The School of Arts and Culture at Red Deer Polytechnic is seeking a Probationary Continuous English Instructor (Open Specialization) within the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, to begin 5 August 2022. The deadline for applications is 22 February 2022; full details are below. The job listing can be also be found here.
Please include the following documents in your application:
- Teaching Philosophy: a statement (2 pages maximum) of your teaching philosophy outlining the principles and approaches that guide your teaching
- Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement: a statement (2 pages maximum) describing your equity, diversity, or inclusion activities and goals related to teaching, research, and professional service
|Position Title||English Instructor – Continuous Appointment (Probationary)|
|Faculty/Instructor Profile||Faculty at Red Deer Polytechnic: ★ Are passionate about teaching, learning, and student success. ★ Pursue professional learning to continually enhance their practice and their discipline. ★ Are recognized for their contributions to both local and global communities. |
Role Description As Red Deer Polytechnic’s future takes shape through growing our breadth of credentials and programs, our institution has elevated expectations of faculty. We do recognize that new hires may not have all the skills and experience when applying, and we want you to know that there is flexibility to develop your talents over time. The initial focus for the new faculty will be on teaching and student success with opportunities for professional development, growth, and collaboration. Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) is committed to all faculty acquiring the identified Key Attributes over time.
Teaching The faculty member combines discipline expertise with evidence-based teaching to facilitate effective and varied learning experiences.
Student Success The faculty member encourages student success in an engaging, supportive environment by being responsive to student needs and ideas.
Professional Development The faculty member engages in the continuous pursuit of knowledge to maintain currency in their discipline and their teaching practice.
Research, Scholarly and Creative Pursuits The faculty member can pursue impactful scholarly and creative activities and disseminate knowledge that advances the discipline, enhances the reputation of Red Deer Polytechnic, and improves communities.
Community Contributions The faculty member values engagement, contributing knowledge and their own expertise to the betterment of Red Deer Polytechnic and local communities, as well as discipline-based, national, and global communities. For More Information:
|Position Responsibilities||The School of Arts and Culture is seeking a Probationary Continuous English Instructor (Open Specialization) within the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.|
The successful candidate will have a Master’s Degree (minimum) or PhD (preferred) in English or a related field, such as, but not limited to, Indigenous Studies, Gender Studies, Writing Studies, or Interdisciplinary Studies. The committee will consider candidates with alternative academic credentials (e.g. post-graduate certificates) in combination with professional accomplishments or recognized achievements within areas relevant to the position.
The successful candidate must have evidence of demonstrated success teaching introductory English courses on essay writing, critical reading, and literary analysis to a diverse student population across a range of programs.
As RDP expands its program offering, duties may include instruction in: primarily first-year composition and literature classes select second-year literature classes occasional third- or fourth-year literature or multidisciplinary courses, on a rotating basis among other faculty courses in other disciplines in the School of Arts and Culture based on their areas of expertise
The successful candidate will engage in scholarship and service expectations of faculty and contribute to the scholarship and teaching of a multidisciplinary School and Department as Red Deer Polytechnic grows its credential offerings.
Faculty may be required to teach on campus and/or online (with synchronous or asynchronous instruction). All faculty may be required to attend on campus meetings and events. For more information contact: Dr. Alison Jeppesen Associate Dean Email: Alison.Jeppesen@rdpolytech.ca
|Required Qualifications||MA in English (or related field) required. Examples of related fields include, but are not limited to, Indigenous Studies, Gender Studies, Writing Studies, or Interdisciplinary Studies. |
The committee will consider candidates with alternative academic credentials (e.g. post-graduate certificates) in combination with professional accomplishments or recognized achievements within areas relevant to the position.
Experience teaching introductory English (essay composition, critical reading, and literary analysis).
|Preferred Qualifications||PhD in English or a closely related fieldExamples of related fields include, but are not limited to, Indigenous Studies, Gender Studies, Writing Studies, or Interdisciplinary StudiesExperience teaching introductory English course at the University level (essay composition, critical reading, and literary analysis) Experience teaching online and face-to-face Experience teaching upper year courses and multidisciplinary perspective courses|
|Salary or Hourly?||Salary|
|Salary||Commensurate with education and experience|
|Benefits and Compensation Information||Red Deer Polytechnic offers a comprehensive benefits package including extended health and dental care through Blue Cross, access to a health spending account, pension plan, Employee & Family Assistance Program, generous vacation allotments, credit tuition waivers and opportunities for professional development funding. Additional time off due to Institution closures between Christmas and New Year general holidays.|
Eligibility to access the above-mentioned benefits dependent upon the FARDC Collective Agreement and related RDP policies.
|About Red Deer Polytechnic||Red Deer Polytechnic has been a pivotal part of central Alberta for nearly six decades. Since our story began as Red Deer College in 1964, we have proudly served our learners and communities. Now, with our new designation as Red Deer Polytechnic, the institution continues to grow across its breadth of credentials, programs and collaborative opportunities. Looking to our exciting future, Red Deer Polytechnic is seeking highly qualified, committed faculty and staff to be part of the team of employees who will help us realize our vision. |
Red Deer Polytechnic Strategic Vision: To be the post-secondary institution of choice serving learners and communities through leadership, excellence, and innovation and demonstrating system shaping leadership for an emerging world.
At Red Deer Polytechnic we:
Offer more than 100 programs in a variety of disciplines and credentials and encourage innovative experiences that prepare learners for successful careers and lives. Provide robust supports and resources to assist in personal and professional growth. Value fresh ideas from individuals who are new to teaching, and those who want to translate years of experience to a meaningful legacy with the next generation. Focus on research that is applied and that enriches students’ experiences and helps solve everyday issues. Hold in high regard diversity, inclusion, and an environment that values everyone. Provide opportunities to challenge and support the mind, body and spirit, and to engage in personal and professional empowerment. Demonstrate a commitment to Indigenous education in the spirit of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and demonstrate this commitment as signatories to the Colleges and Institutes Canada Indigenous Education Protocol.
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