EU412(C5) - Foundations of Language and Literacy Education J/I (Fall
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Date: Jun 18, 2022
Location: Brantford, CA
Company: Wilfrid Laurier University
Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Education
Department : N/A
Employee Group: WLUFA
Requisition ID: 4403
Position Title: EU412(C5): Foundations of Language and Literacy
Term: Fall 2022 (September 6 – November 25, 2022)
Days/Times: Thursday (8:30am-11:30am)
Hours per week/Hours Total: 3/36
Anticipated Class Size: 36
Additional Course Requirements: None
Posted on: June 18, 2022
Posting ends: July 3, 2022
Position Summary: This introductory course investigates current theory and
practice related to English language and literacy development, including
effective assessment, planning, and instruction, and implementation of the
Ontario Curriculum across the junior/intermediate level (grades 4 to 10).
The course will focus on the development of requisite knowledge and skills to
establish a repertoire of research and evidence-based instructional strategies
to support students' foundational literacy development. The course will
consider a broad definition of literacy to examine the literacy practices of
our changing world to include how equity, diversity, inclusion, and
indigenization practices support and foster a critical orientation to teaching
Qualifications – Required: Master's degree in education or related
discipline; Bachelor of Education and/or K – 12 Teaching Certification; K – 12
teaching experience in languages and literacy.
Qualifications – Discipline: Education or related content area.
Qualifications - Areas of Specialization: Language and literacy education.
Qualifications - Preferred or an asset: Doctoral degree in education or
related discipline; post-secondary teaching experience in teacher education;
Teaching languages and literacy in Ontario schools at the elementary school
level; School leadership experience in literacy education.
Application Deadline: July 3, 2022
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Names and Contact Information for Referees
Evidence of Good Teaching
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:
Dr. Steve Sider
Chair, Part-time Appointment Committee
Faculty of Education
Wilfrid Laurier University
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Part-time Librarians Collective Agreement , for which the Wilfrid Laurier
Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent. All
applicants are assessed using both the “Appendix H: Assessment of CTF
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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.
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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority. 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.
Members of the designated groups must self-identify to the appropriate
Dean(s) to be considered for employment equity.
All course offerings will be contingent on adequate student registration and
subject to budgetary funding.
Members of the Contract Teaching Faculty bargaining unit:
Laurier's mandatory vaccination policy paused May 1. Should public health
recommendations change, vaccination requirements can be brought back on short
notice. While proof of vaccination requirements paused May 1, Laurier
community members should remain up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations,
including booster doses, as recommended by public health. The university
reserves the right to re-implement the vaccination requirement at any time in
response to public health conditions. Wilfrid Laurier University will keep its
mandatory face-covering policy in effect until further notice.
In-person teaching will be supported by classroom safety and hygiene protocols
aligned with public health guidelines in effect at the time and will adhere to
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