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Contract Academic Staff, Fall 2022 - Arts First
Date of Posting: June 8, 2022
Position: Contract Academic Staff
In Fall 2018, the Faculty of Arts launched Arts First, a course-based program that aims to build a student’s foundational competencies in communication and analysis during their first year at university. Each incoming Arts student will take a section of ARTS 130: Inquiry and Communication and a section of ARTS 140: Information and Analysis in small-group settings. For more information on the Arts First program, please see this page: https://uwaterloo.ca/arts-first/
St. Jerome’s University invites applications for a contract teaching appointment in the Arts First program during the 2022 Fall Term.

Available Course: 2022 Fall Term
Start Date: September 1, 2022
End Date: December 31, 2022

Department / Program

Course Name and Number

Anticipated Class Size

Qualifications (must be in an area of specialization related to the course)

Arts First

Inquiry and Communication (ARTS 130)


Normally a PhD (PhD candidacy may also be considered)

Course Delivery:
This Fall 2022 course is being scheduled for in person delivery.
Per Course Stipend: $8,910 plus 4% vacation pay = $9,266.40
Total # of Classroom Hours: 36
In accordance with the Collective Agreement between St. Jerome’s University and the St. Jerome’s University Academic Staff Association (Contract Academic Staff Unit), consideration of applicants will include an assessment of academic credentials, previous performance, experience, and support for the mission of St. Jerome’s University.
To apply for the available Arts First course, please provide the following:
  1. a title of your proposed course and a brief description (150-300 words);
  2. a letter detailing your interest in and suitability for the position (letters may be addressed to Dr. Carol Ann MacGregor, Vice President Academic and Dean);
  3. a curriculum vitae with contact information; and
  4. evidence of positive teaching performance, such as teaching evaluations, letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and previous syllabi where applicable.
  • Candidates who have not previously taught at St. Jerome’s University may be asked to supply letters of reference, or give permission for the Employer to contact referees by telephone or email.
  • If applying for more than one course from all courses currently available to Contract Academic Staff, only one application is needed, but your application letter must specify the course(s) [title and code] you are interested in teaching.
All applications must be submitted electronically by June 29, 2022, to Christine Schwendinger, Academic Administration Coordinator, St. Jerome’s University (cschwen@uwaterloo.ca).
Further Information:
St. Jerome’s University is committed to the principles of employment equity, and in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Candidates requiring accommodation should contact the Director of Human Resources. The University respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.
For more information on St. Jerome’s University, visit www.sju.ca.
Last Submission Date: 
Wednesday, 29 Jun, 2022