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Lecturer in Rhetoric and Writing Studies at Waterloo (Deadline: May 8, 2015)

Lecturer in Rhetoric and Writing Studies

The University of Waterloo Department of English Language and Literature is accepting applications for a Lecturer position in Rhetoric and Writing Studies. The successful candidate will hold a three-year definite-term appointment at the rank of Lecturer. While this is initially a three-year contract position, the successful candidate may be considered for reappointment or appointment to a Continuing Lecturer position at the completion of their contract. The successful candidate will have a completed PhD and substantial teaching experience by the time of appointment, and will provide evidence of experience in course design. Evidence of successful teaching of academic writing at a university, a record of pedagogical innovation, and a record of engagement in the areas of rhetoric, composition theory, or pedagogy will be considered important assets. Experience teaching students for whom English is not a first language is an asset, as is experience with technical writing and professional communication. The teaching load for these positions includes consideration for research on pedagogy and is no more than a total of 8 term courses, normally spread over three 12-week terms a year.

The salary range for this position at the rank of Lecturer is $59,000 to $75,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

An appointment date of 1 August 2015 is preferred. The deadline for receipt of applications is 8 May 2015. Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at Please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample and/or link to an e-portfolio, and arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded (addressed to Dr. Fraser Easton, Chair, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo). More information about the Department is available at Further enquiries can be directed to the Department Chair, Fraser Easton, at 519-888-4567, ext. 33359 (e-mail: The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Three reasons to apply:

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