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Science Writing Instructor (Limited Term): Faculty of Science

Posted by Faculty of Science on April 7, 2021 in Job Postings

The Faculty of Science at Dalhousie University invites applications for a ten-month 50% limited-term teaching position at the Instructor level beginning August 1, 2021 and ending May 31, 2022.

The candidate will be responsible for SCIE 1111: Writing for the Sciences, a first-year writing requirement course in the Faculty of Science in the Fall and Winter terms of 2021-22. 

Responsibilities include developing/updating course material, teaching the equivalent of 3 one-hour lectures per week, hiring and coordinating teaching assistants who run up to 26 tutorials, holding a minimum of two office hours per week, setting assignments/exercises/quizzes/exams, supervising TAs and TA marking, meeting with students, setting up and maintaining the course Brightspace site, and submitting final grades. Applicants must be willing to teach using an online platform if necessary.

Applicants must have completed a minimum of a Masters degree, have experience related to scientific writing, and have some university-level teaching experience. Familiarity with SCIE 1111 and the Dalhousie Writing Centre would be assets. Applications must be submitted via PeopleAdmin ( and should include a summary of previous teaching experience, a statement of teaching philosophy and your curriculum vitae.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 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 
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