Job posting: One-year Limited Term Teaching Associate at University of Waterloo

Teaching Associate – Writing Centre – USG 8
1-year contract (maternity leave); Start date: August 31, 2015

The Writing Centre Teaching Associate provides writing and communications support to individual students, as well as classroom support to students and instructors as required. The Teaching Associate helps undergraduate and graduate students develop their writing and multi-modal communication skills. Because the Teaching Associate sees a variety of work, including discipline-specific assignments, papers, reports, résumés, proposals, presentations, and technically and theoretically complex dissertations, this person must be knowledgeable about a range of genres and disciplinary conventions. They must be able to respond to students at different levels and with different skills. Writing and communication support is provided through individual appointments both in person and online, at drop-in sessions, and through workshops and presentations.

The Teaching Associate works in a collaborative environment with responsibilities for information sharing and team work on projects, including taking the lead on organizational initiatives as required. The position of Teaching Associate requires exceptional communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as flexibility, initiative and resourcefulness, approachability, and a knowledge and understanding of the university and its community.

The ideal candidate will have:

A Master’s degree or equivalent in writing or composition studies, TESOL, Education, or a related field.

Experience tutoring or teaching students at the post-secondary level, ideally at both undergraduate and graduate levels

Demonstrated ability to design clear, engaging and accessible learning resources including design and delivery of interactive workshops

Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment

Qualified applicants can submit a resume and cover letter to Clare Bermingham