Learning Specialist – Ancillary Academic Staff I or II in Academic and Student Success

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 23:45

The University of Windsor’s Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Learning Specialist, Ancillary Academic Staff (AAS) I or II in the field of Academic and Student Success, commencing July 1, 2018.   This is a hybrid AAS I or II appointment between the School of Dramatic Art and the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (FAHSS) at the University of Windsor offers more than 50 degree programs designed for highly motivated students who want a well-rounded and challenging education in the arts, humanities and social sciences to prepare themselves for the ever-changing world of work in the 21st century.  For further information about the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, visit our web site at http://www.uwindsor.ca/fahss.

The City of Windsor has a vital and expanding cultural community and we are within easy driving distance of Stratford, Toronto, Detroit, and Chicago.   Boundless opportunities exist to explore and expand creative potential within both the University and the community.  A medium-sized university with a solid reputation in teaching and research, the University of Windsor offers a friendly and supportive environment for both living and learning.

The position encompasses primarily advising and/or counselling, on-line and in person, students who are experiencing academic and mental heath issues.   The position has been created to retain and recruit students which includes travel to various recruiting events and handling all aspects of these events.  Serve on the academic standing committee and handle academic integrity matters.  The candidate will also teach in and support the Mentorship and Learning program.  These responsibilities span both FAHSS and the School of Dramatic Art.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in Education or Educational Psychology, with a background in the arts, humanities and social sciences.  Other essential qualifications include: experience in on-line and hybrid advising; experience teaching courses in mentorship and learning; research experience and publications in the area of retention and on-line advising; 3 to 5 years experience in an administrative University setting, including knowledge of undergraduate programs and policies; demonstrated experience in student advising or counselling, such as Student retention and Academic Integrity issues; advanced English communication skills both written and verbal, including the capacity to independently compose correspondence and reports with high level of accuracy; excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with students, instructors, faculty staff and external partners/stakeholders in a professional and supportive manner; demonstrated organisational and administrative skills, with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple priorities and demands; demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills including an established record of exercising initiative; demonstrated understanding of the principles of anti-discrimination, staff and student equity, occupational health and safety and other relevant legislation; and the ability to travel throughout Central & South Western Ontario, as necessary.

Application Requirements

  • a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status, and how your background relates to the essential qualifications for this position; include any other skills you may possess that would help us advance our mission of connecting with students;
  • a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
  • A statement on advising and philosophy on advising practices
  • a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio demonstrating a potential for or evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at http://www.uwindsor.ca/ctl/links-pd);
  • a concise statement of teaching and research interests;
  • sample of published research papers; and
  • three (3) current letters of reference forwarded directly by academic referees most familiar with the candidate's qualifications, to the Dean at the address or email listed below.

Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application (http://www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions) found on the job advertisement, and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of May 30, 2018. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee. 


When completing the online application, please reference:

Position Number: 002066AAS-2018-FAHSSDRA

Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Dr Marcello Guarini, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4, Phone: 519-253-3000 Ext. 2023; Email: janee@uwindsor.ca

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students.  We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (recruit@uwindsor.ca). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (http://www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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