U Waterloo (Canada) lecturer positions

Definite Term Lecturer Positions in Speech Communication at University of Waterloo

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication at the University of Waterloo invites applications for one one-year Definite Term Lecturer in Speech Communication; and for one three-year Definite Term Lecturer position, both with a preferred start date of August 1, 2014. While the latter position is initially a three-year contract position, the successful candidate for the latter position will be entitled to consideration for Continuing Lecturer status at the completion of the contract. Based in a liberal arts faculty with high national and international standards, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 140 majors and offers eight different degree programs, including three and four year regular and honours programs, an Arts and Business degree option, and a minor and specialization. The program has concentrations in four areas: Intercultural Communication; Interpersonal/Organizational Communication; Performance Studies; and Public and Digital Communication.

These positions involve teaching eight courses per academic year in the fall, winter, and spring terms (80% of the appointment); and various service and administrative responsibilities (20% of the appointment). It is anticipated that both Definite Term Lecturers will teach communication courses specifically designed for students outside of the Faculty of Arts, as well as courses within the Speech Communication program. Strong candidates will be able to integrate theory and practice in courses in one or more of the following areas: performance studies; public speaking, interpersonal communication, small group communication, organizational communication, intercultural communication, and/or public and digital communication. Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to experiential learning, experience liaising with university faculty and staff, and familiarity with diverse groups of students will be assets.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities. This appointment will remain open until a suitable candidate has been hired. Send letters of application, complete CV, and names of three referees to: Dr. Jennifer S. Simpson, Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1. Review of applications will begin April 30, 2014.