Twelve (12) month Limited Term Position, Learning Specialist, Ancillary Academic Staff I
University of Windsor
Position # 002403AASLT12-2022-FAHSSENGL
The University of Windsor’s Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for a Twelve (12) month Limited-term Learning Specialist position at the rank of Ancillary Academic Staff I commencing September 1, 2022. This position is a hybrid position between the Dean’s Office and the Department of English and Creative Writing, and is subject to final budgetary approval.
The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (FAHSS) at the University of Windsor offers more than 50 degree programs designed for highly motivated students who want a well-rounded and challenging education in the arts, humanities and social sciences to prepare themselves for the ever-changing world of work in the 21st century. For further information about the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, visit our web site at http://www.uwindsor.ca/fahss. The Department of English and Creative Writing is located in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. More information on the Department of English and Creative Writing may be found on our web site: https://www.uwindsor.ca/english.
The City of Windsor has a vital and expanding cultural community, and we are within easy driving distance of Stratford, Toronto, Detroit, and Chicago. Boundless opportunities exist to explore and expand creative potential within both the University and the community. A medium-sized university with a solid reputation in teaching and research, the University of Windsor offers a friendly and supportive environment for both living and learning.
Duties of the position include: teaching lab components of FAHSS first-year introductory courses, such as Understanding the Contemporary World, Investigating the Contemporary World and Effective Writing (EW), teaching EW in an online or partially online environment; implementing effective teaching and assessment strategies to promote student engagement in large and multidisciplinary courses; working in and fostering a multidisciplinary team environment for teaching; hiring and training large teams of GA/TAs; managing and overseeing large teams of GA/TAs; maintaining Blackboard sites for all sections of EW; and participating in the usual service obligations of the home AAU.
The successful candidate will be expected to have: either a PhD or an MA in English (preference will be given to those holding a degree in Creative Writing, Composition or related fields); completed professional development courses in teaching and learning, online teaching, cross-cultural pedagogical issues, effective assessment and learning outcomes; demonstrated understanding of motivational theory in an educational environment; a track record of success in teaching core skills development courses; a track record of success in online teaching; demonstrated excellence in assessing writing, critical reading, thinking and research skills of students who may be at risk; demonstrated high level interpersonal communication skills and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality; demonstrated organisational and administrative skills, including a proven ability to work as a team member or independently as required; demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills; demonstrated understanding of the principles of anti-discrimination, equity, occupational health and safety and other relevant legislation; demonstrated understanding of the principles of academic integrity; and demonstrated experience managing and hiring large teaching teams of GA/TAs.
• a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status, and how your background relates to the essential qualifications for this position, including any other skills you may possess that would help us advance our mission of connecting with students;
• a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
• a teaching dossier or portfolio demonstrating potential for or evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at https://www.uwindsor.ca/ctl/502/teaching-dossiers); and
• three (3) current letters of reference forwarded directly by academic referees most familiar with the candidate's qualifications for this position, to the Department Head of English and Creative Writing at the email listed below.
Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application (http://www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions) found on the job advertisement, and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of June 7, 2022. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee.
Questions to be sent to:
Dr. Katherine Quinsey, Acting Head, Department of English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences,
University of Windsor,
401 Sunset Avenue,
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
Phone: 519-253-3000 Ext. 2289;
The University of Windsor is situated on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations: the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie. The University is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 16,000 students. We are a welcoming community committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (women, Indigenous/Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) persons, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (email@example.com). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (http://www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.