Writing and Learning Consultant
Student Life

Competition #: 14.10.152

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to approximately 12,000 students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement.

Writing and Learning Services, a unit of Student Life, requires a writing and learning consultant. This position is responsible for providing individual and small group instruction to MacEwan University students in the various stages of writing—from the prewriting steps through the editing and revising steps—and in the area of study and learning skills. Writing and Learning Consultants also research, prepare and deliver classroom presentations about term/research paper writing, using documentation techniques to avoid plagiarism, and study and learning skills. In addition to one-on-one and group instruction, the incumbent will also be required to provide asynchronous writing support to students using the eTutor Alberta platform and to assist as needed in the development of online resources students may use to help them develop university-level writing and learning skills.

This is a sessional position (35 hrs./wk) from December 2014 to April 2015, with the possibility of extension. The incumbent may be required to work on more than one campus, although primarily at City Centre, and occasionally nights and weekends.

Applicants must have related experience in individual and group instruction at the post-secondary level. A thorough understanding and knowledge of writing, grammar and usage, and learning and study skills is essential. Applicants must have a bachelors degree with a broad liberal arts or education background, with a focus on English and the humanities. Experience working with English language learners and diverse student populations is an asset. An ideal candidate will also be experienced and comfortable with software used to create online resources, such as Blackboard. We require a person with superior writing and communication skills, strong initiative and the ability to work with a minimum of supervision.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Sessional (Professional Resource Faculty)
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date Friday, November 14, 2014
Competition No. 14.10.152
Apply In Person/By Mail MacEwan University
Human Resources Department
University Services Centre
Rm. 10-600, 10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2

Fax: (780) 497-5430
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