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Full-Time Teaching-Stream Position, Assistant Professor/Director of the Writing Centre: New College in the Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Writing Centre – 1702331

Job Field: Teaching Stream

Faculty / Division: New College

Department: New College

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Job Posting: Jan 10, 2018

Job Closing: March 1, 2018, 11:59pm EST


New College in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for one full-time teaching-stream position in the area of writing and language instruction at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream starting July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will also be appointed as Director of the Writing Centre.

The Writing Centre at New College provides one-on-one writing and language instruction for undergraduate students enrolled at New College. The Writing Centre also collaborates with interdisciplinary programs housed at New College to provide both writing instruction integrated within courses and one-on-one instruction for program students.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto have both a collegiate and departmental structure. New College has a long-standing commitment to equity, and to supporting its diverse body of 5000 undergraduate students to excel intellectually, and to engage in the wider community. New College supports four interdisciplinary undergraduate programs -African Studies, Buddhist Mental Health and Psychology, Caribbean Studies, and Equity Studies – and houses two departments (Human Biology and Women and Gender Studies Institute).

The Director of New College Writing Centre will be responsible for providing administrative leadership for the Writing Centre; hiring, training, scheduling and leading a team of writing instructors; collaborating with New College program course instructors on assignment design, assessment and academic integrity, and course-integrated writing instruction; teaching writing in one-on-one, small group and classroom settings; designing co-curricular programming in the Writing Centre; contributing to curriculum development of New College programs; collaborating with New College librarians to deliver joint programming; providing administrative support to the English Language Learning program in the Faculty of Arts and Science; engaging in collaborative initiatives; active contributions to New College governance, programming and committees; engaging in collaborative leadership within the vibrant and intellectually engaged community of writing centres in the Faculty of Arts and Science and at the University of Toronto more widely.

The successful candidate must have at least one post-graduate degree in the area of writing and language instruction, or a relevant field, or equivalent professional, creative or instructional experience. A PhD is preferred. Five-year experience in a university writing centre, including administrative experience, is required. The successful candidates must demonstrate teaching excellence at the undergraduate level. Experience working with students in humanities, social science, science and interdisciplinary programs is required. Familiarity with curricula and pedagogy related to New College’s academic programs is desirable. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference, and the teaching dossier and teaching statement submitted as part of the application. The Director must also demonstrate a strong record of active scholarship, publications related to pedagogy or writing instruction and/or creative pedagogical and professional activity. A demonstrated ability to work effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse undergraduate students is required.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and sample course syllabi), as well as a writing sample.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by March 1, 2018. Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters (signed and on letterhead) directly to the department via e-mail to by the closing date.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Principal Bonnie McElhinny (

For more information about New College, please visit

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

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

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