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Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Job ID: J0323-0416
Classification: Full-time Faculty
Campus/Location: All Campuses
Posting Date: March 7, 2023
Closing Date: March 21, 2023

Salary: As per Academic Collective Agreement

Centennial College recognizes and affirms Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Indigenous ways of knowing as central to the vibrancy and uniqueness of its learning and working academic mission. We strongly encourage applications from members of Indigenous communities and all equity-deserving groups including Women, Racialized, Persons with Disabilities, and LGBTQ+ communities.

We also recognize that Centennial is situated on the Treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and pay tribute to their legacy as well as that of all First Peoples that have been and remain present here in Toronto. We recognize that First Peoples come from sovereign Nations and that part of understanding our responsibilities of residing on this territory are understanding the true history, circumstances and legacy of the Treaties signed here (such as the Toronto Purchase, Robinson-Huron Treaty and Williams Treaties) and including pre-contact Treaties and Agreements between sovereign Nations and that all peoples in this area are therefore Treaty people with obligations and responsibilities to all our relations.

Position Summary
The successful candidate in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences within the School of Advancement will be responsible for teaching courses in all programs at Centennial College. The faculty member will participate in program and course development in African and Black Diaspora subject areas such as African Studies, Afro-Canadian Studies and Caribbean Studies. The faculty member will also participate in course modifications, program advisory committees, Ministry accreditation processes, applied research initiatives, and on-going future program needs.

• Teach General Education courses in the areas of African and Black Diaspora studies such as Modern Africa: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (GNED 229), Race Matters: Challenging Racism (GNED 231) and Decoding Blackness in Canada (GNED 234).
• Teach courses in online, in class, hyflex, and hybrid modalities
• Utilize a variety of effective teaching/learning and assessment strategies, which includes technology, co-operative learning and critical approaches to pedagogy.
• Participate in curriculum development and revision with new and existing courses.
• Research, design, develop, and revise appropriate learning resources for students.
• Apply Universal Design Learning Principles, Indigenization, and New Essential Skills in course design and delivery with flexible assessments.
• Apply critical understanding of language proficiency and special needs issues in the classroom.
• Remain current in technical knowledge and instructional delivery techniques and participate in professional development including reflective practice.
• Provide and promote a respectful and supportive environment based on the principles of inclusion, equity and diversity.
• Use effective interpersonal communication skills with students, faculty, management and external partners or community members, showing a sensitivity to intercultural communication.
• Contribute as a subject matter expert to support curriculum development and revision.
• Attend meetings, maintain records of student grades/assessments, and participate in meetings and activities pertinent to faculty responsibilities.
• Evaluate student achievement of learning outcomes using a variety of techniques.
• Critically examine learning materials and classroom instructional practice for discriminatory bias or barriers.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities and/or Social Sciences; Graduate degree an asset.
• Minimum of three years teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
• Experience in the application of technology in teaching in-class, hybrid, and on-line learning environments for at least two years at the post-secondary level.
• Experience in designing and teaching courses related to Black Diaspora/Afro-Canadian Studies/Caribbean Studies; African Studies; Black Excellence; Anti-Racism and Anti-Black Racism at the post-secondary level.
• Experience teaching in-class, hybrid, and on-line learning environments.
• Demonstrated understanding of e-learning pedagogies, flexible modalities, Universal Design for Learning and usage of a wide variety of social media.
• Experience in curriculum development and research and scholarship.
• Effective conflict resolution skills with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty and staff.
• Demonstrated understanding of Indigenization, diversity, equity and inclusion to meet the needs of our diverse students, staff and college community.
• Awareness and sensitivity to cross-cultural communication.

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Proof of credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their foreign equivalents will be required at the time of job offer.

When applying, your cover letter and résumé must include examples that reflect all of the requested skills and qualifications and must be submitted online by March 21, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST. Please quote Job ID J0323-0416. Misrepresentation of applicant information will be grounds for your exclusion from the competition or for dismissal should you subsequently be hired for the position. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities regarding all employment activities, including access to jobs and accommodations during employment as required, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
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