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Limited Term Appointments in Technical Communication and Technology and Society

Last updated: March 22, 2021, 2:07 p.m.

Job title: Limited Term Appointments in Technical Communication and Technology and Society
Date posted: March 22, 2021
Application deadline: April 26, 2021
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

The Centre for Engineering in Society (CES) invites applications for up to two Limited Term Appointment (LTA) faculty members for the academic year 2021–2022. Positions are available in the areas of Technical Communication and Technology and Society. An LTA is a teaching position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The CES teaches courses in technical communication, professional ethics and social implications of technology from a social science and humanities perspective. The incumbents will be assigned undergraduate and graduate courses in technical communication and remedial composition writing for undergraduate and graduate students, and/or impact of engineering on society depending on qualifications and experience.

Qualifications and assets

Preference will be given to candidates holding a PhD in technical communication, science and technology studies, or another discipline that will contribute to CES’s mission. A demonstrated ability in teaching engineering students and experience with writing support technologies to assist students for whom English is a second or foreign language are necessary for this position. The appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, dependent upon the applicant’s degree and qualifications.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to: Govind Gopakumar ( and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the position, a detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and the names and contact information of three referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by April 26, 2021 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointments are expected to commence on June 1, 2021 or soon thereafter.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. 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 teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

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.

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