Faculty Liaison, Program & Curriculum Support

Job description

Faculty Liaison, Program & Curriculum Support

Date Posted: 04/01/2021
Req ID: 3483
Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga
Department: UTM: Biology
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)


About us:

The university’s second largest division, U of T Mississauga has 17 academic departments and offers 156 programs in 92 areas of study. Home to approximately 15,000 students and over 1,000 faculty and staff, the campus houses the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, Centre for Medicinal Chemistry and Institute for Management and Innovation. With its distinctive interdisciplinary programs such as forensic sciences and biomedical communications, U of T Mississauga offers a broad array of continuing education programs and professional masters programs. Established in 1967, the campus features award-winning architecture, robust community partnerships and a dynamic student environment set amongst 225 acres along the Credit River in Mississauga.

Your opportunity:

UTM Biology offers exciting undergraduate programs in all of the major biological areas with specialization in four main topics: Ecology & Field Biology, Whole Organisms; Genetics & Evolution; Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology; Physiology & Behaviour.

Reporting directly to the Chair of the Department of Biology, you will work closely with academic administrators, faculty members, course instructors, students as well as with the Biology Curriculum Committee. The incumbent's work will include the identification of program learning expectations/objectives for each undergraduate program offered by the Department of Biology, as well as identifying assessment methods in core/foundational courses, including efficacy in measuring student achievement against identified program learning outcomes. Working collaboratively with faculty members, course instructors and academic administrators, the incumbent is expected to develop and implement coherent and integrated instructional strategies that support learning objectives, incorporating current best practices in teaching.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Evaluating learning outcomes for biology undergraduate programs
  • Conducting detailed analysis and evaluation to inform program planning activities
  • Developing and implementing components of instructional undergraduate biology programs
  • Advising instructors on strategies for developing and delivering undergraduate biology curriculum
  • Designing surveys, interviews and other research tools for program evaluation and presenting data analysis findings
  • Developing content for and leading instructional workshops
  • Developing and implementing instructional strategies to support learning objectives, incorporating current best practices in teaching
  • Serving as a resource on program level outcomes to the Biology Curriculum Committee

Essential Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Biological Sciences or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum four years of related experiencein the undergraduate education field
  • Experience with reviewing and assessing program level outcomes and learning objectives for undergraduate programs
  • Experience with designing and delivering undergraduate program components and courses
  • Experience with developing curriculum maps for undergraduate programs
  • Experience with developing and implementing instructional strategies to support learning objectives
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Advanced project management skills

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Experience with teaching and training

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Communicator
  • Insightful
  • Proactive
  • Procedural
  • Self-directed
  • Team player

This is a 9 month term opportunity.

Closing Date: 04/12/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 14 -- $78,618 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $100,542. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Student Services

Notes: This is a 9 month term opportunity with the possibility of extension or renewal.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/3/2021
Application Due: 4/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time