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Now Hiring: Graduate Teaching Development Facilitator

Wilfrid Laurier University's Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence is hiring a Graduate Teaching Development Facilitator (GTDF).

The GTDF plays a key role in supporting the professional development of graduate students at Laurier, specifically related to teaching professional development. This position reports to, and works closely with, the Educational Developer: Student Programming. The GTDF will also work as part of a team with the Graduate Teaching Developers. One GTDF position will be hired to be primarily located at Laurier Brantford and one GTDF will be hired to be primarily located at Laurier Waterloo.

Primary Functions

1. Support of Graduate Teaching Certificates (University Teaching Foundations, University Teaching Certificate, and Foundations in Online Teaching)

  • Co-facilitate/facilitate microteaching sessions
  • Co-facilitate/facilitate teaching development workshops
  • Facilitate components of online teaching certificate in an online learning environment
  • Read and maintain currency in literature related to higher education and scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Assist with the development and redevelopment of workshops to reflect current literature in higher education
  • Collect and collate midterm feedback for fellow Laurier students from the students in their classrooms
  • Contribute to teaching resources created by the Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence for undergraduate students, graduate students, TAs, and IAs

2. Communications and Administration

  • Engage in community outreach regarding professional development available to Laurier graduate students who wish to improve and refine their teaching skills
  • Monitor professional development opportunities for students at Laurier (undergraduate and graduate), in particular TAs and IAs
  • Liaise and collaborate with the Graduate Students’ Association, other Academic Support Units, the graduate student population, and other stakeholder groups regarding teaching development opportunities for Laurier students
  • Assist with managing the certificate programs in the MyLearningSpace environment

3. Workshop/Event Planning and Support

  • Provide input and support with respect to workshop scheduling and development
  • Assist with logistics of events and workshops (e.g., registration, communication with participants, etc.)
  • Other duties as per the direction of the Educational Developer: Student Programming

 4. Resource Development

  • Develop and update resources for Laurier students (graduate and undergraduate), TAs, and IAs in collaboration with the Educational Developer: Student Programming
  • Monitor success and make recommendations to enhance development opportunities at Laurier related to teaching and learning

 5. Other Tasks

  • Meet with the Educational Developer: Student Programming at regularly scheduled team meetings and others as required
  • Additional tasks as requested by the Educational Developer: Student Programming

The rate for this position is $20/hour (including 4% vacation) for an average commitment of 5 hours per week from August 2017 to August 2018 (start and end dates are flexible). Exact duties and hours will be determined in consultation with the Educational Developer: Student Programming. At times, the position may require attendance at campus events on short notice.


  • Registered in a Masters or PhD program at Laurier
  • Completion of or willingness to complete  the University Teaching Foundations certificate
  • Demonstrated interest in supporting student learning and ability to work with a wide range of colleagues in a professional and respectful manner
  • Previous work experience related to teaching is an asset (e.g., TA, IA, community outreach, etc.)
  • Previous experience with MyLearningSpace or another Learning Management System (LMS) is preferred
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to provide constructive oral and written feedback
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, email, social media, etc.
  • Interest in researching and facilitating workshops to support teaching excellence at Laurier
  • Leadership or mentorship experience considered an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a functional team
  • Willingness to be involved in supporting teaching development at all Laurier campus locations (Waterloo, Brantford, Kitchener) 

The Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence is an open office environment. There is a designated work space in the office for GTDFs to hold office hours, which may be shared with other part-time, occasional staff members.

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Educational Developer: Student Programming, Dr. Kyra Jones, by any one of the following methods:

Mailing Address:            
Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence
Dr. Kyra Jones, Educational Developer: Student Programming
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON, N2L 3C5

Fax: 519.884.6063

Email: kjones@wlu.ca

Contact Us:

Kyra Jones, Educational Developer: Student Prorgamming

E: kjones@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.1970 x4736

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