AF105A - Skills for University Success (Fall 2021)

Wilfrid Laurier University


June 18, 2021


AF105A - Skills for University Success (Fall 2021)

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Date: Jun 8, 2021

Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Arts

Department : Office of the Dean of Arts

Campus: Waterloo

Employee Group: WLUFA

Requisition ID: 2049

Position Title : AF105-A Skills for University Success

Academic Faculty : Faculty of Arts

Area/Department : Faculty of Arts Dean's Office

Term: Fall term: September 1 – December 31, 2021

Days/Times : Monday and Wednesday 10:30 – 11:50 AM (REMOTE DELIVERY)

Campus: Waterloo

Hours per week : 3/36

Anticipated Class Size : 40

Additional Course Requirements : None

Position Summary :

AF 105 is a small remote first-year course designed to provide incoming Arts students with the tools necessary to successfully transition from high school to university. This course offers a high-impact teaching practice meant to guide students through a deep understanding of how four primary academic pillars (reading, writing, research, oral presentation) are different in a university learning environment, as compared to the work completed in high school. In addition to developing this awareness, the course will subsequently provide students with the tools to successfully execute these core competencies that will lay the foundation for success in subsequent courses. Embedded within this synchronous academic skill development will be course components delivered asynchronously intended to support the holistic development of these students, helping them to establish habits that will set them up for success outside the classroom as well. A course outline and methods of evaluation have been established for this course, to ensure consistency across all sections. The incumbent will be required to create lessons focusing on academic skills development rather than on building discipline-specific skills.

Qualifications Required : PhD

Qualifications Discipline: Humanities, Social Sciences or Education

Qualifications Other: Preference will be given to those applicants who submit a teaching dossier with evidence of training and/or teaching experience in core academic competencies (reading, writing, research, oral presentation).

Salary: $8414.99

Application Deadline : June 18, 2021

Submit with Application :

Required for All Applicants :

• CV (required)

Required for External Applicants :

• Names and Contact Information for Referees

• Evidence of Good Teaching

Optional :

• Cover letter

• Teaching Dossier

• Sample Course Outline (2-pages maximum)

Applicants will be required to submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree prior to being awarded a contract. It is highly recommended that applicants include this verification with their application.

Applications may be addressed to:

Cathy Mahler

Dean of Arts Office

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo, Ontario

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This appointment is in accordance with the Part-time Contract Academic Staff Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.

Please Note: For Supplementary Remuneration for large classes or multi-section courses, see Article 28.3

Please Note:

For Supplementary Remuneration for large classes or multi-section courses, see Article 28.3

Pursuant to Article 13.5 of the Collective Agreement for Contract Teaching Faculty (CTF) and Part-time Librarians, all applicants shall apply electronically. Applications must be received by 23:59 local time of the date on the posting.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University's Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier's core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates from equity deserving groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at . Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources

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 the appropriate Dean(s) to be considered for employment equity.

In accordance with the requirements of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the successful applicants will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.

All course offerings will be contingent on adequate student registration and subject to budgetary funding.

Members of the Contract Teaching Faculty bargaining unit:

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All job postings will be for in-person teaching, unless they are indicated "OC" for Online Course or "Remote" for remote teaching. OC and Remote teaching is defined below.

Courses created specifically for online instruction have been collaboratively designed by a content expert (normally a faculty member) and an instructional designer and digital media and educational technology specialists. Online course development is guided by instructional design strategies and makes use of pedagogically led technology. Online courses are intentionally developed for instructors and students to be separated by space (location) and/or time (often both).

Remote instruction, as the term is used here, uses technology-enabled tools and software to facilitate course delivery when in-person instruction is not possible in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Remote" instruction is not directly comparable to "online course" instruction. The difference is not in the quality of the content, but in the design of content delivery.

In-person fall teaching will be supported by classroom safety and hygiene protocols aligned with public health guidelines in effect at the time and will adhere to any COVID-19 related university policies including the COVID-19 face covering policy. Questions related to classroom safety protocols can be directed to SHERM ( Questions related to employment accommodation needs can be directed to the confidential Health & Abilities team in Human Resources

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