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Extended-Term Appointment in Composition and Professional Writing

The Concordia University Department of English invites applications for an Extended Term Appointment (ETA) at the rank of Lecturer in Composition and Professional Writing.  This probationary continuing position requires a doctorate as well as university teaching experience in these fields.  The renewable appointment is initially for three years.  The successful candidate will be eligible for a Faculty professional development stipend.             

The mandate of an ETA is teaching and service. The paramount service of this ETA is to be Coordinator of the department’s Composition program and its Professional Writing Minor. The Coordinator manages the day-to-day operation of these programs and oversees the instructors responsible for delivering our suite of Composition and Professional Writing courses. The successful candidate will be able to propose ways to develop and expand our offerings in these areas.  Teaching duties will entail courses in Composition, Professional Writing, and related areas, such as Publishing.

The annual course allotment for an ETA is seven (21 credits), with concomitant course remission for coordination of the English programs.  Service experience and demonstrated teaching effectiveness in the relevant areas will determine the ranking of applicants.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, evidence of teaching proficiency, three letters of reference and proof of citizenship/residency. Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide proof of terminal degree and course evaluations. Please submit electronic applications only as one combined pdf.  All applications should be sent to:

Dr. Manish Sharma, Chair
Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Science
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.,
Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Sharma at  Subject to budgetary approval, the position could begin on June 1, 2019.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Applications should reach the Department of English no later than 10 May 2019.


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