Limited Term Appointments in Technical Communication, Innovation, and Technology and Society
Last updated: March 16, 2022, 10:26 a.m.
Job title: Limited Term Appointments in Technical Communication, Innovation, and Technology and Society
Position code: 22_LTA_CES_M
Date posted: March 16, 2022
Application deadline: April 15, 2022
Advertised until: Position is filled
Limited-term appointment positions at Concordia are full-time faculty positions of between 9.5- and 12-month duration. (The annual salary is pro-rated in the case of shorter contracts.) The incumbent is responsible for teaching six (in the case of a 9.5-month contract) or seven three-credit courses per year, and for some administrative and other service roles within the academic unit. Up to two subsequent 12-month appointments may be possible, subject to satisfactory job performance, academic unit need, and budgetary approval. The Centre for Engineering in Society (CES) invites applications for up to three Limited Term Appointment (LTA) faculty members. Positions are available in the areas of Technical Communication, Innovation, and Technology and Society.
The CES teaches courses in technical communication, communication of innovation, innovation for engineers, and social implications of technology. Depending upon skills and qualifications, incumbents will be assigned undergraduate and graduate courses within one or more of the following areas:
- technical and professional communication
- innovation and entrepreneurship for engineers, and communication of innovation
- impact of engineering on society; responsible development; innovation assessment; gender, equity, diversity and inclusion
Selected candidates will be expected to develop online courses as part of their teaching load.
Qualifications and assets
Preference will be given to candidates holding a PhD in technical communication, an innovation-related field, or science and technology studies, or another discipline that will contribute to CES’s mission. For these positions we are looking for candidates who bring a demonstrated ability in teaching engineering students with at least one of the following: experience with writing support technologies to assist students for whom English is a second or foreign language; experience in technology innovation, business and/or social entrepreneurship and experience teaching university-level technology entrepreneurship or closely related pedagogy; or teaching experience at the university level in the area of technology, engineering, innovation and society related to gender, equity or sustainability amongst others themes. Experience with developing courses especially in an online format will be a favorable asset.
How to apply
Applications should be addressed to: Govind Gopakumar, Director (firstname.lastname@example.org), and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code 22_LTA_CES_M, a detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and the names and contact information of two referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by April 15, 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2022.
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The Centre for Engineering in Society (CES) is a unique interdisciplinary department staffed by interdisciplinary social science scholars who inquire into the relation between engineering, technology and society. In keeping with Concordia University and Gina Cody School’s priorities, CES research and teaching seek to advance technological developments that foster an equitable and inclusive society. More information on the centre is available at: www.concordia.ca/ces.
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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.
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