Job Title: Faculty Lecturer
Faculty/ Unit: School of Continuing Studies, Management & Entrepreneurship
The McGill School of Continuing Studies (SCS), situated in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, seeks applications for a full-time, campus-based Faculty Lecturer position from candidates who have a background in at least two(2) of the following disciplines or subject areas: Project Management, Sustainability, Executive Production in creative industries, entertainment or sports, or in Business Analytics.
The successful applicants will teach courses in SCS undergraduate, graduate and/or professional (non-credit) programs and assume key administrative and leadership roles, including the Academic Program Coordinator role, and engage in professional service/contribution to the SCS, McGill, and external communities. Teaching excellence, Professional work experience, expertise in fostering active learning and inclusive environments, and curriculum development are strongly sought qualities.
Representative responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Teach up to the equivalent of 18 credits per academic year (undergraduate and/or graduate level, credit and/or non-credit professional courses) with the highest academic standards. Actual course load will depend on the scope of academic, administrative responsibilities/special projects as determined in consultation with the Academic Director of Management and Entrepreneurship and the Dean’s office;
- Lead the design, development, and delivery of academic content of credit and non-credit programs tailored for undergraduate and graduate students and partners in close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and maintaining academic rigor of those courses;
- Recruit and mentor course lecturers, and invite guest speakers and visiting practitioners;
- Provide leadership, mentorship, and guidance to course lecturers in best practices in teaching, course design and assessment for learners that foster equity, diversity and inclusion in and out of the classroom;
- Serve on departmental, School, and University committees and workgroups as needed and available;
- In collaboration with the SCS instructional design team, course lecturers, and other relevant stakeholders, complete the development of the online courses in the above fields;
- Liaise with appropriate professional associations and business organizations to ensure that programs are in alignment with industry and job market needs;
- Contribute to the School’s and University’s strategic goals and values, such as community and international engagement, creating an inclusive and diverse teaching and learning environment;
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
- Graduate degree conferred or near completion in Management or related fields.
- Proven record of accomplishment of relevant professional work experience as well as teaching at the university or corporate level.
- A PMP or PMI-ACP designation (in good standing) from Project Management Institute and experience in Agile methodologies are important assets.
Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities
- Demonstrated ability to foster inclusive and interactive learning.
- Experience in using technologies to support student learning and program delivery.
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Demonstrated commitment to staying updated with research and advances in the relevant areas of specialization.
- Strong interpersonal, time-management, and organizational skills.
- Experience in developing courses and programs, universal design for learning, academic advising, and student success strategies in the relevant areas of specialization.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; fluency in French is an asset.
- Experience in collaborating across disciplines, presenting or publishing in the field, or other forms of knowledge sharing and dissemination.
- Demonstrated teaching excellence in the relevant area(s) of specialization, with a solid ability to establish an inclusive classroom environment and effectively manage student participation and group interactions.
Additional Experience and Qualifications Considered an Asset
- Experience in seeking, writing, and managing grants or contracts.
- Experience working with underserved, underrepresented, and/or Indigenous learners, including members of designated equity groups.
- Strong background in the sustainability field.
- Knowledge of data analysis tools such as Python, Tableau, or Power BI.
- Experience in higher education academic administration, supervising and mentoring instructional staff.
- Knowledge of online, virtual, blended, and hybrid course development, delivery, and needs assessment and evaluation.
Job Type: Contract Academic Staff
Rank: Faculty Lecturer
Length of Appointment: Two (2) years, Renewed appointment possible pending available funding and performance.
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Posting Period: Please submit your application within 30 days of the publication of this advertisement. This is a full-time, ranked academic, non-tenure-track position with an initial appointment of two (2) years. The desired start date is June 2023. Positions remain open until filled. Priority is given to candidates who submit their applications by April 24, 2023
Required Documents and Process for selection:
Applications should include the following materials, preferably in a single PDF:
- Cover letter summarizing relevant educational background, teaching, and work experience.
- Curriculum vitae tailored to this position.
- Name, affiliation, and contact information of three references (will not be contacted without prior consent).
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Approach.
- Candidates can also submit their teaching evaluations and a syllabus for the course(s) they have developed or taught for the two most recent years, if available (may be uploaded separately if challenging to combine as a single PDF).
- Applicants who make the finalists’ list will be asked to provide three (3) letters of reference at the appropriate time.
Applications should be addressed to Dr. Kamal S. Salmasi, Academic Director, Management and Entrepreneurship. We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, the School of Continuing Studies will only contact applicants selected for an interview.
McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.
At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.
McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health- related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.
McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, email@example.com.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.