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Professor, Communications-Academic Upgrading
Preparatory & Liberal Studies
Faculty – Teaching Scale
The Academic Upgrading Program is a non-tuition-bearing program to help students upgrade their skills for further education and training or work. The program offers a range of learning opportunities in communications, computers, math, and science, as well as goal setting and building strategies and skills for learning. Students also receive counseling and financial supports as needed and academic advising to help them set and reach goals.
Reporting to the Chair, School of Work and College Preparation, the Professor is responsible for the following:
The Professor is responsible for providing academic leadership and for creating an effective learning environment for students through teaching in his/her area of expertise, defining and evaluating learning outcomes, developing/selecting appropriate learning materials, and using appropriate and effective assessment and evaluation methods as well as a variety of teaching strategies to achieve successful student outcomes. He/she participates in the work of curriculum, program advisory and other committees and keeps current in his/her field. The Professor will also be called upon to contribute to other areas of activity ancillary to the academic and operational programming of the Faculty.
The successful candidate for this position will teach communication skills at the Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) and Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) levels. The candidate will show leadership in the development of outcomes-based curriculum and assessment tools and in the integration of Essential Employability Skills into communications classes. The candidate will apply expertise to assess student progress on a regular and ongoing basis and will use this information to adjust individual learning plans and to advise and support students in addressing their learning challenges and reaching their goals. The candidate will participate as a member of the program team in day-to-day program and student issues, as well as overall program evaluation, development and improvement. The candidate will play a significant leadership role, contributing to the program’s on-going evaluation to meet its funder, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ program and learner management system requirements through their data management system, EOIS / CaMS. In addition, the candidate will support the Academic Upgrading program’s community partner sites’ curriculum development and evaluation as a part-time responsibility.
Qualified applicants must possess a Master’s degree in Education, English or Communications from a recognized post- secondary institution, along with training, knowledge and skills in the teaching of adult basic education/literacy development and remediation. Applicants must have successful experience creating outcomes-based curriculum, using a variety of assessment approaches, incorporating differentiated instruction and creating and following individualized learning plans. Also required is successful experience working with students facing challenges and disabilities that may impact learning. Computer skills and the ability to use technology to enhance student learning is also a requirement. Applicants should have at least five years’ experience teaching adults in access/preparatory programs and a demonstrated ability to adapt teaching methods to meet the needs of a student population with a wide range of experiences, abilities and challenges and who have various learning goals.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a commitment to diversity and equity are essential to interacting effectively with the College’s diverse student and staff population. Candidates must be committed to working collaboratively with colleagues within a strengths-based approach to supporting student success. Commitment to developing and enhancing the Academic Upgrading Program for greater student success is required.
The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
Please submit the following: Letter of application, a detailed resume, and statement of teaching philosophy combined in one (1) document.
Preference will be given to qualified internal candidates in accordance with the applicable collective agreement. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered. George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.