Academic Associate

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This position is with McGill University’s Teaching and Learning Services. If the link does not work, it is because the application deadline has passed or the position has been filled.

HR Contact: sydnee.goodrich@mcgill.ca  , kindly contact them if you have any questions regarding the position.

Position Summary:

Applications are invited for a non-tenure track appointment (with the possibility of renewal) as an Academic Associate in Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) at McGill University. TLS is dedicated to promoting excellence in teaching and learning at McGill. Its Director, who reports to the Associate Provost (Teaching and Academic Programs), leads a team that includes academic and non-academic professionals, support staff, and student interns. Over the past years, the attention to and support of teaching and learning has grown dramatically, making this an exciting time to join TLS as an Academic Associate.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will work 80% with the Desautels Faculty of Management, and 20% with TLS to support the University more generally. The successful candidate will collaborate with academic and non-academic staff, teaching assistants, and undergraduate and graduate students by:

  • Working with the leadership of Management to advance teaching and learning projects, especially those related to blended and online teaching and learning, that promote dialogue within and across areas in the Faculty to develop learning outcomes and assessment strategies;
  • Assisting instructors with the redesign of their courses to a blended modality by offering consultations, trainings, helping instructors access available resources, and working with instructors, area coordinators and program directors to reconceptualize, develop and deliver courses as blended;
  • Acting as the point person for all blended course redesign needs; ensuring communication between course development services team, instructors, Faculty leadership, and TLS.
  • Leading a committee centered on blended teaching and learning at Desautels and liaising with University-level working groups on policies and procedures related to blended and online teaching and learning;
  • Developing, reviewing and refining teaching and assessment guidelines for blended and online course delivery that align with Faculty and University-wide policies;
  • Evaluating the blended course redesign project and gathering feedback on success of ongoing and completed projects through consultations, focus groups and course evaluations;
  • Applying a programmatic approach to the future offering of specific courses in a blended or online modality;
  • Initiating future blended and online course redesign projects with instructors to redesign specific courses and develop course-specific strategies for instruction and assessment;
  • Developing opportunities in collaboration with the 2nd Academic Associate in the Faculty, such as brown bag series and workshops, for colleagues within Management to share ideas about teaching and learning;
  • Co-leading a committee dedicated to the adjudication of the Desautels teaching awards;
  • Collaborating with different program offices, committees, and University-level working groups on policies and procedures related to teaching and learning; and
  • Working with the Faculty Administration and University Advancement to identify opportunities for philanthropic support for blended learning and course redesign projects.

Education and Experience:

Preference will be given to applicants with completed, earned PhDs in a relevant discipline; a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with related experience is the minimum requirement.

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:

The search committee is seeking a service-oriented individual who is able to conceptualize, design, implement and evaluate initiatives that aim to transform and improve teaching and learning at McGill. Demonstrated leadership and organizational abilities, as well as collaboration and team building skills are essential. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required; knowledge of French is an asset.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have demonstrated abilities in the following areas:

  • course design and development
  • blended or online course development
  • instructional and assessment strategies
  • program and curriculum development strategies
  • implementation of educational development projects with a variety of stakeholders
  • application of technology to teaching and learning
  • design of physical and virtual learning environments
  • workshop facilitation
  • individual consultations
  • collaborative projects as both team leader and team member
  • teaching at the post-secondary level
  • documenting change processes and the impact of new practices on instructors and students
  • application of research and theory of teaching and learning in higher education to educational development projects
  • relevant professional activities (e.g., peer review of articles, conference submissions, association officer, conference organizer)
  • contributions to the peer academic community (e.g., collaboration with other universities, journal review)
  • contributions to University activities (e.g., governance committee work; adjudication committees)

How To Apply: 

To apply, please submit your complete application via Workday, including your cover letter and CV no later than April 27, 2022.

Before applying, please consult guidelines for internal candidates (employees with a current active employee in Workday) or as need be, external candidates (all other candidates) to ensure successful completion and submission of your application. Should you have any questions, please contact sydnee.goodrich@mcgill.ca.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, Teaching and Learning Services will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome 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 productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, accessibilityrequest.hr@mcgill.ca or 514-398-3711.

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, accessibilityrequest.hr@mcgill.ca.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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