Faculty Lecturer (English Language Arts)

Updated: 19 days ago
Job Type: FullTime

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Position Description:

The Department

The Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE) is in the midst of an exciting period of growth and renewal. DISE faculty members, students, and staff contribute to the continual process of improving the quality of schools and other educational organizations as they seek to better understand, shape, and sustain the ecologies of learning relationships within and beyond them. Our community understands education to be fundamentally anchored in relation - relation to others, to ideas, to society, to the environment, to local and global needs and issues, to places and their histories, and to oneself. The ability to understand policy, legal frameworks, and organizational systems is a foundational element of educational leadership anchored in relation. Leaders work within policy and legal contexts as well as work to change them.

The Position

DISE is seeking a dynamic practitioner/scholar, experienced educator and collaborative colleague with experience developing and implementing English Language Arts in PreK to graduation school contexts. DISE invites applications for a position as a Faculty Lecturer in the area of English Language Arts, at the elementary or secondary schools. This is a full-time, one year appointment with the possibility of renewal. Academic duties include (i) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervision of individual students, and assessment of student work); (ii) administrative course coordination within but not limited to the B.Ed. K/Elementary ,  B.Ed. Secondary English and Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning – English Language Arts with particular attention to the development and management of a system for the Recognition of Acquired Competence (RAC); and (iii) other contributions to the University and scholarly communities. Regulations Relating to the Employment of Contract Academic Staff can be found HERE . 

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Qualifications, Knowledge, & Skills

Applicants should hold a PhD degree or equivalent degree at the time of taking up the appointment. Applicants within one year of completing their doctoral degree may be considered. Fluency in French and English is required. A successful candidate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate in depth knowledge of Quebec ‘s English Language Arts program and context
  • Demonstrate pedagogical expertise in approaches to teaching English Language Arts
  • Demonstrate experience and expertise working in PreK to graduate schools in an English immersion setting
  • Demonstrate an in depth understanding of language education, literacies, multiliteracies, reading methods and/or children/young adult literature
  • Engage in constructive problem-solving, collegial decision making and a positive work culture
  • Communicate effectively with faculty, staff and students within the college, university, and diverse campus and community/education constituencies
  • Promote diversity of thought and inclusion among students, within the faculty and staff, and in the curriculum

Faculty of Education/Department of Integrated Studies
Job Type:
Contract Academic Staff
Faculty Lecturer
Length of Appointment:
One year with the possibility of renewal
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Posting Period:
Please submit your application within 30 days of the publication of this advertisement.
Required Documents:

Applicants for this position should submit:

A letter of application outlining their experience with and knowledge of the above-described needs a detailed academic curriculum vitae including the names and contact information for three referees a teaching philosophy statement that clearly articulates the applicant’s commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization OPTIONAL: a complete set of course evaluations for a course within the required content area for this position

Materials should be submitted electronically via McGill’s Workday portal. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted. Only candidates invited to the interview stage will be contacted. This position will be open until April 30, 2023. The start date for the position is August 1, 2023. Review of applications will commence May 1, 2023. Inquiries concerning this position can be made to the Chair of the department, Dr. Lisa Starr (chair.dise@mcgill.ca )  or admin.dise@mcgill.ca

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. For more information regarding the position or to learn more about McGill, the Faculty and the department please visit http://www.mcgill.ca/education and http://www.mcgill.ca/dise/

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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