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Job: Professor of English, full-time (Humber College; deadline: 24 March 2019)

Professor, English

Job ID: 2019-037 

Open Date: 03/13/2019 

Close Date: 03/24/2019 

Position Summary

If you are an educational leader looking for an opportunity to be part of a transformative experience and contribute as we shape the future of our students and communities, here is your opportunity to join our team.  Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions, offers a combination of theoretical learning and hands on experience and meets its vision of transforming postsecondary education through global and polytechnic leadership.  Humber’s Centres of Innovation and Entrepreneurship will integrate applied research into program curricula and provide students with access to interdisciplinary and industry projects. We are seeking faculty who will provide students with an exceptional learning experience as we immerse our students in experiential learning and programs that empower them to think critically, make bold choices and become leaders of change.  Humber offers a variety of credentials including: bachelor’s degree, diplomas, certificates, post-graduate certificates and apprentice programs. Faculty and students excel in business, applied technology, media studies, liberal arts and sciences, social community services, health sciences, hospitality, recreation and lifestyle promotion and creative and performing arts. Learn more about Humber College at  The successful candidate will be required to teach courses in the Department of English/Writing and Communications programming at the North and Lakeshore campus. The incumbent will teach, develop curriculum, lesson plan, design/revise specific courses, create an effective and innovative learning environment for our students, and assess student progress and achievement. In addition, the candidate will work collaboratively with colleagues, participate on Humber/Departmental committees and related associations, and advance college initiatives. Teaching will be assigned at both the North and Lakeshore campuses.  The incumbent will also support student advising, student recruitment, graduate placement, assist with the promotion and marketing of programs and develop community partnerships and maintain strong professional associations.


The successful candidate will have a graduate degree in a relevant field, such as Rhetoric and Composition, English, Applied Linguistics, Technical/Professional Communication or Creative Writing. A Ph.D. is an asset. Certification in second-language teaching (TESL Ontario or equivalent) is also an asset. The candidate must possess a strong understanding of the role of writing in the college setting, across a variety of programs and for a variety of purposes. The candidate should also have demonstrated knowledge and expertise in writing pedagogy and at least 3-5 years of successful teaching at the post-secondary (preferably college) level with students of varied educational and cultural backgrounds. Specific expertise in areas such as TESL, developmental education, e-Learning and online writing instruction, workplace writing, and professional writing and communications are highly desirable. In addition, the successful candidate will share Humber’s commitment to multicultural diversity, student-centred active learning, and instructional technology. The successful candidate will possess well-developed interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills and have demonstrated ability to contribute positively to curriculum development and delivery. Industry acumen and experience is required.  In addition, the successful candidate will have engaging and effective teaching skills, demonstrated ability to coach and support students, demonstrated experience managing classroom dynamics, strong knowledge and application of current pedagogical principles, a student focused approach and a demonstrated commitment to fostering innovation and positive change. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of principles of equity and inclusion, be a collaborative team player and be committed to a positive team culture.

Reports To:

 Associate Dean 

Job Type:

 Full Time 

Job Classification:



 All candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and position statement (approximately 500 words) discussing their experience, areas of expertise, and approach to writing pedagogy, to HR Services by applying online at: 


 Faculty of LAS and Innovative Learning 


 Humber Lakeshore Campus, Humber North Campus 


Academic start salaries are determined by qualifications and years of related experience as detailed in the current Collective Agreement for Academic Employees.

*All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; internal candidates will be given consideration in accordance with the collective agreement. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Humber College is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and our city. We actively seek qualified individuals from equity seeking groups with demonstrated skills and knowledge to deal with all aspects of equity, diversity and inclusion in a post-secondary environment. Humber College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Our Recruitment Coordinators will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process. This document is available in alternate formats upon request.

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