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Job: English Instructors at Kwantlen Polytechnic (Deadline: 1 March 2016)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

KPU offers all learners opportunities to achieve success in a diverse range of programs that blend theory and practice, critical understanding, and social and ethical awareness necessary for good citizenship and rewarding careers.

 ENGLISH INSTRUCTORS РCompetition Number 16-32

The Department of English at Kwantlen Polytechnic University invites applications for two half-time temporary faculty positions (2 x 50% non-regular type 2 appointments), subject to budgetary availability. The contract period for one of these positions will be May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017, with four courses (sections) to be taught either in Summer (May-August) term or across Summer and Fall (September to December) terms. The contract period for the second position will be from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017, with all four courses (sections) to be taught in Fall term.

KPU is a teaching-oriented polytechnic university serving communities in the South Fraser region. As leaders in innovative and interdisciplinary education, we offer all learners, regardless of background and preparation, opportunities to achieve the highest standards of academic performance. Our many programs of study provide applied learning and broad-based university education.

The English Department at KPU supports programs throughout the university and also offers its own major and minor Bachelor degree programs. We take great pride in our student-centered approach to learning, our emphasis on engagement and innovation, and our teaching-focused faculty. More information on the English Department and our programs and courses is available at: and

Primary teaching responsibilities will include first-year English courses, especially ENGL 1100 – Introduction to University Writing. Flexible availability is a necessity as courses may be scheduled during daytimes, evenings and/or weekends on any of our campuses.

The successful candidate will have a record of undergraduate teaching excellence in a student-centred environment and a strong commitment to departmental and university service. Preference will be given to candidates with a specialization in composition and rhetoric. A background or a demonstrated interest in one or more of the following would be an asset: British Romanticism, digital writing and pedagogy, new media and/or digital humanities, the graphic novel, and cross-cultural global literatures. An M.A. in English is required; a Ph.D. is preferred.

A complete application includes current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of undergraduate teaching success (including course syllabi/outlines and course evaluations), copies of transcripts of graduate degrees, and a list of three professional referees able to comment on your teaching ability and academic accomplishments.

We thank all applicants for their interest in KPU; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide copies of original transcripts.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please forward your application, quoting competition number 16-32 by March 1, 2016 to:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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