Professor, Curriculum Consultant

Job Detail

Company: Algonquin College
Industry: Educational Institutions
Job Type: Full Time
Salary Level ($):
Job Location: Ottawa, ON
Highest Level Of Education: Master
Job Posting Date: 04-Apr-2018
Apply by: 11-Apr-2018

Job Description:

Job Opportunity with Algonquin College

World Skills Employment Centre is working with Algonquin College to recruit for the position of Professor, Curriculum Consultant.

World Skills is not hiring for this position. If you are interested in this opportunity, please follow these steps:

  • Please send a cover letter and a resume to, on or before 9:00 am, April 11, 2018.
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  • Please save your cover letter and resume as a SINGLE document, with the file name Your First Name_ Last Name_Position Title (John_Smith_Project Officer).
  • Late applications will not be accepted.

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Job Description

The Department of Academic Development at Algonquin College supports student success by ensuring quality programs and curricula. Through its work with faculty and staff in the academic area, the Department promotes and supports the quality and integrity of the curriculum in academic programs and courses; establishes internal and external pathways and partnerships to support student mobility; oversees the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) process; and supports faculty professional development activities. Further, the Department of Academic Development provides leadership and support in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of programs across the College.

Reporting to the Chair, Academic Development, the incumbent works as a member of the Academic Development team that supports program and curriculum development, program evaluation, and program modification activities across the College. The incumbent supports the planning, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum at the program level, across each academic credential offered by the College.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the provision of academic leadership, including:

  • guiding and assisting academic staff as they plan, develop, implement, review and modify program curriculum
  • guiding the development of program proposals in accordance with College and Ministry policies and conforming to the Ontario Qualifications Framework or the Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB) Standards and Benchmarks as appropriate
  • supporting faculty through curriculum-related activities within the Program Quality Review (PQR) process and providing faculty with training and coaching related to program modifications resulting from PQR, Annual Curriculum Reviews (ACR), and/or Ministry program standards
  • supporting faculty through curriculum-related activities to implement new program standards
  • supporting the College goals of alignment of multi-delivery programs
  • facilitating the development of gap analyses and bridging courses to support degree and program pathways
  • participating in the work of curriculum and other consultative committees, and departmental/faculty meetings
  • contributing curriculum and teaching-learning expertise to College committees and projects
  • consulting, coaching and guiding academic staff in relation to a range of curriculum issues
  • building institutional capacity in all aspects of curriculum development, modification, and review and implementation through coaching, providing professional development and sharing support tools and materials
  • providing analytical support for the design and development of training curricula, learning strategies, educational policies and standards
  • planning, delivering and evaluating workshops, courses and programs related to curriculum, for faculty and other stakeholders
  • being a point of contact for faculty, coordinators, chairs and deans within an academic portfolio modeling the College values of Caring, Learning, Integrity and Respect.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Education or a related field of study;
  • Minimum three (3) years of teaching experience, or equivalent, preferably in a post-secondary setting;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in program and course curriculum development; experience working within the Ontario Qualifications Framework, Framework for Programs of Instruction, and the Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board Standards and Benchmarks;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the use of educational technologies;
  • Experience in the development and delivery of hybrid and online curriculum would be considered an asset;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles and methods for training design, professional development training design and instruction for educators, and measurement of training effects would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to build rapport and work effectively with a wide range of faculty and staff from different areas, skills and experience levels;
  • Highly effective communication, presentation, facilitation, planning, and organizational skills;
  • Ability to participate in consultative decision-making processes;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • High level of adaptability and ability to produce results under tight timelines;
  • Sound knowledge of curriculum theory and practice with demonstrated skill working with curriculum in a variety of delivery modes;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of student success strategies in a postsecondary setting;
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience with a variety of assessment techniques;
  • Demonstrated skill in Algonquin College’s preferred teaching competencies as set out in the Professor of the 21st Century document:
  • Evidence of commitment to the success of all learners;
  • Awareness of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and its implementation in an academic environment would be considered an asset;
  • Experience with audit and/or accreditation processes would be considered an asset.