Job Details
Posting ID : 2071
Position Title : Tenure-Track Professional Teaching Position - Children's Literature
Faculty/Academic Area : Faculty of Arts
Department : Department of English & Film Studies
Campus : Waterloo
Position Summary : Wilfrid Laurier University - The Department of English and Film Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Professional Teaching Position, subject to budgetary approval. Requirements for the position include: a PhD in English with demonstrated expertise in children’s literature; at least two years full-time teaching experience (or equivalent) in post-secondary education; and demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence and a commitment to pedagogical innovation (e.g. active learning, blended learning course design, community service learning, course (re)design, new educational technologies, and curriculum development and review).
Normally, faculty holding a Professional Teaching Position in the Faculty of Arts will teach six one-term courses annually over three terms; at least three courses will be taught at the first and second year levels. For more information on Professional Teaching positions at Laurier see Article 13.2 of the Collective Agreement (
The successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant Professor (provisional level) starting July 1, 2013.
Candidates should submit a teaching dossier that includes: teaching evaluations for all courses taught (including both the raw data and a summary of that data), along with a 1-2 page reflection on those evaluations; the most recent syllabi for all courses over the last five years; an account (max. 2-3 pages) describing work done on curriculum development and/or describing pedagogical innovations used in their classes; and a statement of teaching philosophy.     
Candidates should also submit a CV and sample publications, and provide contact information for three referees who can attest, not only to their field-specific expertise, but also to their commitment to teaching excellence. All materials should be sent to:
Dr. Ute Lischke, Chair c/o Ms. Joanne Buchan Department of English and Film Studies Wilfrid Laurier University 75 University Ave. W. Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5 Email: (for inquiries only).
The deadline for receipt of all materials is December 15, 2012. Electronic applications will not be accepted.                               
Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to the Acting Dean of Arts, Dr. Michel Desjardins ( Further information on the equity policy can be found at: