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Exended Learning Coordinator U of Waterloo English Lang and Lit.

Ongoing position
Full or Part Time: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Jun 2 2011 - Jun 15 2011

Extended Learning Coordinator, Department of English Language and Literature


Applications are invited for an Extended Learning Coordinator in the Department of English Language and Literature for a three-year, definite-term appointment at the rank of lecturer. The successful candidate's duties will include facilitating the creation of new online Distance Education/Extended Learning (DE/EL) courses in English, teaching existing DE/EL courses as assigned, coordinating and supervising graduate teaching assistants in DE/EL courses, and the crafting of a more uniform and consistent DE/EL curriculum in English. Candidates for this position should have a demonstrated excellence in teaching, experience with running online courses, and expertise in an area of English literature, rhetoric, or digital media. Experience in digital pedagogy would be a distinct advantage, as would experience in supervising graduate teaching assistants.


The Department of English Language and Literature is currently the biggest contributor to DE/EL at the University of Waterloo, and it accounts for over 25% of all such instruction in the Faculty of Arts. The Department offers three- and four-year degrees by DE/EL, and supplements on-campus instruction in our undergraduate honours degrees by way of DE/EL. The successful applicant will have opportunities to coordinate his or her activities with some of the digital initiatives in English, including the Critical Media Lab, the specialization in Digital Media Studies, and the MA in Experimental Digital Media. Please visit our website at for more information about the Department. An appointment date of September 1st, 2011 is preferred.


The University of Waterloo is a research-intensive public institution, with the largest and most successful co-operative education program in North America. In last year's Maclean's Magazine national rankings, Waterloo was named one of the top three comprehensive universities in the country and has ranked as the "Best Overall" university in Canada in the national reputational survey in 17 out of the last 19 years. Consideration of applications will begin on July 1st, 2011.  Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample and/or electronic portfolio, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Dr. Fraser Easton, Chair, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON N2L 3G1 Canada. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents 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 is subject to the availability of funds.