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Continuing Studies Instructors - Creative Writing

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Position Title Continuing Studies Instructors - Creative Writing
Job Summary
The Continuing Studies Department at Emily Carr University of Art + Design is seeking a Creative Writing Instructor with a breadth of knowledge in contemporary writing practices such as:
  • creative writing
  • storytelling
  • concept writing
  • storyboarding
  • prose
  • poetry
  • fiction
  • non-fiction
  • screenwriting/scriptwriting
Applicants should anticipate a range of students from various disciplines and backgrounds looking to expand their storytelling skills to complement their creative practices. 

Successful applicants will be added to our pool of Continuing Studies educators who are contracted per term.  

ECU Continuing studies adult and/or youth individual courses are scheduled per term, once per week on weekday evenings and/or weekends, and may be offered in person or online. Continuing Studies instructors are contracted to teach at an hourly rate of $76.00.

Instructional contracts involve:
  • Preparing course syllabi, lesson plans, assignments and activities suitable for online and/or on-campus learning
  • Preparing, populating and updating course content and resources in Moodle, Emily Carr’s Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Supporting diverse student learning experiences, providing proactive feedback and guidance, completing assessments, and inputting grades 
  • Regularly communicating and collaborating with CS Administration and CS Technicians 

Required Qualifications
Applicants should have an English degree in Creative Writing, Linguistics, Literature, and/or a combination of comparable professional experience in fields such as: story book writing, editorial writing, and/or screenwriting for theatre, film or television. A Masters degree in creative writing is preferred but not required.
We are seeking candidates with the following skills and experience: 
  • A degree in a creative writing-related discipline
  • Relevant industry experience and/or professional publications in creative writing required
  • General knowledge of approaches to and the value of creative writing for adults and lifelong learners would be a considerable asset
  • Considerable knowledge of critique and feedback strategies
  • Experience using adaptive and inclusive student engagement methods
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
  • Experience teaching learners from diverse creative, cultural, and educational backgrounds would be an asset
  • Experience developing lesson plans and preparing content for online and/or on-campus 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with online education (including Moodle and Zoom) an asset. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 

Continuing Studies offers support in the form of group workshops, standardized worksheets, and individual meetings to assist in the process of course preparation and instruction. 
About Emily Carr Continuing Studies
ECU Continuing Studies offers accessible and innovative opportunities for life-long learning in art and design. Programs focusing on skills development, creativity, and personal and professional growth complement credit programs and serve the diverse needs of a multi-generational community of learners. From pre-university courses and workshops for youth, to part-time and full-time certificates for adults, Continuing Studies programs provide flexible and comprehensive learning pathways for students to achieve their goals.
Additional Information
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Emily Carr is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace, and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number CS016-2022
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Open Until Filled Yes
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Diversity Statement
  4. Short Teaching Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Samples