Faculty Lecturer, Coordinator Translation Programs, School of Continuing Studies

McGill’s School of Continuing Studies (SCS) is a dynamic enterprise with more than 34,000 registrations and 14,000 individual learners each year taking a wide range of credit and non-credit courses and programs. The School meets the diverse educational needs and aspirations of a rapidly changing society, and provides flexible and innovative learning environments to individuals and organizations. The School draws on its own human and physical resources as well as those of McGill University, and on expertise from the external community. The clientele served is local, national and international.

Position Summary:

The School of Continuing Studies has been offering a range of courses and programs in the area of Translation for decades; current credit programs include a Certificate in Translation (languages: English, French and Spanish) and a Graduate Certificate in Legal Translation. In addition, some professional development opportunities are offered. SCS invites applications for a full-time academic position of Faculty Lecturer and Coordinator, Translation Programs.

Primary Responsibilities:

Duties performed by the Coordinator, Translation Programs, include (but are not limited to) the following:

Program Development and Delivery:

Provide visionary leadership in the development and delivery of high quality and market responsive undergraduate, graduate and professional development courses and programs.
Liaise with appropriate professional associations and business organizations to ensure that SCS offerings in Translation are in alignment with market needs.

Program Coordination:

Oversee all aspects of SCS Translation offerings.

  • Maintain currency with academic and business aspects of the Translation field.
  • Work within the guidelines of the Collective Agreement to recruit and appoint excellent teaching staff to all courses.
  • Provide leadership to teaching staff in their teaching/learning activities and maintain high academic standards.
  • Coordinate and lead pedagogical meetings with teaching staff to ensure consistency and continuity in academic content and quality.
  • Ensure that educational technologies are integrated into the delivery of Translation programs to support teaching and learning.
  • Assess the potential for online delivery to meet the needs of learners/potential learners for more flexible delivery formats.
  • Liaise with related Faculties at McGill University as well as with relevant business organizations.
  • Supervise relevant support staff.


Teach courses in Translation Programs - 18 credits per academic year. Teaching responsibilities may vary depending on other responsibilities.


  • Advise prospective students and working professionals interested in Translation courses and programs.
  • Act as a resource program for SCS staff on programs’ admissions and content.


  • Serve on the Translation Program Committee, made up of academic and industry partners, that advises SCS on the content of Translation Programs.
  • In collaboration with the Program Committee, ensure the academic integrity and currency of Translation offerings.
  • Potentially participate in other SCS/University Committees.

Other responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the SCS Marketing and Communications unit, play an active role in marketing and promotion of Translation offerings.
  • Participate in and/or oversee special projects and professional development offerings.
  • Contribute to a healthy work environment.


Minimum of a Master’s degree (Doctorate preferred) in a related field
Minimum of five (5) experience with course/program development and delivery, preferably at the university level

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

Strong written and oral communication skills in both English and French. Teaching experience, preferably at the university level. Demonstrated skills in educational needs assessment and all aspects of program development and delivery. Demonstrated ability to use a variety of educational technologies to support program delivery and student learning. Demonstrated ability to keep abreast of advances in the field of Translation. Demonstrated ability to prepare business plans and seek multiple sources of funding, including grants, as appropriate. Demonstrated ability to understand and navigate complex environments to achieve results. Experience with the Translation industry is a strong asset. Demonstrated ability to lead as well participate in teams. Commitment to the values of university continuing education.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, ranked academic, non-tenure track position with an initial appointment of two (2) years. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The target starting date is 1 July 2017.

How to Apply:

*Internal candidates: Please provide your McGill ID number when applying.*

Please submit your application, clearly indicating the reference number AK999X, via email to: hr.conted [at] mcgill.ca

Applications must include:
•Cover letter summarizing relevant educational background and work experience;
•Curriculum vitae tailored to this position;
•Statement of Teaching Philosophy;
•Teaching evaluations for the most recent years;

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification.

School of Continuing Studies
2 years
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