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Chair of the Writing Centre

Reference number: DND19J-011169-000510
Selection process number: 19-DND-EA-MPC-445290
National Defence - Royal Military College of Canada
Kingston (Ontario)
UT-02, UT-03, UT-04
$59,059 to $152,505 (UT-02 - Assistant Professor $59,059 - $105,608 per year, UT-03 - Associate Professor $80,908 - $127,910 per year, UT-04 - Professor $96,100 - $152,505 per year)

For further information on the organization, please visit National Defence

Closing date: 13 December 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

PLEASE NOTE: For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail for screening/assessment purposes (including issuing screening results, and sending invitations for written tests and interviews). Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

Our organization will only accept on-line applications for this advertisement. All job applications must therefore be submitted through www.canada.ca/government-jobs.

For this advertisement, applicants will be required to provide information which is only accessible when applying on-line (namely the job questionnaire).

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Work environment

Kingston is a beautiful and historic city at the confluence of Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River and the Rideau Canal system, and is easily accessible from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Kingston offers a diverse array of local music, art, history, theatre and live entertainment that attracts thousands of tourists annually. Kingston has also been designated as a bilingual city by the Government of Ontario.

Intent of the process

The immediate need of this selection process is to fill one bilingual position on an indeterminate basis at the Royal Military College of Canada, a university within the Department of National Defence. A pool of partially qualified bilingual candidates may be established through this process to staff identical or similar bilingual positions within the Department of National Defence

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 3,000 words (maximum) "References will be requested at a later date."

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

A PhD in composition/writing studies from a recognized university.

Candidates with a PhD in other areas with at least five years’ experience teaching writing at a university will also be considered.

Degree equivalency

At least two years teaching writing skills at the university level.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Bilingual - Imperative (CCC/CCC)

Information on language requirements

Ability to teach writing effectively at the university level.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Effective Interpersonal Relationships

Security – Enhanced Reliability

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Scholarly productivity in the area of composition/writing studies as demonstrated by the publication of research in peer-reviewed and scholarly journals and presses.
At least five years teaching writing skills at the university level.
Experience in university administration.

Consideration may be given to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, Visible Minorities, persons with a disability, and Women.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

References will be requested at a later date.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

A situational exercise may be administered.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Applicants with disabilities: Should you require a technical aid or an alternative method of assessment to ensure an equitable assessment of your qualifications, please indicate so in your application.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Jennifer Carpenter, Staffing Advisor
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