Professor, English as a Second Language

Posted On: 
Monday, October 3, 2022

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

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.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

What You’ll be Doing

  • 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 and activities, 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

The successful candidate will 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 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 (preferably in a post-secondary environment);
  • 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 will be considered an asset;
  • Experience and publications in undergraduate/applied research in field of ESL, Applied Linguistics, TESOL or related fields of study will be considered an asset.
Sheridan College
4180 Duke of York Boulevard
Mississauga, ON L5B 0G5
Other information: 

Other Details

Faculty: Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Location: HMC (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus) during normal operations. The position is currently working a hybrid of remote and on-campus. Possibility of becoming fully on-campus contingent on future student demand.
Reference #: J0822-1665
Employee Group: Academic
Hours: Professors may teach between the hours of 8:00am and 10:00pm
Salary Range: $67,893 - $117,697 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)
Start Date: January 2023
Application Deadline: October 23, 2022

Sheridan is deeply committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, Anishinaabe Nation, Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Sheridan is situated on these lands and it is our collective responsibility to honour and respect those who have gone before us, those who are here, and those who have yet to come. We are grateful for the opportunity to be working on this land.

Sheridan values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. Sheridan regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. Sheridan seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including those who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

Sheridan is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources.

You may be asked to provide copies of your educational credentials at the time of interview. Upon hire, we require official confirmation of educational credentials and Canadian equivalency assessments, if applicable.