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Job ID ACAD-INV-PT-19/20-104

Location: Kingston

Deadline: September 27 / 2019

Job Type: Faculty

Start Date: October 2019 and February 2020
Department: International Education

Number of Positions: 1

Duration: Part-time


The responsibilities of SLC Professors include, but are not limited to:

Creating a positive learning environment that accommodate students’ diverse culture and educational backgrounds, experience and individual learning preferences;
Effectively use educational and advanced technologies, and digital learning methodologies to enhance the student learning experience;
Developing curriculum that is appropriately designed and uses evidence-based tools and strategies to support and assess student learning;
Utilize principles of adult education to actively engage students in the learning process;
Ensuring that course and program curriculum is current and relevant with a lens on the future;
Working effectively with learners, colleagues, program and interdisciplinary teams as well as internal and external stakeholders;
Effectively use the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to build a contemporary and evidenced based practice.

St. Lawrence College is seeking an experienced and motivated professional who shares St. Lawrence College’s vision to be a globally recognized college, delivering innovative learning opportunities and preparing career-ready graduates to be leaders in their field. 

St. Lawrence College requires a part-time professor to teach a course in the GAS-EAP Program. This is a new Ontario College Certificate program that was launched on the Kingston Campus in May 2019. There are two levels: the first level focuses on advanced level of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The second level integrates EAP curriculum with academic courses. The goal is to help students transition into the academic culture in Canada and prepare them to study and succeed in post-secondary studies.  

The College invites applications from qualified individuals for a part-time teaching position for the Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 terms. An inventory of candidates interested in teaching courses will be created and retained for a period of one year. 

The College has an immediate need for the following course for the second level of the GAS-EAP program:

GENE 165: Intercultural Communication

This introductory course highlights the complex and dynamic components of cultural groups and their interactions. Students reflect on their own cultures and learn about others through various theoretical perspectives including Social Science, Interpretive Approach, and Critical Approach. Based on concepts of history, power, and identity, students learn how intercultural communication is affected by language, non-verbal communication, culture shock, popular culture, relationships, and conflict. Students discuss how these theories can be used to examine differences between cultures.


The ideal candidate will meet or exceed the following qualifications:

Education / Certification / Designation: 

1. A Master’s degree in Intercultural Communication, International Study or relevant field is required or an equivalent combination of education and teaching.
2. A minimum of three years of experience teaching in a post-secondary environment. Must have experience teaching the course in an integrated manner to support ESL learners’ language development.
3. Familiarity with adult learning principles, student-centred approach, and competency-based pedagogy. 
4. An understanding of the international student learning experience. 
5. Knowledge and skills in curriculum development and e-learning are considered an asset. 
6. Highly collaborative to coordinate curriculum and assessment strategies with other faculty team members.
7. Teaching experience using Blackboard or other learning management systems is preferred.
8. Experience in career development for emerging business professionals.
9. Teaching experience at the post-secondary level with demonstrated proficiency and practice using principles of andragogy is preferred.
10. A global mindset and a demonstrated practice supporting a diversity of learners.
11. Experience participating in industry-led or community-based applied research is preferred.
12. A proven track record of life-long learning.
13. A demonstrated commitment to putting “students’ first is preferred”.
14. An understanding of the Ontario college system is preferred.

Candidates seeking faculty positions with the College will be required to design, facilitate and assess learning in accordance with adult learning principles and universal design in learning (UDL).  Prior post-secondary teaching experience or experience in adult instructions techniques, and curriculum design experience will be preferred.   An ongoing commitment to professional learning is required.

Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide a teaching demonstration. Details will be provided when interviews are scheduled.

Start Dates: October 2019 and February 2020

Reporting To: Associate Dean, International Education

Salary and Terms

Hourly Salary Range will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Posted Date: August 19, 2019                                                               

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to quoting the Competition Number in the subject line: ACAD-INV-PT-19/20-104 and state your specific area of interest along with your availability in your cover letter.

Closing Date: Ongoing until filled. First application review is August 27, 2019.  Applications will continue to be accepted on an on-going basis to be added to our academic inventory until the teaching position is filled.