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Full-Time Professor, Photonics and Laser Technology
Algonquin College in the Ottawa,
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Date Posted 05/08/2020
Faculty-Engineering-Computer Engineering
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Description:

Salary range is $65,250 to $113,115 per annum, established in terms of relevant educational qualifications and experience.  The College also offers a complete range of fringe benefits.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Chair, Applied Science and Environmental Technology, the Professor is responsible for facilitating and guiding learning and providing an effective learning environment for all students. The Bachelor of Information Technology – Photonics and Laser Technology (BIT-PLT) degree is a joint collaboration between Algonquin College and Carleton University. The Professor is expected to teach a suite of courses that spans across the following program area(s): Photonics, Laser Technology, Optical Systems and Sensors, and Information Technology as part of the Ontario College Advanced Diploma (at Algonquin College). For degree programs, there is an expectation of scholarly activity.

The professional responsibilities include:

The design/revision/updating of courses, including:

consulting with program and course administrators and other faculty members, advisory committees and a variety of potential employers and students
defining learning outcomes and evaluating and validating these outcomes
specifying and approving learning approaches, necessary resources, etc.
incorporating educational technologies to meet the learning needs of 21st Century students
reviewing and revising curriculum and participating in professional development activities during non-teaching periods
The teaching of assigned courses, including:

delivery of regularly scheduled instruction in the Fall, Winter, or Summer terms in home department or across departments
ensuring student awareness of course learning outcomes and evaluation techniques
providing tutoring and academic advising for students both in and out of class
providing a learning environment which makes effective use of available resources including educational technologies
evaluating student progress/achievement and assuming responsibility for the overall assessment of the student’s work within assigned courses
the development and creation of a learning environment that is conducive to success for all students
The provision of academic leadership, including:

providing guidance to students, to instructors, and to part-time professors relative to the professor’s teaching assignments
participating in the work of curriculum and other consultative committees, and departmental/faculty meetings
liaising with community members, engaging in program, Department, School or Faculty, and College promotion
remaining current in the field of study and maintain awareness of emerging trends and practices related to teaching and learning in higher education
modeling the College values – Caring. Learning. Integrity. Respect.
Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Photonics, Optical Systems, Optoelectronics, Laser Systems, or a related discipline/field is required; Doctorate degree preferred.
Minimum 2 years of teaching experience, or equivalent, preferably in a postsecondary setting.
Minimum 5 years practical experience related to the field of study.
Demonstrated knowledge of student success strategies in a postsecondary setting.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the use of educational technologies; experience in the development and delivery of hybrid and online curriculum is considered an asset.
Demonstrated provision of academic leadership considered a strong asset. Examples include but are not limited to providing guidance to colleagues and instructors, being actively involved in curriculum development or program renewal, participating in continued efforts to improve the quality of instruction offered to learners, and serving as program coordinator, academic advisor or curriculum administrator.
Demonstrated commitment to continued learning in teaching and curriculum development is considered a strong asset. Examples include, but are not limited to, completion of training programs, participating at teaching and learning conferences, and/or more extensive training such as the Teaching Adult Lifelong Learners certificate program or other postsecondary programs in education.
Highly effective communication, presentation, and organizational skills
Demonstrated skill in Algonquin College’s preferred teaching competencies as set out in the Professor of the 21st Century document:
Evidence of commitment to the success of all learners
Algonquin College operates programs on a 12 month basis; faculty may be assigned accordingly.

Please apply online at:

Algonquin College values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

We offer an inclusive work environment and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Workplace accommodations are available. While we thank all those who apply, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Algonquin College values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We offer an inclusive work environment and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. However internal candidates will receive first consideration based on qualifications. If you are invited for an interview, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you may require. Workplace accommodations are available. While we thank all those who apply, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

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