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Writing Coach, Foundation Year Program

Writing Coach, Foundation Year Program

The University of King’s College invites applications for the position of Writing Coach in the Foundation Year Program. This is an eight-month appointment, with the possibility of re-appointment, commencing September 1, 2020 and ending April 30, 2021.

Duties include offering one-on-one writing support to first year students, both asynchronously and synchronously, organizing and conducting workshops on writing, and developing writing resources.

The Writing Coach will provide feedback and advice to students virtually and will meet with students online by appointment and during regular drop-in hours for approximately 25 hours/week.

All candidates will have a university degree or equivalent in some area of the humanities or social sciences as a minimum. Familiarity with online tools, such as learning management software (e.g., Brightspace) and videoconferencing platforms, is desirable.

Closing Date: July 22, 2020

Salary: $25.00 per hour plus 4% vacation pay

A letter of application, along with a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references, along with evidence of teaching excellence, background in writing/communication pedagogy, experience with student writing support, and editorial work should be sent to the address below.

Dr. Neil Robertson
Director, Foundation Year Program
C/O Elizabeth McElroy
University of King’s College
6350 Coburg Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2A1

Electronic applications should be sent to fypoffice@ukings.ca

This position is subject to enrolment and budgetary approval.

The University of King’s College is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage and welcome those who would contribute to the diversification of our staff and faculty including, but not limited to women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.