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Job: Professor, English and Literary Studies, Sheridan College (deadline: May 19, 2017)

Professor, English and Literary Studies

More information about this job:

Job Description:

Faculty/Department: Humanities and Social Sciences

Employee Group: Academic

Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)

Reference Number: 17/F/31

Application Deadline: May 19, 2017

Start Date: August 2017

Salary Range: $61,638 – $106,853 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)


As Sheridan moves towards its vision of becoming Canada’s leading undergraduate teaching university, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is seeking a professor who will be responsible for curriculum leadership in the area of English and Literary Studies. The incumbent will be expected to teach a range of introductory courses at the degree and diploma levels such as Composition and Rhetoric, English Communications as well as Literature courses. In addition, the candidate will be expected to participate in course development within his/her area of discipline and also have a strong publishing record in literary studies and a willingness to engage in undergraduate research in a postsecondary environment.The successful candidate should be committed to working in a team environment that supports distinctive programming.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that program and course curricula are current, relevant and reflective of best practices within the relevant professional/program disciplines
  • Defining, evaluating and validating learning outcomes for courses and programs
  • Creating an effective environment for applied learning which accommodates students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences and learning styles
  • Designing appropriate strategies and tools for facilitating and assessing student learning that are invitational and reflective of best practices in teaching and learning
  • Developing appropriate strategies and tools to assess student performance that are consistent with the learning outcomes of the course and address multiple learning styles
  • Developing multi-media materials and alternative delivery strategies, and incorporating appropriate educational technologies into the applied learning process



  • PhD degree in English Literature is required;
  • Expertise in the areas of Women’s Studies, Indigenous Literature or Gender Studies would be an asset;
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the post-secondary level, with three to five years of experience preferred;
  • Solid record of accomplishment in publishing in the areas of specialization required;
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills ;
  • Ability to convey the conceptual and applied aspects of knowledge to a broad range of students;
  • Committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment.


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Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


Note: Copies of educational credentials is requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.

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