Definite Term Lecturer, English Language Studies

Posted On: 
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Renison is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometres on either side of the Grand River. Renison invites applications for a three-year definite-term appointment at the rank of Lecturer, responsible for teaching English for Multilingual Speakers (EMLS) courses in the English Language Studies unit of the Culture and Language Studies department.

Successful candidates will have a graduate degree in TESL, Applied Linguistics, or a related field, and TESL Ontario (or equivalent TESL Canada) certification. The individual will teach EMLS courses on-campus and online totalling 7 courses per year, usually three each in fall and winter terms, and one in spring terms. A 20 percent service component is included in the contract. The individual should have substantial teaching experience in the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) with strong evidence of success. Experience with teaching credit EAP at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is considered an asset. Preference will be given to candidates with an undergraduate degree in engineering or science and/or experience teaching English communication skills to engineering and science students. Experience in working and developing courses collaboratively is strongly preferred. An appointment date of 1 September 2021 is preferred.

Affiliated with the University of Waterloo since 1959, Renison University College is committed to excellence in teaching and research. Faculty members at Renison are direct employees of Renison University College and participate in the University of Waterloo pension and benefits plans. More information about the college is available at

Renison University College
240 Westmount Road N
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G4
How to apply: 

Applications will be treated confidentially. Application materials should be addressed to Dr. Jeff Wilson, Chair of Culture and Language Studies, and submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at The deadline for receipt of applications is 16 June 2021 at 11:59pm ET.

Please include a complete curriculum vitae, and a letter of application, along with the names of three referees (referees will not be contacted without your permission), addressed to Dr. Jeff Wilson, Chair of Culture and Language Studies, Renison University College, 240 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G4.

Renison University College respects, appreciates, and actively encourages diversity. As part of Renison’s commitment to equity within the College, we welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals with diverse experiences based on race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, 2SLGBTQ+, Indigenous Peoples, and other visible minorities. While all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Renison is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates participating in all parts of the hiring process. Please contact a member of Renison’s Human Resources department with accommodation requests. Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The successful candidate will be asked for consent to have an educational and criminal records verification completed. The criminal records verification provides an indication of the existence of adult criminal convictions, for which a record suspension has not been granted, within the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records.