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Douglas College

Regular Probationary Faculty - Creative Writing

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Position Title Regular Probationary Faculty - Creative Writing Posting Number 00625F Location New Westminster/Coquitlam Campus Grade or Pay Level See Salary Range Salary Range $71,846-$115,129. Placement on the faculty salary scale is based on education, professional certification and experience and will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement. Position Type Faculty - Probationary Regular Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Regular Employment Type Part-Time Posting Category Faculty Start Date 08/19/2024 End Date Equity Statement
Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.
Work Arrangements
The Creative Writing Department in the Faculty of Language, Literature and Performing Arts is seeking to hire 1 regular probationary instructor and expand the contract list of instructors qualified to teach courses in Introduction to Writing Fiction, Introduction to Writing Children's Literature, Speculative Fiction, and Writing Young Adult Fiction.

Ability to teach Personal Narrative and Memoir would be an asset.

There are 7 sections (courses) available for the 2024-2025 academic year: 4 sections in Fall 2024 and 3 sections in Winter 2025.

The courses scheduled for Fall 2024 may include:
CRWR 1103: Introduction to Writing Fiction
CRWR 1104: Introduction to Writing Children's Literature
CRWR 2203: Writing Speculative Fiction

Workload is assigned each year based on available sections.
What Douglas Offers
DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.
The Role
The Creative Writing Department in the Faculty of Language, Literature and Performing Arts is seeking to hire 1 regular probationary instructor qualified to teach courses in Introduction to Writing Fiction, Introduction to Writing Children's Literature, Speculative Fiction, and Writing Young Adult Fiction.

Responsibilities

As a regular probationary or contract instructor in the Creative Writing Department, you will


    •develop course outlines following curriculum guidelines,
    •select appropriate textbooks and create teaching materials,
    •deliver quality workshop-based instruction,
    •design assignments and assessment criteria,
    •evaluate student progress,
    •hold regular office hours, and
    •maintain currency in the field through regular professional development.

In addition, as a regular probationary instructor in the Creative Writing Department, you will also


    •participate in curriculum revision and development,
    •attend departmental and Faculty-Wide meetings, and
    •share in departmental and Faculty-Wide responsibilities.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
The successful candidate will have:

    •A minimum of an MFA in Creative Writing or equivalent
    •A minimum of 2 years of experience teaching post-secondary credit courses in Creative Writing, or equivalent
    •A minimum of 1 traditionally published book in the specified genres, or equivalent (such as journal publications)
    •The ability to work effectively as part of a team, excellent communication skills, demonstrated initiative, self-directedness, ability to work well with others, and
    •Evidence of ongoing professional development.

Evidence of administrative skills and experience would be an asset.

Evidence of engagement with Indigenous teaching methods and/or familiarity with work by BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ writers would be an asset.
Link to Full Position Profile Needs a Criminal Records Check No

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 06/05/2024 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must ensure that a resume, cover letter, proof of credentials and list of references are submitted online by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, June 26, 2024. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit sample written works.

Interviews will be scheduled for the week of July 15, 2024. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for an interview will need to provide original sealed transcripts for educational credentials noted on their resume.
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https://www.douglascollegecareers.ca/postings/12399

About Douglas College

Douglas College is one of the largest colleges in British Columbia, offering a variety of bachelor's degrees, diplomas, university transfer options, career training programs and much more. We have campuses in New Westminster and Coquitlam as well as a training centre in Surrey and are home to more than 14,000 credit students each year as well as an additional 20,000 who take non-credit programs. If you want to do what you love and be good at it, Douglas College is the place for you.

Industry

Education

Company Size

1001-5000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-05

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