SL153731-Fall 2020-CRWR*6100*01 Poetry Workshop

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
School of English and Theatre Studies
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Fall 2020
Number of Available Work Assignment(s) / Sections: 
Level of Work Assignment(s): 
Right of First Refusal (RoFR)
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A Sessional Lecturer Currently Holds a Right of First Refusal for this Course: 
Course Details
Course Number: 
Course Name: 
Poetry Workshop
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING FALL 2020 WORK ASSIGNMENTS AND COURSE DELIVERY: Should the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 restrict face-2-face course delivery, this course will be offered via a remote/alternate course delivery format (see  Please contact Catherine Bush at should you like to discuss the options for the delivery of this course prior to making an application.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Office Hours
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Invigilating Exams
Other Duties Described: 
This is a reading and writing intensive workshop that will require considerable time commitment to students outside of class hours, reading student work and corresponding with students, and consulting with students on an individual basis.
Required Qualifications
BA or equivalent Professional experience
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Successful teaching related to field at college or university level
Required competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
The University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA seeks an instructor with expertise in poetry. The successful applicant must have extensive published work in the field of poetry. Evidence of being a writer of poetry whose work demonstrably is held in high regard through nominations for or being a recipient of major literary awards or other evidence of critical acclaim. Must be successful in being granted Special Graduate Faculty status on acceptance of an offer.
Preferred Qualifications
MFA or equivalent professional experience
Research Experience: 
Quality and or Recent Research activity in related field demonstrating knowledge of current developments in course content.
Specific Preferred competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
Evidence of being a writer of poetry whose work demonstrably is held in high regard through nominations for or being a recipient of major literary awards or other evidence of critical acclaim. Familiar with and capable of writing and addressing the craft of poetry in various forms. Ability to introduce a diverse range of reading material and to consider the cultural implications of poetic forms, particularly with respect to marginalized cultural positions, is an asset. Experience teaching poetry workshops at the graduate level is an asset.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Mondays, 2 to 5 pm - tentative, exact dates and times to be determined
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
September 8, 2020 to December 24, 2020
Wages (per semester, per full-load): 
minimum $7,374.95 (pending collective bargaining; effective 2019/20)
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Posting Email Contact:
Hiring Contact Information: 
All applications are to be submitted via this website: Dr. Catherine Bush, Coordinator, Creative Writing MFA. If you have any questions, please contact Jane Hawkes, Administrative Officer, College of Arts,

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution. For more information, the Office of Diversity and Human Rights (DHR) is a welcoming, safe and confidential one-stop shop for information, training and support on issues relating to diversity and human rights on our campus.

Sessional Lecturer work assignments are unionized with CUPE 3913 and their terms and conditions of work are covered by the Unit 2 Collective Agreement between the University and CUPE 3913.