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Job: Continuing Appointment, Academic Writing (Rhetoric and Composition), Lethbridge (deadline April 15, 2017)

Academic Writing – Instructor III (Rhetoric and Composition)


University of Lethbridge


Location: Alberta
Date posted: 2017-03-14
Advertised until: 2017-04-14

The Academic Writing Program at The University of Lethbridge invites applications for one Continuing Appointment (Probationary) position, at the level of Instructor III. This position will begin July 1, 2017 and it will be subject to budgetary approval and program needs.

Applicants should hold a completed Ph.D. or Master’s degree in rhetoric and composition (specializing in academic writing, writing in the disciplines pedagogies, or genre theory). In addition, experience teaching in these areas as well as in administering a university writing centre would be assets. The successful candidate will be expected to teach multiple sections of introductory academic writing, to develop and teach occasional upper-level writing-intensive courses, and to work with students-undergraduate and graduate, from across the disciplines-in the U of L’s Academic Writing Centre.

Founded in 1967, the University of Lethbridge has an enrollment of over 8,400 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University emphasizes student-experience and excellence in undergraduate teaching-particularly in its focus on liberal education-as well as world-class research.

All applications must be submitted online, and should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, evidence of effective teaching in writing-intensive courses (including sample course outlines, assignments, etc.), a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a sample of teaching evaluations, official transcripts, and at least three academic referees (named in the application letter). For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources website at and choose the “Academic Postings” option. References will be contacted directly, with information on how to submit their signed reference letters. Non-specific application letters, applications from obviously unrelated disciplines, and incomplete applications will not be considered.

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The closing date for applications is April 15, 2017.

The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University of Lethbridge is an inclusive and equitable campus encouraging applications from qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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