Professor, English as a Second Language

Posted On: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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

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What You’ll Be Doing

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sheridan is seeking an outstanding and creative individual to join our Faculty team as a Professor of English as a Second Language (ESL) within the School of Communication and Literary Studies. The incumbent will be responsible for providing academic leadership, student advisement and encouragement, developing innovative curricula, and teaching in the ESL/EAP and TESOL Plus programs. Within the classroom, the Professor will develop an effective learning environment for students that respects their diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, lived experiences, and individual learning preferences in a range of courses in the ESL/EAP and TESOL Plus programs. Beyond the classroom, the Professor will contribute to the ongoing mandates of our Faculty through enhancing program quality, collaborating with other full and part-time Faculty in a variety of projects, participating in departmental and cross-college committees, and engaging within the broader framework of Sheridan’s Strategic and Creativity initiatives. 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 include:

  • Ensuring program and course curricula are current, relevant and reflective of research and best practices within the relevant professional/program disciplines
  • Defining, evaluating, and validating learning outcomes for courses and programs
  • Creating an effective environment for learning which respects and accommodates students’ diverse cultural, religious, and educational backgrounds, lived experiences and individual learning preferences
  • Developing current, relevant and appropriate multi-media materials and alternative delivery strategies that are conducive to student learning and success, and incorporating appropriate educational technologies into the applied learning process
  • Designing relevant and appropriate strategies and tools for facilitating and assessing student performance that are consistent with the learning outcomes of the course and address their diverse needs and learning preferences
  • Ensuring that students are aware of course and program learning outcomes, learning strategies and evaluation techniques; providing individual tutoring and academic counselling; and evaluating student progress/achievement within assigned courses
  • Contributing to College, Faculty and program excellence by collaborating on a variety of initiatives such as new program and curricula development, cross-college committees, student supports, collaborative delivery of curricula and assessment
  • Contributing to program development and applied research that serves the needs of the students across Sheridan with involvement in consultative committees, collaborative projects, grant applications, and other related activities
  • Mentoring TESOL Plus student teachers and providing opportunities for classroom observations

About You

You are committed to excellence in teaching and learning within a collaborative team environment.

You have a demonstrated ability to convey the conceptual and applied aspects of knowledge to a broad range of diverse students.

You value participating in and creating safe, brave, and inclusive environments at work and in the community, and thrive to be part of a culture that takes action to ensure no one is left behind.

You enjoy balancing many different tasks, staying organized and planning, integrating multiple information streams, prioritizing and tracking various projects to meet a demanding workload, and keep things running smoothly.

You are a creative individual who has a demonstrated ability to think critically and effectively solve problems in a fast-paced and diverse environment.

You bring a solid network of contacts with other academics, professionals, organizations and employers.

The successful candidate will also meet the following qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in ESL, Applied Linguistics, TESOL or related field; PhD preferred;
  • TESL Ontario certification;
  • CELTA Teacher Trainer credential or related TESOL Teacher Trainer credential;
  • 5 years of experience in teaching and curriculum development and/or leadership in a post-secondary environment;
  • 2 years of experience teaching in CELTA or related TESL/TESOL Certificate programs;
  • 2 years of online ESL/TESOL teaching experience, including asynchronous and synchronous online delivery of curricula, in a post-secondary environment preferred;
  • Experience applying the Canadian Language Benchmarks and/or Common European Framework of Reference in teaching and/or curriculum development;
  • Experience with TESOL teaching in a post-secondary context (asset);
  • Experience and publications in undergraduate/applied research in field of ESL, Applied Linguistics, TESOL or related fields of study (asset).
Sheridan College
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Other information: 

Faculty: Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Location: HMC (may be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus) once normal campus operations resume. This position is currently working remotely.
Reference #: J0921-1878
Employee Group: Academic
Hours: Professors may teach between the hours of 8:00am and 10:00pm
Salary Range: $66,555 - $115,378
Start Date: January 2022
Application Deadline: October 28, 2021

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