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Title Professor
Division Preparatory & Liberal Studies
Category Academic Staff
Type Probationary
Incumbent Vacant
Salary Faculty – Teaching Scale
Campus St. James
Effective Date August 2014
Duties

 

The Academic Upgrading Program is a tuition-free program which helps students upgrade their existing skills to be better prepared for further education, training and/or employment. 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 may receive academic counseling and financial supports as needed.
 
Reporting to the Chair, School of Work and College Preparation, 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 curriculum, program advisory and other committees and keeps current in his/her field. The Professor may also be called upon to contribute to other areas of activity ancillary to the academic programs of the School.
 
The successful candidate for this position will teach mathematics skills at the Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) and Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) levels as well as at the postsecondary level. The candidate will be responsible for the development of outcomes-based curriculum and assessment tools in and for the integration of Essential Employability Skills into mathematics classes.
Qualifications

 

Qualified applicants must possess a Master’s degree in Mathematics, Education or a related discipline with a strong foundation in Mathematics education.   Also required is a minimum of 3 years’ experience teaching adults preferably in access/preparatory programs with a wide range of experiences, needs and learning goals in a postsecondary institution. Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching methods to meet diverse learning needs as well as training, knowledge and skills re: learning disabilities, the impact of mental illness, poverty or negative school experiences on learning, and literacy/numeracy/technology skills development and remediation approaches thorough understanding of outcomes-based education, developing curriculum, creating individualized goal-directed program plans and constructing task-based assessment tools. 
 
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a commitment to diversity and equity are essential to interact effectively with the College's diverse student and staff population. The ability to convey the conceptual and practical aspects of subjects to students, respecting their diverse backgrounds, experience and individual learning styles is also essential, as is the desire to contribute to the education of the next generation of students. Candidates must be committed to working collaboratively with colleagues and to participating in consultative decision-making processes.
 
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.
To Apply
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.  George Brown College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  The Human Resources representative responsible for the recruitment for this position will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.
Competition # 14-100
Posting Internal
Closing Date July 18, 2014
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