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Job: Professor of English, Writing and Communications (Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning; Deadline: 17 March 2020)

Professors, English – Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences & Innovative Learning – (13197)

 Salary: Academic starting salaries are determined based on qualifications and years of related experience as detailed in the collective agreement for academic employees. 

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 post-secondary institutions, offers a combination of theoretical learning and hands on experience and meets its vision of transforming post-secondary 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 and flexible learning options including:  bachelor’s degree, diplomas, certificates, 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,  and creative and performing arts. Learn more about Humber College at

The Department of English provides core writing and communications courses across multiple programs and credential levels. These courses focus on developing students’ abilities to read carefully, think critically, and communicate strategically—a skill set that is necessary to help students establish themselves as career-ready members of their communities. In addition, the department offers an Ontario Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing and Communications. The successful candidate will teach a range of writing and communications courses within the department and will contribute to the ongoing integration of universal design for learning, experiential learning, and multimodal communication into the department’s curricula. 
The incumbent will teach, develop curriculum, design/revise specific courses, create an effective and innovative learning environment for our students, assess student progress and achievement; work collaboratively with colleagues, participate in committees and related associations. Teaching will be assigned at both the North and Lakeshore campuses and may include teaching at the International Graduate School (Toronto) and/or Orangeville campus.
The incumbent may also support student advising, student recruitment, graduate placement, assist with the promotion and marketing of programs and develop and maintain strong industry ties.

The successful candidate will possess a graduate degree in a relevant field, such as Rhetoric and Composition, Professional Communication, Technical Communication, Applied Linguistics, Creative Writing, or English. In addition, the successful candidate will have at least three years of successful teaching experience at the post-secondary (preferably college) level with students of varied educational and cultural backgrounds. 
The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate
• the ability to teach a number of different courses offered by the department;• an awareness of current research in the teaching of writing and communication skills; and• experience in at least one of the following three areas, specifically within the context of teaching writing and communication skills: o universal design for learning (UDL) o experiential learning o multimodal communication 
The following will be considered assets: 
• Certification in second-language teaching (TESL Ontario or equivalent)• Experience in the communications industry • Demonstrated involvement in the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning or Applied Research

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. 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.

All candidates must also submit a statement of no more than 500 words that articulates their position on the role of writing and communications courses within a polytechnic setting and how their approach to teaching aligns with this role. 

*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 HR Generalists will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process. This document is available in alternate formats upon request.

 Position Type FT AcademicWork Locations North Campus 205 Humber College Blvd.  Etobicoke M9W 5L7Job Family Liberal ArtsDeadline to Apply March 17, 2020Job Posting 3/10/20Department English

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