Professor, Professional and Technical Communication

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Professor, Professional and Technical Communication

Post by HRConestoga » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:45 pm

Job Title: Professor, Professional and Technical Communication
Competition #: 20-109
Dept./Campus: School of Interdisciplinary Studies/Doon
Posting Date: March 10, 2020
Closing Date: March 22, 2020
Vacancy Type: Academic Full-time New Position (Full-time Academic employees and current partial-load employees or persons who have been partial-load employees within 4 months prior to the posting are considered internal applicants and will be given first consideration)

Conestoga College is a leader in polytechnic education. Our career-focused education, training and applied research programs prepare students for success, support industry and workforce needs, and promote economic prosperity throughout our region and across Ontario.
As a preferred employer, Conestoga is committed to supporting the development and well-being of our employees through competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and ongoing professional and personal learning opportunities that result in enhanced skills, shared successes and an engaged college community.

The School of Interdisciplinary Studies is currently seeking a qualified professional to join the School in the capacity of Professor, Professional and Technical Communication. Under the direction of the Chair, the Professor is responsible for the delivery of curriculum, development of an effective learning environment for students, and academic leadership:
• Designing, updating and delivering a variety of courses, including project courses
• Defining, evaluating and validating program and course learning outcomes
• Developing alternative delivery strategies, and online course development and teaching, as required
• Ensuring program and course curriculum are current, relevant and reflective of best practices in the field
• Designing appropriate strategies and tools for facilitating and evaluating student progress and achievement
• Creating and maintaining a positive learning environment which supports the diversity of students’ cultures, educational backgrounds and learning styles
• Participating in department, portfolio/school and college-wide activities/task groups as required
• Working in a collaborative, collegial manner both within the department and across the college
• Development of industry partnerships and collaboration with industry partners
• Fulfilling responsibilities as defined in the Academic Employees Collective Agreement

• Master’s Degree in English, Communication, or Adult Education required
• Three years previous post-secondary level teaching experience or documented mentoring of professional communicators and/or user experience practitioners in the field of technical communications
• Three years of experience in a corporate, technical, or business communications role
• Experience with curriculum development is an asset, including online development
• Knowledge and experience of computer systems (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite) and educational technologies (e.g. D2L) is preferred
• Demonstrated exceptional presentation, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of an academic team
• Demonstrated ability to relate to learners and providing a positive learning environment to students working at different skill levels including international students and students requiring accommodation is an asset
• Demonstrated commitment to academic excellence and student success, and ability to support Conestoga’s continuous quality improvement initiatives
• Strong relationships with relevant industry contacts and network connections is an asset

Successful applicants will be required to commence employment in August 2020. The non-teaching period for this position is in the summer semester

Interested applicants should apply online with their cover letter and resume saved together in one file at:

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