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Contract Academic Staff Appointment, Winter 2021 - Arts First Program

Date of Posting: November 16, 2020
Position: Contract Academic Staff

In Fall 2018, the Faculty of Arts launched its Arts First initiative, aimed at building 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:

St. Jerome’s University invites applications for a contract teaching appointment in the Arts First program during the Winter 2021 Term.

Available Course: Winter 2021 Term
Start Date: January 1, 2021
End Date: April 30, 2021


Course Name and Number

Anticipated Class Size

Course Delivery

Arts First

Information and Analysis (ARTS 140)



*Note about Course Delivery: All Winter 2021 courses will be delivered remotely. Remote teaching is a form of online teaching that is being used to replace face-to-face teaching. Please visit the University of Waterloo Keep Learning site for information about support.

The successful candidate will normally have a completed PhD or PhD candidacy in an area of specialization related to the course.

Per Course Stipend: $8,735 plus 4% vacation pay = $9,084.40
Total # of Classroom Hours: n/a (remote delivery); up to 1.5 hours of synchronous teaching time per course is an option that can be scheduled

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;
  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.

All applications must be submitted electronically by November 25, 2020, to Christine Schwendinger, Academic Administration Coordinator, St. Jerome’s University (

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 Human Resources Advisor. The University respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

For more information on St. Jerome’s University, visit

Last Submission Date: 
Wednesday, 25 Nov, 2020