing Centre & Sauder School of Business
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