Professor, School of Public Safety - Paralegal Program

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Professor, School of Public Safety - Paralegal Program

Post by sheridan » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:43 pm

Consideration will be given to qualified internal full-time academic and partial-load employees first in accordance with the Collective Agreement requirements.

Faculty: Applied Health and Community Studies
Employee Group: Academic
Campus: Davis (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)
Application Deadline: October 18, 2019
Start Date: January 2020
Reference Number: 19/F/38
Salary Range: $65,250 - $113,115 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)

Sheridan is looking for outstanding individuals to join our faculty team. The successful candidate will teach a range of courses in all areas of law related to Paralegal education pursuant to the Law Society of Ontario Paralegal Education Program Accreditation Policy and other courses within the School of Public Safety to students in the Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies (FAHCS). The incumbent will also contribute to program and curriculum development within the Paralegal program as well as other programs within FAHCS.

Sheridan faculty provide academic leadership to programs and courses within their areas of expertise and contribute to a learning-centred environment, where students can develop to their full potential. They also contribute to Sheridan, Faculty and program excellence by collaborating on a variety of initiatives such as new program development, applied research and alternative delivery strategies. Faculty ensure students are aware of course and program learning outcomes, learning strategies and evaluation techniques, through providing individual tutoring, academic counselling and evaluating student progress/achievement within assigned courses.

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.

• LLB/Juris Doctor (or an Honours Degree in a related field plus a paralegal diploma or certificate) required
• LLM or Master’s Degree in a related field (preferred)
• Member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
• A minimum of three years relevant practical and professional experience is preferred
• Experience teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level or equivalent experience as a trainer in business or industry preferred
• Strong network of contacts with other academics, professionals, organizations and employers
• 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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