Part-Time Professor - Diversity In Teaching & Learning

College Oshawa Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology

Part-Time Professor - Diversity in Teaching & Learning

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Job Description

Durham College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified individuals, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.


Durham College is seeking an experienced and motivated professional who shares our commitment to quality and student success. The Centre for Academic and Faculty Enrichment (CAFE) requires a part-time professor to teach Diversity in Teaching and Learning (DITL) in the College Teaching Certificate (CTC) and sessions for faculty in different areas, such as, classroom management, active learning, and assessment and evaluation.




Part-time recruitment is ongoing and is dependent on when courses are being taught and the need for faculty to teach.


Part-time faculty teach up to 6 hours per week with varied schedules Monday through Thursday between 8:00 am and 9 pm, Fridays between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday between 8:00am and 4:00pm. 


For more information about the different courses available, please visit College Teaching Certificate and Jumpstart on the CAFE’s website.


Diversity in Teaching and Learning (DITL)


Course Description

This College Teaching Certificate course offers participants an opportunity to explore a variety of teaching and learning resources and strategies that can be used to address the learning needs of a diverse classroom. Legal and ethical factors inherent in teaching and learning within a college will be discussed and participants will explore strategies to enhance student success.


Jumpstart Program


Jumpstart is a one and a half day professional development opportunity designed to introduce contract/part-time faculty to teaching and learning at Durham College. The focus of the session is an opportunity to actively participate and discuss teaching methodologies, curriculum, assessment, and learning technology. It is designed to provide new teachers the information and experience to begin in the classroom. It is taught by modelling our philosophy of active and collaborative learning.


The responsibilities of Durham College Part-time Professors include, but are not limited to:


  • Creating a positive learning environment that accommodates students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences, and individual learning styles;
  • Utilizing principles of adult education to actively engage students in the learning process;
  • Effectively using educational technologies to support learning, manage and post grades, and deliver hybrid and on-line courses;
  • Developing curriculum that uses appropriate strategies and tools to assess student learning;
  • Ensuring that course and program curriculum is current and relevant;
  • Working independently and demonstrating initiative; and
  • Working effectively with students, the program team, and a variety of internal and external stakeholders.



    Required Skills:


    The ideal candidate will meet or exceed the following qualifications:


  • A relevant Master’s degree (relevant PhD is an asset).
  • A minimum of three years of recent (within the past three years) and relevant work experience.
  • Teaching experience at the post-secondary level with a demonstrated understanding and application of Universal Design for Learning, current assessment methodologies, and classroom management.
  • Experience participating in industry-led or community-based applied research is an asset.
  • Demonstrated use of current technologies to support student learning and the management of grades.
  • Proven track record of life-long learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders including students, faculty, support staff, administrators and community stakeholders.
  • Understanding of the Ontario college system.

    To apply online, please submit your resume below.


    Preference will be given to candidates with relevant educational credentials and a proven track record of relevant work/teaching experience.  Applicants must have the appropriate accreditation or trade certification.


    Durham College provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process. If you require this information in alternate format; require communication supports; an accommodation in applying for a posting and/or if you are selected for an interview, please contact our Human Resources (HR) department and an HR assistant will work with you to meet your needs. 


    T: 905.721.3073

    F: 905.721.3134


    In-person: Campus Corners building, 2069 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, ON.


    We thank you for your interest in employment with Durham College however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Job Location
    Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
    Position Type
    83.79 - 145.36 CAD



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