Applications are invited from qualified individuals for two full time Without Term Lecturer positions within the College of Engineering’s School of Professional Development (SoPD).
The successful candidates will become key members of the First Year Engineering instructor team that will coordinate and deliver the engineering course material within the new first year curriculum. The candidates will be appointed primarily in the SoPD, and hold a joint secondary appointment within an engineering department within the College.
About the College and First-Year Engineering Program
The College of Engineering has undertaken a complete redesign of its first-year program, incorporating research-informed best practices in course design, teaching and learning methods, approaches to student assessment, and experiential learning opportunities. Launching in the fall of 2021, this innovative program will position the College at the forefront of engineering education in Canada, making the University of Saskatchewan a destination of choice for excellent students from across Canada, and beyond.
The new curriculum will have a modular structure, featuring a high degree of alignment in the sequencing and presentation of materials, both across courses and over the academic year. In addition, a consistent assessment strategy will be implemented within all courses based on the competency-based model, allowing students some opportunity to revisit and retest material that they have yet to master. For more information on the program, please visit our website.
About the Position
Since the quality of the student experience forms the cornerstone of the new program, these positions will require a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, as well as a commitment to teaching and learning innovation.
The successful candidates will be expected to work with other members of the First Year and SoPD teams to contribute to a supportive atmosphere. The successful candidates will develop courses and course materials, teach First Year Engineering courses, and take part in the administration of the First Year program (including course coordination, software management, program evaluation, TA/RA supervision, and team coordination).
The successful candidates will have an undergraduate degree in Engineering, as well as an advanced degree in a relevant field, and ideally be registered as a professional engineer in Canada. If not currently a PEng, the candidate(s) must be eligible to register as a Professional Engineer in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan. We are seeking candidates who demonstrate the following:
- experience teaching in a post-secondary environment;
- clear evidence of strong teaching and communication skills;
- experience teaching junior courses such as mechanics, design, drawing & sketching, CAD, MATLAB, electrical circuits, professional ethics, and process engineering;
- an ability to work effectively in a collaborating team.
Preference will be given to those who have experience with course and curriculum development, inclusion of indigenous perspectives, coordinating and running labs, teaching enhancement software systems such as Canvas, Crowdmark and Mobius, active learning techniques, and with competency-based assessment.
The 2020-21 salary band for a Lecturer is $80,116 to $118,960. The 2021-2022 salary band can be found here.
This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program. Please visit our benefits page and expand the faculty section for more information.
Interested candidates must submit a cover letter; a one-page description of their teaching philosophy, a detailed curriculum vitae; and any additional supporting documents in a single PDF file using the College’s online application portal.
Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.
Review of applications will begin immediately; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the positions are filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.
Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants should be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to the University of Saskatchewan campus if travel and other restrictions are in place.
For questions related to this position, please contact:
Director and Associate Professor
Ron and Jane Graham School of Professional Development
College of Engineering
The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 25,000.
The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request.
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