Professor, Hospitality Management, School of Tourism
Reporting to the Chair, School of Tourism, the Professor will be responsible for providing academic leadership in the classroom, ensuring an effective and compelling learning environment for students. Through participation in the design, revision, delivery and evaluation of learning outcomes, the Professor will be responsible for developing a weekly schedule based on appropriate learning materials, evaluating student performance and providing academic counseling to students. In these respects, the Professor must be able to work effectively both independently and as a team member. The Professor will be required to become familiar with the vocational objective and career paths of his/her students and, where appropriate, incorporate this knowledge into class materials and assignments. It is also expected that the Professor will be receptive to new teaching methods and be willing to participate in the adaptation of subjects, or parts of subjects, to electronic delivery within and outside the classroom. The Professor will be required to represent the College to community groups, business and professional associations. The Professor will participate in the work of curriculum program advisory and/or other committees as required and stay current in the world of business. The Professor may also be called upon to contribute to other areas of activity ancillary to the academic programs of the School as well as work cooperatively with colleagues from other schools within the Faculty of Business.
• The successful candidate will be able to teach a variety of higher level subjects within the School of Tourism. • 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/ course directors, other faculty members, advisory committees, industry partners, 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, 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 is responsible for the overall assessment of the student's work within assigned courses. • Provides guidance to Instructors relative to their teaching assignments; participates in the work of 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.
• The successful candidate will have demonstrated competencies attained through a required Masters’ degree in Hospitality Management. Preference will be given to candidates who have or are working toward a Doctorate degree/PHD in Hospitality Management.
• A minimum of 2-5 years teaching experience at the post-secondary or industry training level; progressively responsible experience demonstrating adult education principles in program planning, curriculum development, teaching adults, assessing community/business industry needs.
• Minimum 2- 5 years’ experience in the Hospitality industry is required.
• Demonstrated ability to develop curriculum and incorporate technology into teaching as 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.
• Able to work independently and with other faculty to develop and deliver curriculum and contribute positively to the team environment.
• Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills, motivation and a willingness to apply new teaching techniques and technologies.
• Must have expertise in usage of Course Management Software (e.g. Blackboard), teaching classroom technology, and Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, and PowerPoint.
April 29, 2013
Open until Filled
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.