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Title Professor, School of English and Liberal Studies
Job ID 12F-1036
Campus/Site Newnham and Markham
Job Classification Faculty
Job Type Full Time
Position Overview Reporting to the Chair, School of English and Liberal Studies in the Faculty of Business, the Professor will be responsible for providing academic leadership in the classroom and within the School of English and Liberal Studies ensuring an effective and compelling learning environment for students through participation in designing, revising and delivering curricula; developing a weekly schedule based on appropriate learning materials; evaluating student performance and providing academic counselling to students; working effectively both independently and as a team member; becoming familiar with the vocational objectives and career paths of their students and, where appropriate, incorporating this knowledge into class materials and assignments; receptive to new teaching methods; and, willing to participate in the adaptation of subjects, or parts of subjects, to electronic delivery within and outside the classroom. The Professor will participate in the work of curriculum, program advisory and other committees and stay current in the fields in which they teach, and may also be called upon to contribute to other areas of activity ancillary to the academic programs of the School.

Within the School of English and Liberal Studies, the Professor will be required to develop and teach Liberal Studies Options in the Degree programs.
Responsibilities • The successful candidate will be able to teach a variety of Liberal Studies Options.
• Responsible for providing academic leadership and for developing an effective learning environment for students including the design, revision, and updating of courses.
• Consults with program and course directors and other faculty members, advisory committees, accrediting agencies, potential employers and students.
• Defines course objectives, evaluates and validates them; specifies or approves learning approaches and necessary resources.
• Develops individualized instruction and multimedia presentations where applicable, focusing primarily on experiential and project-based learning.
• Selects or approves textbooks and learning materials.
• Teaches assigned courses, including: ensuring student awareness of course objectives, approach and evaluation techniques.
• Carries out regularly scheduled instruction; provides tutoring and academic counselling to students.
• Provides a learning environment, which makes effective use of available resources, work experience, and field trips.
• Evaluates student progress/achievement and assumes responsibility for the overall assessment of the student's work within assigned courses.
• Provides guidance to Instructors relative to the Instructors' teaching assignments.
• Participates in the work of curriculum and other consultative committees as requested.
• From time to time, may be called upon to contribute to other areas ancillary to the role of Professor, such as student recruitment and selection, timetabling, facility design, professional development, student employment and control of supplies and equipment.
Qualifications • The successful candidate will have demonstrated competencies attained through a PhD in Humanities or Social Sciences.
• A minimum of 5 years teaching experience at the post-secondary level; online teaching experience is an asset
• Demonstrated ability to develop curriculum and incorporate technology into teaching is required.
• Excellent presentation, communication and human relation skills to interact effectively with the College’s multi-cultural/racial/able student and staff population, as is an understanding of and commitment to equity in education.
• Ability to convey the conceptual and practical aspects of curriculum to students, while respecting their diverse backgrounds, experience and individual learning styles are necessary.
• Must be able to work independently and with other faculty to develop and deliver curriculum and contribute positively to the team environment.
• Demonstrated leadership, computer and organizational skills, motivation and a willingness to innovate and apply new teaching techniques and technologies are also required.
Required Date January 2013
Posting Date November 20, 2012
Closing Date November 28, 2012
To Apply
Click on “Apply Now” below. Applications must be submitted online by the closing date and must include a covering letter and resume (as one document) in Word or pdf format.
 
Note: Consideration will be given to qualified internal full-time academic and partial-load employees first, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. New employees will be required to demonstrate the Faculty Basic Competencies by the end of their probationary period. Proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents will be required at the time of interview.
 
Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women.
 
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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