Lecturer, Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Hiring ends: Monday 31st of July 2017

Department of English Language and Literature Lecturer


The University of Waterloo Department of English Language and Literature invites applications for a three-year definite-term appointment at the rank of Lecturer in Rhetoric and Technical Communication. The successful candidate may be considered for reappointment or appointment to a Continuing Lecturer position at the completion of their contract.


Applicants must have a completed PhD and a substantial record of teaching by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will teach a writing- and speaking-intensive engineering communication course for first-year engineering students; thus, evidence of experience teaching technical communications courses at the post-secondary level will be considered an important asset. The successful candidate will also contribute to other areas of undergraduate teaching in communication and rhetoric.


The normal teaching load for this position is 7 term courses spread over three 12-week terms each year. The salary range for the rank of Lecturer is $60,000 to $80,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.


The department will begin to consider applications on 5 June 2017. Please submit applications to the Department Chair, Kate Lawson. Application materials must be submitted online as PDF files through https://arts-ofas.uwaterloo.ca/english/. Please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier, and arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded (addressed to Professor Kate Lawson, Chair, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo). After an applicant successfully completes an application, an automated email is sent to each referee. Please do not submit documentation or references via Inferfolio.


More information about the Department is available at https://uwaterloo.ca/english/. Further enquiries may be directed to Professor Lawson at 519-888-4567, ext. 33965 or by e-mail to englishchair@uwaterloo.ca.


The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


“Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo”.

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