REPOSTED: EU412(C1, C2 and C3) - Foundations of Language and Literacy Education J/I (Fall 2022)

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September 1, 2022


REPOSTED: EU412(C1, C2 and C3) - Foundations of Language and Literacy

Education J/I (Fall 2022)

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Date: Jul 23, 2022

Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Education

Department : N/A

Campus: Waterloo

Employee Group: WLUFA

Requisition ID: 4481

Position Title: REPOSTED: EU412(C1), (C2) and (C3): Foundations of Language and Literacy Education (Junior/Intermediate)

Term: Fall 2022 (September 6 – November 25, 2022)

Days/Times: (C1) Thursday (8:30am-11:30am); (C2) Thursday (1:00pm-4:00pm); (C3) Friday (1:00pm-4:00pm)

Hours per week/Hours Total: 3/36

Anticipated Class Size: 30

Additional Course Requirements: None

Posted on: July 22, 2022

Posting ends: August 1, 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 literacy.

Successful candidate will work with the course lead in order to provide consistency across sections.

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.

Salary: 8,414.99

Application Deadline: August 1, 2022

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: Dr. Steve Sider

    Chair, Part-time Appointment Committee

    Faculty of Education

    Wilfrid Laurier University

    Waterloo, Ontario

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    This appointment is in accordance with the Contract Teaching Faculty and 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 Candidates under 13.6.1” in the collective agreement and the program specific rubric . Candidates should review these documents and ensure the information required is easily accessible in the application.

    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 at

    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 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

    Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit www. for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online. Please note, a CV and letter of introduction will be required in electronic form.

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    About the employer

    Origin of Wilfrid Laurier University can be traced back to the establishment of the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary in Waterloo in 1911. The Waterloo Lutheran University was renamed as Wilfrid Laurier University in 1973 in honour of Canada's seventh Prime Minister,...