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 hiring unit of Career and Professional Development (CPD)-Credit Programs of McGill’s School of Continuing Studies (SCS) invites applications for a two-year appointment, full-time position as: Faculty-Lecturer, Public Administration and Governance Academic Program Coordinator. The CPD unit, serves close to 5000 adult learners at McGill; The Public Administration and Governance program is among 40 undergraduate and graduate programs offered through the department.
This position is supported by a grant received by Indigenous Service Canada to develop and deliver the undergraduate and graduate Public Administration and Governance Programs online for an Indigenous Audience.
This position involves both teaching and administrative responsibilities. Duties performed by the Faculty Lecturer-Academic Program Coordinator include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Teach credit courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level – 9 credits per academic year, or the equivalent in tailored teaching assignments as determined in consultation with the Director;
Academic Oversight of Public and Administration Governance Programs in CPD
- Oversee the academic content of the Public Administration and Governance undergraduate and graduate programs.
- Provide leadership and guidance to course lecturers to design and deliver online courses combined with in virtual in class environment and self-directed online activities in which students learn at their own pace, autonomously, without the intervention of a course lecturer or tutor.
- Ensure that course content and delivery are of consistently high quality through comprehensive curriculum development and assessments in line with McGill University standards.
- In collaboration with the Director, liaise with the School of Continuing Studies’ (SCS) Instructor Services and Educational Technology (ISET) team to ensure the needs of the project are clearly established.
- Review course content and provide recommendations for improvement.
- Work closely with the team that coordinates and manages the planning, development and phases of the Indigenous program offerings.
- Develop and maintain fruitful working relationships with the University’s Faculties and School’s service units such as the Office of Student Disability and SCS’ Student and Client services and McGill’s First Peoples’ House.
- Coordinate and lead course lecturers’ pedagogy meetings to ensure consistency and continuity in program content.
- Work closely with course lecturers to identify appropriate assessment for the courses and review course evaluations in collaboration with course lecturers’ identify areas for improvement.
- Ensure policies, guidelines, expectations and procedures are clearly communicated to course lecturers.
- Liaise with the marketing department to determine appropriateness for the audience.
- Serve on the Departmental Program Committee and on workgroups as needed.
- Recruit qualified and diverse course lecturers.
- Build, nurture and maintain client relations and ensure a high level of customer service and professionalism at all times.
- Throughout the lifecycle of the project, keep the Director and staff informed about project status.
- In collaboration with the Director attend client meetings and assist in determining project requirements.
- In collaboration with the Director write the final grant report.
- Advise and meet prospective students in Public Administration and Governance courses and programs.
- Act as a resource person for staff on program admissions and content.
- Advise and follow up with students and prospective clients on course/program offerings.
- Serve on the Program Committee, made up of academic, community partners and students, which advise on the content of the Public Administration and Governance programs;
- In collaboration with the Program Committee, ensure the academic integrity and currency of the programs’ curriculum.
- Participate in the promotion of the Public and Administration and Governance courses and programs.
- Minimum of a Master's degree in Public Administration, Public Policy or related Social Science field;
- Minimum of two (2) years of current and professional experience in the public sector; Doctoral work an asset.
Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:
- Teaching experience in post-secondary or higher education;
- Strong written and oral communication skills in English; French is an asset
- Preference will be given to candidates whose work is grounded in Indigenous perspectives as informed by their personal familiarity and/or professional experience with/in Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions.
- Oral Communication in Mohawk, Inukitut, Cree or any other First Nations or Inuit language is required;
- Experience with program or course development and delivery 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 strong organizational and leadership skills;
- Demonstrated ability to keep abreast of advances in the field of Public Administration;
- Demonstrated ability to prepare and write grant reports;
- Demonstrated abilities in building and leading effective teams;
- Commitment to the values of university continuing education and a diverse and inclusive environment;
This is a full-time ranked academic non-tenure track position with an initial appointment of two years.
How to Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to the School of Continuing Studies at hr.conted [at] mcgill.ca.
Applications must include:
- A brief cover letter (including statement of teaching experience);
- A curriculum vitae;
- The name and title of two referees along with contact information.
- Reference number AK0005
We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, the School of Continuing Studies will only contact applicants selected for an interview.
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The target starting date is November 2018.
McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome 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 productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) at angela.campbell [at] mcgill.ca or 514-398-1660.