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Teaching Associate (Digital Communications Specialist) – Writing Centre - USG 8

1-year contract

The Writing Centre Teaching Associate (Digital Communications Specialist) provides writing and communications support to individual students, as well as classroom support to students and instructors as required. The Teaching Associate helps undergraduate and graduate students develop their writing and multi-modal communication skills. This position has a key focus on the areas of digital writing and communications, including digital literacy, multimedia design, visual rhetoric, and communicating in online contexts. Because the Teaching Associate (Digital Communications Specialist) sees a variety of work, including discipline-specific assignments, papers, reports, résumés, proposals, presentations, and technically and theoretically complex dissertations, this person must be knowledgeable about a range of genres and disciplinary conventions. They must be able to respond to students at different levels and with different skills. Student support is provided through individual appointments both in person and online, at drop-in sessions, and through workshops and presentations.

The Teaching Associate (Digital Communications Specialist) works in a collaborative environment with responsibilities for information sharing and team work on projects, including taking the lead on organizational initiatives as required. This position requires exceptional communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as flexibility, initiative and resourcefulness, approachability, and a knowledge and understanding of the university and its community.

The ideal candidate will have:

§  A Master’s degree or equivalent in writing, digital writing or composition studies, TESOL, Education, or a related field.

§  A specialization in digital skills and communications, demonstrated through formal education or work training and experience

§  Experience tutoring or teaching students at the post-secondary level, ideally at both undergraduate and graduate levels

§  Demonstrated ability to design clear, engaging and accessible learning resources including design and delivery of interactive workshops

§  Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment


This position will begin on October 22, 2015. Please apply with a resume and cover letter addressed to Clare Bermingham, Writing Centre Manager at [log in to unmask]

The complete job description is located at:





Clare Bermingham

Manager, Writing Centre

2nd Floor, SCH

University of Waterloo

519-888-4567 x.31364

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