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Governance, Risk and Compliance

Last updated: April 29, 2022, 12:51 p.m.

Job title:  Part-time Instructor 

Course Title: Governance, Risk and Compliance

Course Code: CECR 1002 

Date posted: 2022-04-29

Application deadline: Ongoing

Format: Online (30 hours)



        Term: Fall 2022

        Term dates: Sep 14 to Nov 16, 2022

        Day: Wednesday 

        Time of day: 18:00 - 21:00


Position description

The Centre for Continuing Education at Concordia University provides part-time employment to a range of subject-matter experts to teach in short-target courses and programs. Teaching tasks include the preparation of course and course plan, delivery of course, evaluating student performance and grading student work and grade submission. Instructors attend departmental meetings and attend professional development training activities related to the program.

Course description and learning outcomes

Our dynamic political, criminal and technological landscape has increased our need to protect an organization's critical assets. In this course, students will be learning by first understanding the governance structures, roles, responsibilities and how one fit within an organisation. Students will then be introduced to risk, vulnerability and incident management strategies that are in place within an organisation to ensure business continuity. In this course, students will learn how to use security frameworks to create controls, processes, documentation and systems to mitigate risk and align solutions with business needs. Furthermore, they will learn how to effectively communicate risk-related information to the appropriate teams at the appropriate time for effective decision-making. All of this will be happening within the context of ethical and compliance frameworks.


By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Develop a course of action to respond to internal and external vulnerabilities, incidents and threats within an organization
  • Map business needs and compliance requirements to risk management strategy using processes, systems and controls
  • Deliver clear, concise and focused communication and recommendations to the appropriate audience within an organisation for effective decision-making
  • Operate ethically within organisational, legal and regulatory rules and policies


Qualifications and assets

  • Education with a bachelor’s or a master’s degree or equivalent with a major in information technology, management, computer science, or equivalent
  • Five years of relevant work experience in managing information security, governance, risk and compliance, or equivalent
  • Three years of relevant teaching experience, or equivalent

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to the Centre for Continuing Education, Ms. Michele Wu ( and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the course title and a detailed curriculum vitae. Electronic applications should be submitted by the deadline but will continue to be reviewed until course has been filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Concordia strives to be an inclusive institution that is welcoming of diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to improve learning, advance research, inspire creativity, and drive productivity. We define diversity broadly to include both ethnic and socio‐cultural background and diversity of perspectives, ideologies and traditions.

As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to conduct innovative research and to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.

Territorial Acknowledgement

Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

Employment Equity

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

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