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Renison University College is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, Indigenous people, and other visible minorities. All applications will be considered, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job openings are posted until the position has been filled. Due to the number of applications received, only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Renison University College is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any accommodation requests, please contact a member of Renison’s Human Resources department.

The following positions are available at Renison:

Lecturer (Full-time, definite term), Social Development Studies, Renison University College

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, invites applications for a Full-time Definite Term Lecturer with the Department of Social Development Studies (SDS) at Renison University College.

Respected as an inclusive community that values the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students, Renison is committed to engaged education for the well-being of the world, offering degree programs reflecting social engagement through the School of Social Work, and the Social Development Studies Department; global engagement through our Culture and Language Studies Department and Studies in Islam Program; and community engagement in our non-degree programs through the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education. 

Contract Start Date:  December 1, 2017

Contract End Date: May 31, 2018

Reporting to:  Chair of Social Development Studies

Salary: $34,000 inclusive of 4% vacation pay

Objectives:  The definite term lecturer will deliver two (2) sections of each of the following two (2) courses in the 2018 Winter term:

1.

Course Title: Social Psychology (PSYCH 253R)
Course Description: Found at http://www.ucalendar.uwaterloo.ca/1718/COURSE/course-PSYCH.html#PSYCH253R

Total Number of Classroom Hours: 36
Anticipated Class Size: 50

2.

Course Title: Lifespan Processes: The Normal Events (SDS 150R)
Course Description: Found at  http://www.ucalendar.uwaterloo.ca/1718/COURSE/course-SDS.html#SDS150R

Total Number of Classroom Hours: 36
Anticipated Class Size: 50

The 2018 Winter term begins the week of January 1, 2018 and ends the week of April 30, 2018.

Teaching responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with other instructors of the course
  • Meeting classes at the times and for the periods as scheduled
  • Preparing a course syllabus for distribution at the first class, containing the following information (the syllabus constitutes a binding agreement with the class and therefore no changes should be made without consultation with the Chair)
    • standard course information (meeting times, office hours, instructor contact information, textbooks, etc.)
    • brief course description with intended learning outcomes
    • required and recommended readings
    • schedule of classes including course topics and due dates
    • grading scheme including weight assigned to course requirements such as essays, assignments, quizzes, tests, and examinations
    • Renison and University of Waterloo required statements (provided by Renison before term begins)
  • Maintaining complete and accurate class lists
  • Maintaining those records necessary for the evaluation of students
  • Setting and grading tests, examinations, and assignments
  • Submitting grades electronically by the deadlines established by the Registrar’s Office (instructions will be available near the end of term)
  • Maintaining office hours and being reasonably available for student consultation throughout the term and afterwards, including, if appropriate, by electronic means

Additionally, you will be required to participate in service work for the department accounting for 20% of your workload. As a full-time faculty member, you are expected to be generally available on campus for students and other service duties throughout the week.

Qualifications:

Education:

At minimum, the incumbent should:

  • hold a Master’s Degree in Psychology; PhD in Psychology or related field is preferred

Experience:

  • experience teaching in a post-secondary setting is an asset
  • ability to provide a supportive environment conducive to student success
  • ability to work collegially with fellow instructors

Renison University College is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, Indigenous people, and other visible minorities. Renison is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates participating in all parts of the selection process. Please contact a member of Renison’s Human Resources department with accommodation requests. 

Deadline for applications: Review of applications will begin August 18th, 2017 and continue until the position has been filled.

Application materials should be addressed to Hsiao d’Ailly and submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/43674. At minimum, a resume and three references should be provided. Please note: only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Fall Programs Assistant, Renison English Language Institute

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, is hiring one (1) student for the full-time, definite term position of Fall Programs Assistant within the Renison English Language Institute (Renison ELI) for the Fall 2017 term (September 4 – December 22, 2017).

Renison ELI offers several language programs to help students succeed in reading, writing, listening and speaking in English. With more than 40 years of experience and success in delivering high-quality ESL programming, Renison ELI supports more than 1,000 students from 35 countries each year in achieving their goals.

The Fall Programs Assistant would assist in the coordination of co-curricular activities and programming for our fall programs, including:

The Fall Programs Assistant will also assist in providing administrative support for all language programs in the Renison ELI, and help with logistical coordination to ensure the smooth success of multiple projects.

The successful candidate must possess excellent project management experience with strong attention to detail. The candidate will work collaboratively with multiple partners in the Renison ELI, including program managers and administrative staff, student experience and activities staff, as well as student peer leaders.

Preference will be given to candidates with international or cross-cultural experience, and/or additional language competencies. This position is ideal for senior undergraduate students who possess strong project management experience; an ability to manage responsibilities effectively; and robust time management skills.

The successful candidate MUST:

  • be enrolled in full-time studies the academic term immediately prior to the work term
  • have applied for and have been granted OSAP or other provincial student aid funding during the academic term immediately prior to the work term (students receiving the Ontario Tuition Grant [OTG] only are not eligible)
  • be returning to full-time degree studies at the University of Waterloo in the term immediately following the work placement
  • be in satisfactory academic standing

Renison University College is an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, Indigenous people, and other visible minorities. Renison is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request for candidates participating in all parts of the selection process. Please contact a member of Renison’s Human Resources department with accommodation requests. 

Deadline for applications: August 13, 2017 (11:59pm EST)

Interested applicants can apply through WaterlooWorks or contact Ryan Connell (ryan.connell@uwaterloo.ca) for more information and/or questions. Please note only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

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Sessional Instructor, English Language Studies (ELS), Renison University College

Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, invites applications for Sessional Instructor with the English Language Studies (ELS) Unit of the Department of Culture and Language Studies at Renison University College.

Respected as an inclusive community that values the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students, Renison is committed to engaged education for the well-being of the world, offering degree programs reflecting social engagement through the School of Social Work, and the Social Development Studies Department; global engagement through our Culture and Language Studies Department and Studies in Islam Program; and community engagement in our non-degree programs through the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education. 

Objectives:  Sessional Instructors in English Language Studies deliver English for Multilingual Speakers (EMLS) courses, for credit, to University of Waterloo undergraduate and graduate students. Instructors work within a collegial framework with course Lead Instructors, and report to the Chair of Culture and Language Studies through the Director of ELS.

Responsibilities include teaching English language courses for credit, developing (in collaboration with the Lead Instructors) a course outline, holding office hours, attending unit meetings, evaluating and providing feedback on student work, and submitting final grades through the university’s online grade submission software.

Qualifications:

Education:

At minimum, the incumbent should

  • hold a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics, TESL, or a related field, and
  • be TESL Ontario certified (or hold TESL Canada Standard 3 certification)

Experience:

  • experience teaching in an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is an asset
  • ability to provide a supportive environment conducive to student success
  • ability to work collegially with fellow instructors
  • strong computer skills; experience with an online course hosting environment 

Renison University College is an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, Indigenous people, and other visible minorities. Renison is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request for candidates participating in all parts of the selection process. Please contact a member of Renison’s Human Resources department with accommodation requests.  

Deadline for applications: This is an open call for applications. There is no deadline. Please send employment documents in June or early July, 2017 to be considered for fall term teaching opportunities.

Application materials should be addressed to Julia Williams and submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/42315. At minimum, a resume and three references should be provided. Please note: only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Assistant or Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Renison University College

The School of Social Work, Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, invites applications for one tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  An appointment date of July 1, 2017 is preferred.  We are seeking candidates with demonstrated competency in teaching social work, commitment to master and baccalaureate level education, experience with online teaching and course development, and an established publication record and program of research, preferably health focused.

Qualifications:  A doctorate in social work or related field is required; if doctorate degree is not in social work, an MSW degree is required; demonstrated excellence in teaching and research; at least five years of social work practice experience; and an established research program. Preference will be given to candidates with specializations in mental health and health, Indigenous social work practice, and community based scholarship.  Given Renison’s commitment to the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and decolonizing social work education, scholars with Indigenous perspectives, knowledge and experience are encouraged to consider this opportunity.

Renison University College offers programs and courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Honours Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degrees. All degrees are awarded by the University of Waterloo. The MSW is Canada’s first health-focused online Master of Social Work program and is offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo.

In acknowledgement of Canada’s Original peoples, Renison University College is grateful to conduct its educational work on the traditional territory of ‎ the Neutral, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.  Respected as an inclusive community that values the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students, Renison is committed to engaged education for the well-being of the world, offering degree programs reflecting social engagement through the School of Social Work, and the Social Development Studies Department; global engagement through our Culture and Language Studies Department and Studies in Islam Program; and community engagement in our non-degree programs through the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education.  

The School of Social Work is committed to providing professional undergraduate and graduate education within a mission that promotes social justice and community service. The post-BA, Honours BSW program prepares generalist social workers to work at all systems levels. The MSW program provides students with knowledge and skills in advanced social work practice within a focus on health, research/scholarship, professional leadership, and social work supervision. Full-time and part-time programs of study are available.

More information about the College is available at https://uwaterloo.ca/renison

For more information about the School of Social Work please visit our website at:

https://uwaterloo.ca/school-of-social-work

Renison University College is an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, Indigenous people, and other visible minorities.  All applications will be considered, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Accommodations are available upon request for candidates participating in all parts of the selection process.

Application materials should be submitted online as PDF files through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/38911

Please include a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching portfolio, a sample of an online course or module developed by the applicant, and a brief outline of current and proposed program of research.  Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded and directed to Dr. Colleen McMillan, Interim Director, School of Social Work, Renison University College, 240 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G4. 

Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

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