Position Title International Student Writing Advisor
Department/Unit Writing Resource Center
Posting Number S405-21
Employee Group DPMG
Position Type Regular, On-Going
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $52,669 - $71,260 per annum
This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be
initiated by the Job Design Unit in approximately six months.
About Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada's leading research-intensive
university and a driver of the region's intellectual, social and economic
development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an
Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and
international university, with more than half of our more than 20,000 students
coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a
vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic
excellence in 2018.
The Writing Centre is an integral part of a group of complementing Student
Affairs departments supporting student success through skills development and
advising support. The Centre teaches students to effectively express their
thoughts, knowledge, and learning through writing. The Centre also acts as a
resource for faculty who are teaching writing through disciplinary content and
contexts. Reporting to the Lead Advisor, the International Student Writing
Advisor tutors students in one-on-one sessions, group sessions, online modes
of teaching delivery, and supplemental classes, with a special focus on
international students/English for Non-Native Speakers of English. The
International Student Writing Advisor assists in tutor training programming,
supports the Writing Centre team with international student challenges, and
fosters relationships with departments and faculty teaching these students.
The International Student Writing Advisor also contributes to strategic
programming initiatives focused on student writing development, retention and
completion of degrees of international students.
Tutor and advise students in one-on-one writing sessions focusing on
Develop materials for one-on-one sessions (e.g., handouts), supplemental
classes, presentations, and for use in the Writing Centre.
Implement strategies that address the varying strengths of our
international student population using learning outcomes and other
measurements to inform practice.
Assist in tutor training which includes the development of new training
modules, observing and mentoring tutors, tutor assessment and evaluation.
Advise and support faculty and staff on writing issues and writing
pedagogy through consultations and delivering supplemental classes to help
international students develop writing competencies.
Perform administrative functions as required to support the Centre.
Some evening and weekend work will be expected.
The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of full vaccination
or may seek an accommodation from Dalhousie's vaccine requirements on grounds
protected under provincial human rights legislation. Visit the Campus Check
website for more information.
Master's degree in relevant discipline (e.g., English for Academic Purposes,
Education in Second Language Writing Pedagogy, Applied Linguistics), plus
approximately three to five years' experience (or equivalent combination of
training and experience) is required. Experience working with a diverse range
of post-secondary, international students in a tutoring and advising role
preferred. Knowledge of key academic writing issues and challenges facing
international students as they transition into and through university; strong
understanding of the Writing Studies theory and practice of student writing
development generally, and, academic writing (English for Academic
Purposes). Excellent writing and tutoring ability; demonstrated evidence of
program development and implementation.
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie's
core and leadership competencies (https: // www. dal.ca/dept/leaders.html), in
- Self-Awareness & Professionalism
- Respect & Inclusion
- Knowledge & Thinking Skills
- Relationship Building
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total
compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and
dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance
program and a tuition assistance program.
Applications from current university employees and external candidates are
assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special
We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates
selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department
or Human Resources.
Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in
diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from
Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons,
women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and
all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For
more information, please visit www. dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 01/10/2022
Close Date 01/23/2022
Open Until Filled No
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