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Professor, Bachelor of Community Development

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The successful candidate will be required to teach courses in the Bachelor of Community Development program at the Lakeshore campus. In addition to teaching, responsibilities will include: curriculum development; lesson planning; assessing student progress and achievement; and class management. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an effective learning environment and work as a collaborative team member. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to play an active role in student advising, student recruitment, and graduate placement. The candidate will be expected to further develop community partnerships, as well as participate on Humber College/Departmental committees and advance college initiatives. This individual will also contribute to the overall direction of the program, assisting with the promotion and marketing of the program, and developing and maintaining strong industry ties.


The successful candidate will possess a doctorate or equivalent in a related field, coupled with extensive professional experience in a specific approach to community development, extensive experience working in intercultural contexts, and at least 5 years of teaching experience in a multi-disciplinary, post-secondary or community environment. A background in locality development, community mobilization, leadership and social action, as well as psychological and sociological influences is preferred. The ideal candidate will have significant practical, professional experience as a community development practitioner/worker and have an extensive integrative understanding of multiple theoretical approaches to working with communities to achieve their full capacities. The ideal candidate will also have an extended understanding of how teaching and training link to the enhancement of the community development field and will strive to encourage new modes of learning, creating new opportunities for students and developing collaborative and integrative pathways among students, faculty and community partners within the goals of the school. The candidate will maintain ongoing professional engagement with the community development field while building expertise in emerging social action pedagogies. In addition, the successful candidate will possess well-developed interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills and a demonstrated ability in curriculum development and delivery. The candidate will also demonstrate the core values of the School of Social and Community Services, which include inclusion, compassion, self-awareness, integrity and respect.

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Associate Dean

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Full Time

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School of Social & Community Services


Humber Lakeshore Campus


Academic start salaries are determined by qualifications and years of related experience as detailed in the current Collective Agreement for Academic Employees.
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