Writing Instructor - Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education

Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
23 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The following Writing Instructor position is available in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education for the 2021 academic session. 

Course No. and Title:

Health Sciences Writing Centre (HSWC)


To provide individual writing instruction to undergraduate and graduate students in five Health Sciences Faculties (Pharmacy, Kinesiology and Physical Education, Nursing, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Social Work) on University writing, especially on organization, reasoning, style and language use. Instructors at the faculty on assignment are also expected to engage in teaching writing workshops and collaborating with faculty on assignment design/expectations and plagiarism issues. To provide individual writing instruction to undergraduate and graduate students in Nursing and four other Health and Sciences Faculties (Kinesiology and Physical Education, Pharmacy, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Social Work).


Completed graduate degree from a post-secondary institution. Candidates should possess demonstrated skills for teaching analytical writing across a variety of health sciences disciplines. Previous experience teaching writing to university students is essential; experience in health sciences or social science writing instruction at the University level.

Dates of Appointments:

January 1, 2021- July 1, 2021

Estimated Support: 

400 Hours

The following rates of pay are applicable:

$47.94 per hour plus vacation pay for Writing Instructor I; and

$51.55 per hour plus vacation pay for Writing Instructor II.

Application Process:

To be considered for a position, please send an application letter, a completed CUPE3902/Unit 3 job application form available online at: http://cupe3902.org/unit-3/unit-3-documents/

A Curriculum Vitae and a short writing sample, along with the names and contact information of two referees to:

Dr. Boba Samuels, Director, Health Sciences Writing Centre

Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 55 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2W6

boba.samuels@utoronto.ca  (Applications will be accepted by e-mail only)

Application DEADLINE: Friday, December 11, 2020

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

Diversity Statement
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Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. 

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca