Sessional Instructors, Faculty of Arts

Brandon University

Canada

June 30, 2021

Description

Sessional Instructors, Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is seeking qualified sessional instructors to teach the following courses at the Brandon University Campus for the 2021/22 Winter sessions. Please apply by submitting a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching attainment, copies of transcripts, indication of Canadian citizenship or immigration status, and the names and contact information of three referees in a single pdf file to the individual named below each specific course. The courses will run based on sufficient enrollment and budgetary approval. For exact course times, please consult the Registration Guide at https: // www. brandonu.ca/registration/ The normal mode of course delivery is in-person; however, given the uncertainties inherent in the current pandemic, applicants should also be prepared to teach in an online synchronous format.

Qualifications: A PhD is preferred; Master's Degree or equivalent required Start date: As noted by course in Registration Guide (Winter term begins January 5, 2022) Salary: $6,252/3 credit hour course Application Deadline: June 30, 2021

English, Drama & Creative Writing

30:145 CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE Winter Term 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. Please apply to Dr. Barbara Rose at RoseB@BrandonU.ca.

:147 LITERARY TRADITIONS Winter Term This survey introduces students to a rich variety of fiction, poetry, and drama in English, with focus on historical context. 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. Please apply to Dr. Barbara Rose at RoseB@BrandonU.ca.

30:151 UNIVERSITY WRITING Winter Term 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. Please apply to Dr. Barbara Rose at RoseB@BrandonU.ca.

30:153 UNIVERSITY WRITING FOR THE SCIENCES Winter Term This course is designed to assist students in understanding and practicing modes of explanation and argumentation that are relevant to the Sciences. Special emphasis will be placed on the articulation of credible hypotheses, the presentation of clear descriptions, methods and analyses, and the development of sound evaluations and explanations of scientific results. Non- specialist reference material used for discussion and written analysis will be selected from a variety of scientific disciplines. Please apply to Dr. Barbara Rose at RoseB@BrandonU.ca.

30:281 SCIENCE FICTION Winter Term A study of the rise of science fiction from an early writer such as H.G. Wells, through its Cold-War florescence, to recent incarnations such as cyberpunk. We will examine the symbolic forms that technology takes, as well as science fiction's re-enactments of myth and history. Writers to be studied could include H.G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Ursula LeGuin, William Gibson, and John Wyndham. Titles are subject to change. Please apply to Dr. Barbara Rose at RoseB@BrandonU.ca.

30:351 PLAYWRITING Winter Term This course introduces students to the process of writing and revising short plays. The course requires the completion of in-class writing exercises, weekly readings, scriptwriting and dramaturgy assignments, and a term project. Areas of study include dramatic structure, form, character development, format, dialogue, and production. Please apply to Dr. Barbara Rose at RoseB@BrandonU.ca.

30:362 BETWEEN REVOLUTIONS: RESTORATION & 18th-CENTURY LIT Winter Term This course studies literature written after the Restoration of the British Monarchy in 1660, and before the advent of Romanticism in the 1780s. Poetry and prose will receive special attention, particularly works by authors such as John Dryden, Aphra Behn, Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, Samuel Johnson, and Mary Montague. Please apply to Dr. Barbara Rose at RoseB@BrandonU.ca. History

54:341 UNDERSTANDING ARCHIVES Winter Term This course is designed to introduce students to the archival professions and its underlying theory and practice. Topics will include appraisal, arrangement and description, preservation, reference and outreach, electronic records, and archival management. The course will use a combination of lectures, discussions, reading, research and practical assignments. Please apply to Dr. Patricia Harms at HarmsP@BrandonU.ca

Non-Departmental

99:090 FUNDAMENTALS OF UNIVERSITY Winter Term This course is designed to introduce students to the academic and personal skills needed for university success. Topics covered include: university expectations, library resources, how to analyze information for relevance and accuracy, how to summarize and cite information appropriately, effective academic computing skills, and self-regulation strategies including time management. Regular short assignments will give students opportunity to improve their reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing skills throughout the course. Please apply to Dr. Reinhold Kramer at Kramer@BrandonU.ca.

99:175 FUNDAMENTALS OF INQUIRY (2 sections) Winter Term Students will develop the academic skills necessary for university success and examine how multiple disciplines approach central questions. This course will explore critical thinking, reading and writing, learning strategies, and conducting research. Tutorials will allow students to complete exercises and explore the relationship of the student to the greater academic community in a small group setting led by student mentors. Please apply to Dr. Reinhold Kramer at Kramer@BrandonU.ca.

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 provided. 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 June 10, 2021