Position Description

Non-Credit Instructor English for Art and Design (EAD): Visual Culture
Job Code 1837
Department Writing & Learning Centre
Employment Type Temporary/Contract
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The Writing & Learning Centre invites applications for the following anticipated course offering in summer 2020. Please note, this appointment is subject to cancellation due to insufficient enrollment. 


English for Art and Design (EAD): Visual Culture

July 6, 2020 – August 14, 2020; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Online delivery, combining synchronous and asynchronous material.


Training and course preparation to begin in early-mid June.


Position Summary:

EAD Bridge To First Year is a 6-week summer bridging program for English Language Learners (ESL/multilingual students) who have received a conditional offer of admission to OCAD University and are planning on starting for-credit courses in September 2020.

This program will be delivered online, asynchronously. While assignments and activities will have specific due dates, students will have flexibility with how they organize their time.

The EAD Instructor will report to the Manager, English Language Learning, Writing & Learning Centre. The EAD Instructor will work closely with the EAD teaching team to deliver one section of Visual Culture and provide learning support for English Language Learners (ELL) in the EAD Program, with an aim of enhancing ELL student academic performance and engagement. The curriculum for the course has been developed.


Course preparation and delivery, including assessment and grading; participation in Instructor and program meetings; participation in training and course planning prior to the start of classes.



  • Master’s degree in Humanities, Art History, Linguistics, or Education, or equivalent
  • Minimum of one (1) year of ESL/EAP teaching experience in a post-secondary education environment
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience working in a university writing centre or similar student support unit delivering programs to enhance student learning, or equivalent
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, and organizational skills
  • Past or present art and/or design practice an asset
  • Experience studying and/or working in another language strongly preferred
  • In-depth understanding of ELL student writing and learning issues in higher education
  • Excellent academic and professional writing skills with knowledge of different writing genres and disciplines; familiarity with both art and design writing genres a strong asset
  • Excellent group facilitation and instructional skills
  • Demonstrated experience supporting student writers and learners of diverse backgrounds and with diverse learning styles
  • Experience collaborating with faculty in an educational capacity an asset
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity and diversity and experience promoting a respectful work and learning environment for students, staff and faculty


Hours of Work: Approximately 80 hours per contract per section. It is expected that multiple sections of the course will be offered; instructors may be considered for delivery of more than one section. It is expected that multiple sections of the course will be offered; instructors may be considered for delivery of more than one section.


Terms of Employment: The contract is for the duration of the course only and is subject to sufficient enrolment.

Compensation: $65 inclusive of vacation pay, as applicable, per the positions of the Employment Standards Act.

Applications should include:  a resume, cover letter and contact information for three (3) references.

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled


As an institution committed to art, design, digital media and related scholarship, OCAD University recognizes the profound and essential value that diversity brings to the creation, reception and circulation of creative practices and discourse.  OCAD University understands that valuing diverse creative practices and forms of knowledge are essential to, and enrich the institution’s core mission and vision as an art and design university with a local and global scope.

As an employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

We encourage members of equity-seeking groups to self-identify within the voluntary Applicant Questionnaire .

  OCAD University is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources for more information or refer to OCAD U's Policy of Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities .

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.


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