Sessional Instructor, Department of English, Drama and Creative Writing,
Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is seeking qualified sessional instructors to team
teach the following courses at the Brandon University Campus for the 2022
Winter session. The successful applicants will be responsible for sharing all
course-related duties with another instructor who has already been identified
for each course. The two team teachers for each course will need to work
together to develop a course plan and to deliver the course. These Winter term
courses will be delivered in a synchronous online format. Please apply by
submitting a letter of application, curriculum vitae and the names of three
referees in a single pdf file to the individual named below. The courses will
run based on sufficient enrollment and budgetary approval.
Qualifications: A PhD is preferred; Master's Degree or equivalent required
Start date: As noted by course in Registration Guide
(Winter term begins January 12, 2022)
Salary: Each position is for 2 credit hours or $4,188.84 (i.e., 2/3 of a
full course stipend)
Application Deadline: January 17, 2022 or until the position is filled
Apply to: Sally Mott, firstname.lastname@example.org
30:145 CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE Winter term Tue/Thur 10:10-11:30
This survey introduces students to a rich variety of fiction, poetry, and
drama in English, with focus on particular nations or cultural themes. Each
section of the course is unique and is designed for students to learn the
vocabulary of literary studies. The course emphasizes writing skills, with at
least three essay assignments, and students will receive help, wherever
needed, in planning, developing and writing effective essays.
30:151 UNIVERSITY WRITING Winter term Tue/Thur 17:30-19:00
This course introduces students to the different kinds of scholarly writing
and reading that university demands of them. Students will learn basic
techniques in criticism, essay evaluation, and critique of their own work.
University Writing is not a remedial course, and students are assumed to be
competent (though not necessarily highly proficient) in format, punctuation,
grammar, sentence structure, simple paragraphing, and development of a basic
thesis statement. Some time may be spent in class, however, on the elementary
principles of good writing, at the discretion of the instructor. There may
also be some time spent on the history of the English language. This writing
intensive course is designed for all university students who wish to improve
their compositional skills.
Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on
the basis of merit. All qualified individuals who may contribute to the
diversification of the University, especially women, persons with
disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all
sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and
permanent residents are given priority. Evidence of citizenship must be
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment.
This starts with the hiring process. If you require an accommodation during
any phase of the evaluation process, please indicate it in your cover letter.
All information received related to an accommodation is kept confidential. To
ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested
individuals, this posting is available in an alternate format upon request.
Posted January 10, 2022