Writing Centre Specialist, University of Calgary in Qatar – Calgary

  • Company:
    University of Calgary
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
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  • Posted:
    18 hours ago
  • Category:
    Business / Mgmt

Job ID:19650Updated:YesterdayLocation:QatarPosition OverviewTheUniversity of Calgary in Qatar(UCQ), branch campus of the University of Calgary, located in the thriving and modern Middle Eastern State of Qatar, offers accredited bachelor and master of nursing degree programs, as well as Foundation courses in English language, sciences, mathematics and academic skills development, to an international student body. In order to meet a growing demand to support students in the undergraduate and graduate levels, UCQ is currently seeking aWriting Centre Specialistwho can work for the full fall term, from September until December 2020.As a key member of the Learning Commons team and a valued contributor to its mission, the Writing Centre Specialist will support the development and growth of the Writing Centre within the Learning Commons and UCQ academic structure. This individual will also be responsible for providing instruction, primarily through one-on-one tutoring but also through group workshops and/or classroom teaching, to support all UCQ students in transferring their ideas and discoveries to paper. Students will receive assistance in developing a thesis, constructing paragraphs, using grammar, substantiating arguments, citing sources, and generally learning how to communicate in a scholarly voice. The Writing Centre Specialist will work with UCQ faculty and staff partners to develop the service and associated instruction, promote services, and recommend learning resources. Additionally, the Writing Centre Specialist will be responsible for building supportive relationships with students to identify areas for enhancement, learn study and life skills, and create action plans.Qualifications/Expertise Required :Master’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of related experience. A combination of education and experience will be considered. Educational background in supporting diverse learners is an asset.In-depth knowledge of the academic writing processDemonstrated excellence in academic writingFamiliarity with current research on writing pedagogySuccessful collegial and creative approach to service development.Experience in developing and promoting programs in an academic environment an asset.Experience with retention and remedial strategies to support academic skills and self-efficacyDemonstrated ability to work especially withgraduate studentsof different academic backgrounds, and cultural heritages in a non-native English-speaking environment.Flexibility to work after-class scheduleto accommodate availability of students.Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in a scholarly environmentAbility to work productively in a framework of operations that fully respects the laws, practices, culture and religion of QatarCompensation Package The successful candidate will be paid based on the University’s pay scale and policy.Application Deadline :  Please immediately submit online your cover letter and resume (one document, preferably in a PDF format).  This job posting will close onApril 10, 2020 .  Please note:Preference will be given to experienced candidates who are already in Qatar, preferably Qatari nationals or non-Qataris who are under the sponsorship of a family member;Applications submitted through the general inquiries e-mail address will likely not be considered; and,In anticipation of volume of applications, we can only contact shortlisted candidates.Please visit our website to know more about the University of Calgary in Qatar:   http://www.qatar.ucalgary.caAdditional InformationThe University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here.