Date: Jan 15, 2021
Location: Brantford, CA
Company: Wilfrid Laurier University
Position Title: BF299 BR – Academic Literacy: Humanities (Lecture)
Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Liberal Arts
Term: Spring 2021 (May 1 – August 31, 2021)
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 11:30AM – 12:50PM
Hours per week/Hours Total: 2 per week/24 total
Anticipated Class Size: 104
Additional Course Requirements: None
This skills-based course provides students with a broad introduction to the humanities as a scholarly enterprise. Students will learn the basic skills necessary to find, understand, conduct and communicate research in the humanities. Through lectures and small-group classes students will learn: how humanities scholars conduct research and report their results; the differences between primary and secondary sources; how to use databases and other research tools to gather scholarly resources effectively; how to use the critical reasoning techniques common in humanities inquiry; how to frame humanities research questions; how to synthesize and articulate their findings clearly, especially in written format; and how to be ethical scholars by practicing research and academic integrity. By the end of the course students will have experience using MLA and CMS styles of citation, interpreting both primary and secondary sources, preparing bibliographical information, and organizing, drafting and revising an argumentative essay.
**This position involves teaching pre-established course content.**
Qualifications – Required: Doctoral Degree
Qualifications – Discipline: PhD degree in humanities or related discipline.
Qualifications – Other: Familiarity with research in humanities is essential. Experience teaching Plato’s Apology is preferred. Prior experience teaching academic literacy is an asset, as is evidence of exemplary teaching.
Salary: 2/3rd of a stipend ($8,320.19)
Application Deadline: February 5, 2021
Submit with Application:
Required for All Applicants
Required for External Applicants
- Cover Letter
- Names and Contact Information for Referees
- Evidence of Good Teaching
Applicants will be required to submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree prior to being awarded a contract. It is highly recommended that applicants include this verification with their application.
To Apply: Address Applications to:
DO NOT CLICK THE “APPLY NOW” BUTTON TO APPLY TO THIS POSITION. Please submit the application via the email below.
Dr. Jonathan Lavery
c/o Celine Taillefer-Travers
Please indicate the Course Number and Posting ID in the email subject line. Questions can be directed to Celine Taillefer-Travers by email at [email protected]
This appointment is in accordance with the Part-time Contract Academic Staff Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.
Posted on: January 15, 2021
Posting ends: February 5, 2021
All applicants are assessed using Appendix H of the Contract Teaching Faculty and Part-time Librarians Collective Agreement. Candidates should consult WLU “Appendix H: Assessment of CTF Candidates” and ensure the information required is easily accessible in the application. https://www.wlu.ca/about/working-at-laurier/assets/resources/collective-agreement-wlufa-part-time-cas-and-librarians.html
For Supplementary Remuneration for large classes or multi-section courses, see Article 28.3
Pursuant to Article 13.5 of the Collective Agreement for Contract Teaching Faculty (CTF) and Part-time Librarians, all applicants shall apply electronically. Applications must be received by 23:59 local time of the date on the posting.
Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at [email protected] Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at [email protected]
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Members of the designated groups must self-identify to the appropriate Dean(s) to be considered for employment equity.
In accordance with the requirements of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the successful applicants will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.
To obtain a copy of this job posting in accessible format, please contact [email protected]
All course offerings will be contingent on adequate student registration and subject to budgetary funding.
Members of the Contract Teaching Faculty bargaining unit:
During this time of remote learning environment, the PTACs do not have access to Official Files. If there are documents you submitted to your Official File you would like the PTAC to use in the review of your application, you will need to include those documents when applying for positions.
Courses posted with the letters “OC” following the course number, are designated Online Courses. If the posting is absent of “OC” it is a course normally taught on campus, but during COVID-19 this course may be taught remotely. Courses created specifically for online instruction have been collaboratively designed by a content expert (normally a faculty member) and an instructional designer and digital media and educational technology specialists. Online course development is guided by instructional design strategies and makes use of pedagogically led technology. Online courses are intentionally developed for instructors and students to be separated by space (location) and/or time (often both).
Remote instruction, as the term is used here, uses technology-enabled tools and software to facilitate course delivery when in-person instruction is not possible in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Remote” instruction is not directly comparable to “online course” instruction. The difference is not in the quality of the content, but in the design of content delivery.