Faculty Lecturer, Translation (French)

Position Context:

McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies is one of the fastest growing and successful continuing education institutions in Canada. The School meets the diverse educational needs and aspirations of the members of a rapidly changing society, and provides a flexible and innovative learning environment to individuals with changing career or personal goals. The School draws on its own human and physical resources and those in the rest of the University, and on expertise from the outside community. The clientele served is local, national and international.

The Department of Translation of McGill’s School of Continuing (SCS) invites applications for a part-time (.4 FTE or equivalent of 2 days a week), Faculty Lecturer in Translation (French). This is a ranked academic, non-tenure-track position with an initial appointment of one (1) year. 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 also offered.

Primary Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Associate Professor & Program Coordinator, Translation Programs, primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Teach English to French translation credit courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as other courses as needed  – 9 credits per academic year, or the equivalent in special projects as determined in consultation with the Program Coordinator;
  • Maintain the academic rigour of these courses, including ensuring that pedagogical methods are up to date;
  • Assess the potential for online delivery based on previous pilot projects to meet the needs of learners/potential learners for more flexible delivery formats.
  • Attend staff meetings focused on matters such as pedagogical consistency across programs, academic integrity, professional conduct, course revision and development, and professional development;
  • Assist the Associate Professor & Program Coordinator with the planning and coordination of the promotion of the revised translation programs of the Department;
  • Serve on the Translation Program Committee and on workgroups as needed;
  • Assist the Program Coordinator with the development of a new entrance exam;
  • Participate in the development, assessment and continuous improvement of curriculum and teaching materials
  • Participate in other SCS initiatives as requested
  • Assist with related administrative activities as needed


  • Master’s degree in a related field (Doctorate preferred)
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience with course/program development and delivery, preferably at the university level;
  • Minimum five (5) years of current and significant professional translation experience.
  • Minimum five (5) years of teaching experience in a post-secondary or corporate context.

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

Excellent communication skills in English and French, oral and written; Knowledge of Spanish, Arabic, Italian or Portuguese is an asset; Demonstrated excellence in course development and delivery in an educational setting and ability to use a variety of educational technologies to support program delivery and student learning; Demonstrated ability to keep abreast of relevant knowledge and innovations in the field of expertise; Experience in fostering learning by establishing a positive classroom dynamic, involving learners in various activities, and managing student participation and group interactions effectively; Demonstrated ability to conduct applied or academic research experience in the field is an asset; Proven ability to understand and navigate complex environments to achieve results; Knowledge of the Canadian and Quebecois contexts and pedagogical material used in a university environment; Flexibility and adaptability to change.

Additional Information:

This is a part-time, time (.4 FTE or equivalent of 2 days a week) ranked academic non-tenure track position with an initial appointment of one (1) year. Target start date Fall 2018.

How to Apply:

Applications must include the following materials:

The position reference number: AK0528T

  • Cover letter summarizing relevant educational background and work experience
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Teaching evaluations for the three most recent years
  • Names, titles and contact information of two referees

Applicants interested in this position should submit their application by email to hr.conted [at] mcgill.ca.

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

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

 We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, the School of Continuing Studies will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

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.

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