Job Opportunity: Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor in the area of Post-Secondary Writing Instruction to commence on August 01, 2018 (or as determined). The application period closes on May 30, 2018.

The successful candidate will possess a PhD in a field relevant to pedagogy, English, literature, professional communications, or Higher Education. Extensive experience teaching writing skills to undergraduate students at the post-secondary level is essential, and experience working with graduate or mature students would be beneficial. Experience in the  design and successful implementation of complex pedagogical programmes at the post-secondary level is considered an asset. As a technology-enhanced learning environment UOIT seeks faculty members who strive to explore and develop new pedagogies by integrating technology in the curriculum.

Excellent communications skills combined with a proven ability to collaborate effectively and respectfully with students, faculty, staff and community partners are essential. In line with UOIT’s commitment to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in our learning and working environment, we are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated an ability to develop and implement innovative and inclusive curriculum and teaching strategies that address the needs of a diverse student population.

Duties will include preparing and delivering courses devoted to improving writing skills for first year students in a variety of social science disciplines; developing diagnostics for measuring writing skills; contributing to the development of writing-intensive upper-year courses; and other duties as determined by the Dean.

The successful candidate will be expected to follow an 70% teaching, 20% service, and 10% other workload each year.

A review of applications will begin on May 12, 2018. Applicants should submit in electronic format (as a single pdf) a covering letter, their resume, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests,  evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of three referees through the UOIT website.

Learn more here (tracking code: 1168-136).

Full CASDW 2018 Program

Full CASDW 2018 Program

The 10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing l’Association canadienne de rédactologie (CASDW/ACR)

The Diversity of Writing and Discourse

University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

May 26 – May 28, 2018

Summary of Key Events

Saturday, May 26   

  • 9:00 am     Welcome reception: coffee and light breakfast
  • 9:30 am     Presentations
  • 11:00 am   Coffee break
  • 11:30 am   Presentations
  • 1:00 pm     Lunch on your own
  • 2:30 pm     Presentations
  • 6:00 pm     CASDW Social at Nest Piano Bar

Sunday, May 27

  • 8:30 am     Coffee and snacks
  • 9:00 am     Keynote: Paula Mathieu
  • 10 am        Coffee break
  • 10:30 am   Presentations
  • 12:00 pm   Lunch on your own
  • 1:30 pm     Joint session with ACCUTE for grad students
  • 2:00 pm     Presentations
  • 5:00 pm     President’s Reception CK122

Monday, May 28

  • 8:30 am     Coffee and light breakfast
  • 9:00 am     Closing Plenary: Joel Heng Hartse
  • 10:00 am   Coffee break
  • 10:30 am   Annual General Meeting of CASDW All welcome

Full CASDW 2018 Program

Job Opportunity: Faculty of Arts, University of British Columbia

New Home for Inkshed Archives

CASDW now generously hosts the archives for CASLL (the Canadian Association for the Study of Language and Learning, better known as Inkshed). Start at the Inkshed Archives page on this site and click on links to see the range of material available. You can also use the dropdown list under the “Related Associations” tab on the top menu bar, or search for “Inkshed Archives” from any page in the site.

All 110+ issues of the Inkshed Newsletter (1982-2015) are here in PDF form, along with a selection of reports and conference photos. Inkshed was the first organization to bring together Canadian writing specialists. It published several Newsletters a year and held 30 yearly conferences. The material in these archives reflects the development of writing studies in Canada. Thanks to CASDW for giving this valuable resource a home!

New Special Section of CJSDW/R

A new special section of Vol. 28 of  the Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie has just been published, titled “Play, Visual Strategies and Innovative Approaches to Graduate Student Writing Development,” edited by Britt Amell and Cecile Badenhorst. This section comprises eight pieces by contributors from Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, and Thailand.

To read these papers, please visit the CJSDW/R website