Ontario Tech University
Sessional Lecturer – BUSI 1030U – Writing and Critical Thinking – Winter 2023
Tracking Code: req445
Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Number of Sections: 1
Appointment Type: Limited Term
Salary Grade: Administered in accordance with the Collective Agreement
Posting Date: December 5, 2022
Closing Date: December 19, 2022
Course Name and Number: BUSI 1030U – Writing and Critical Thinking
Location of classes: North Campus
Course Start Date: January 9, 2023
Course End Date: April 28, 2023
Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Business and IT, the Sessional Lecturer provides instruction to undergraduate students in BUSI 1030U – Writing and Critical Thinking
The current schedule is:
Thursdays – 11:10AM – 2:00PM
(This schedule is subject to changes)
The primary responsibility of the applicant is to (develop and) teach a theoretically, methodologically sophisticated and relevant course at the university level within the parameters of the course description listed above. In keeping with a technology-enhanced learning environment utilizing laptop computers and wireless connectivity, the Sessional Lecturer will deliver the course using a technology-enhanced learning approach that includes a variety of inclusive teaching and learning strategies and assessments. The Sessional Lecturer will prepare, deliver and grade all course material and assignments and be available for consultation with students during and following completion of the course session.
This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the University and PSAC. The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website. Candidates will be required to certify that they are currently legally eligible to work in Canada for the duration of the contract.
In addition to the Required Education, Required Skills, and Required Experience set out below, the successful candidate will have a proven aptitude for teaching at the undergraduate level, with demonstrated potential for making excellent contributions to teaching.
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to respond to student enquiries and to grade assignments and exams in a timely manner
- High level of comfort with interacting with students and colleagues using online modalities such as Google Meets and Kaltura.
- Ability to manage a course effectively using a Learning Management System.
- An ability to develop innovative and inclusive teaching strategies
- An ability to communicate effectively in a multicultural and diverse community
Candidates must meet ONE of the following requirements:
- An MBA or PhD/PhD (ABD) in business, coupled with at least one year of experience working in the field of business communications; OR
- An MBA or PhD/PhD (ABD) in business, coupled with an undergraduate degree in communications; OR
- An MBA or PhD/PhD (ABD) in business, coupled with a diploma in business communications; OR
- A Masters of Arts or a PhD/PhD (ABD) in a discipline related to communications, coupled with at least one year of experience working in the field of business communications; OR
- A Masters of Arts or a PhD/PhD (ABD) in a discipline related to communications, coupled with an undergraduate degree in business; OR
- A Masters of Education, coupled with an undergraduate degree in business; OR
- A Masters of Education, coupled with at least one year of experience working in the field of business communications; OR
- A Master degree or PhD/PhD (ABD), coupled with experience having taught a course that is at least 80% identical to BUSI 1030 within the past three years, as evidenced by a copy of the course syllabus and teaching evaluations.
- Experience teaching a business communications course at the undergraduate university level within the past five years is an asset.
- Experience working in the field of business communications is an asset.
Priority will be given to an Internal Applicant who has taught any course for the University in three (3) different sessions in the past thirty-six (36) months, provided they meet the requirements for the position as outlined in the job posting.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit in electronic format a covering letter and their resume. Applications will be accepted until December 19, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is found. We appreciate all applications received; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Ontario Tech University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous Peoples in Canada will be given priority.
Ontario Tech University respects people’s different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. The University is also committed to ensuring that confidentiality is maintained throughout all aspects of the recruitment cycle.
Prior to May 1, 2022, the university required all students, faculty, staff and visitors (including contractors) to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as defined by our mandatory vaccine directive. This directive was paused, effective May 1, 2022, but may be reinstated at any point in the future depending on public health guidelines and the recommendations of experts. All employees of the university will be expected to comply with the requirements of this directive.
The university recognizes faculty and staff may require accommodations. We are committed to an accommodation process in which individualized needs (e.g. for medical and religious/creed grounds) are appropriately addressed under the Ontario Human Rights Code. A COVID-19 Vaccination Accommodation Application Form is available. If you require accommodation, please contact Julie Day, Health and Disability Management Specialist. For more information about the universities policies for accommodating employees with disabilities please review the university’s Accessibility Policy.
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Job Location: Oshawa, ON, Canada
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