BF299 BR4 - Academic Literacy: Humanities (Winter 2023)

Date: Sep 8, 2022

Location: Brantford, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Liberal Arts 

Department: Foundations 

Campus: Brantford 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 4916 



Position Title: BF299 BR4 – Academic Literacy: Humanities

Term: Winter 2023 (January 01 – April 30)

Days/Times: Wednesdays, 11:30AM – 1:20PM

Hours per week/Hours Total: 2 per week/24 total

Anticipated Class Size: 234

Additional Course Requirements: None

Posted on: September 8, 2022

Posting ends: September 29, 2022


Position Summary:

This skills-based course provides students with a broad introduction to the humanities as a scholarly enterprise. Students will learn the basic skills necessary to find, understand, conduct, and communicate research in the humanities. Through lectures and small-group classes, students will learn: how humanities scholars conduct research and report their results; the differences between primary and secondary sources; how to use databases and other research tools to gather scholarly resources effectively; how to use the critical reasoning techniques common in humanities inquiry; how to frame humanities research questions; how to synthesize and articulate their findings clearly, especially in written format; and how to be ethical scholars by practicing research and academic integrity. By the end of the course, students will have experience using MLA and CMS styles of citation, interpreting both primary and secondary sources, preparing bibliographical information, and organizing, drafting, and revising an argumentative essay.


**This position involves teaching pre-established course content.**


Qualifications – Required: Doctoral Degree

Qualifications – Discipline: PhD in humanities or related discipline.

Qualifications – Other: Familiarity with research in humanities is essential. Experience teaching Plato’s Apology is preferred. Prior experience teaching academic literacy is an asset, as is evidence of exemplary teaching.

Salary: 2/3 of a stipend ($8414.99)

Application Deadline: September 29, 2022


Submit with Application:

Required for All Applicants

  • CV (required)

Required for External Applicants

  • Names and Contact Information for Referees
  • Evidence of Good Teaching


  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Dossier
  • Sample Course Outline (2-pages maximum)

Applicants will be required to submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree prior to being awarded a contract. It is highly recommended that applicants include this verification with their application.


Applications may be addressed to:
Dr. Charles Wells

Questions can be directed to Celine Taillefer-Travers by email (


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This appointment is in accordance with the Contract Teaching Faculty and Part-time Librarians Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.  All applicants are assessed using both the “Appendix H: Assessment of CTF Candidates under 13.6.1” in the collective agreement and the program specific rubric. Candidates should review these documents and ensure the information required is easily accessible in the application. 


Please Note:

For Supplementary Remuneration for large classes or multi-section courses, see Article 28.3

Pursuant to Article 13.5 of the Collective Agreement for Contract Teaching Faculty (CTF) and Part-time Librarians, all applicants shall apply electronically. Applications must be received by 23:59 local time of the date on the posting.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University's Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier's core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates from equity deserving groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  In accordance with the requirements of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the successful applicants will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to the appropriate Dean(s) to be considered for employment equity.

All course offerings will be contingent on adequate student registration and subject to budgetary funding.

Members of the Contract Teaching Faculty bargaining unit:

Laurier's mandatory vaccination policy paused May 1. Should public health recommendations change, vaccination requirements can be brought back on short notice. While proof of vaccination requirements paused May 1, Laurier community members should remain up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster doses, as recommended by public health. The university reserves the right to re-implement the vaccination requirement at any time in response to public health conditions. Effective July 1, masks will no longer be mandatory for students, faculty, staff and visitors at Wilfrid Laurier University.  The university's current face covering requirement will be lifted at all of our campuses and locations, subject to any changes in public health conditions.

In-person teaching will be supported by classroom safety and hygiene protocols aligned with public health guidelines in effect at the time and will adhere to any COVID-19 related university policies including the COVID-19 face covering policy.  Questions related to classroom safety protocols can be directed to SHERM ( Questions related to employment accommodation needs can be directed to the confidential Health & Abilities team in Human Resources

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