MTS - Development and Enhancement of Writing Educator - Faculty of Science

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, August 13, 2012
Date of Posting: 
August 5, 2012
Competition Eligibility: 
Unrestricted Competition
Faculty of Science
MTS - Development and Enhancement of Writing Educator
Part-Time Term
Hours of Work: 

18.75 hours per week

$36,408 per annum, prorated to time and term as per CUPE 1870 (salary under review) (grant funded)

September 1, 2012 - May 31, 2013 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

The Faculty of Science is seeking a Science Educator to support the Faculty of Science Development and Enhancement of Writing (D E W) initiative.
• aiding faculty in introducing or streamlining written assignments in all levels of university science courses
• working in collaboration with faculty members to provide feedback for written assignments, particularly in writing intensive courses and co-op programs
• developing content for a suite of online resources for writing intensive courses in science for professors as well as undergraduate and graduate students (and to work with staff at the Webster Centre to generate online assignments and exercises and self-tests, as well as instructor-specific resources)
• providing one-on-one consultation services to graduate and undergraduate students who need discipline-specific writing support in Biology (life and environmental sciences), Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Foods and Nutrition, Kinesiology, Physics, and Mathematics.

• minimum qualification: B.Ed with background in Science (B.Sc preferred)
• significant experience in science-based writing and/or editing, for example, scientific papers and reports, and familiarity with CSE (Council of Science Editors) formatting
• experience in working with students at a variety of levels, with preference for experience at the university level in mentoring writing and grading written material
• experience in developing curriculum and web-based materials would be an asset.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

R. Otfinowski

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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