Position Description

Professor, Community Services- Ph.D.
Job Category Faculty of Applied Arts & Health Sciences
City King City
ID 198
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Posting Date:
November 21, 2018
Closing Date:
Posted until filled
Employee Group:
Pay Range:
Dependent on experience

Competition #: 18F-1043

Department: Faculty of Applied Arts & Health Sciences

Location: King Campus (Faculty may be required to teach at other campuses as needed)

Position Type: Full Time

Start Date: ASAP

Posting Dates: July 13, 2018 to open until filled


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Chair, Community Services in the Faculty of Applied Arts and Health Sciences, the Professor will be responsible for providing academic leadership in the classroom and within the School of Community Services, ensuring an effective and compelling learning environment for students. 


Program Area/Level:

The Professor will teach courses within the Honours Bachelor of Community Mental Health (BCMH) which is an interdisciplinary degree. Courses in the BCMH program include Community Mental Health, Social Justice and Health, Research Methods, Mental Health Ethics, Group Dynamics, and Crisis Counselling.



Under the direction of the senior academic officer of the College or designate, the Professor is responsible for:



  • Ensuring student awareness of course objectives, approach and evaluation techniques.

  • Carrying out regularly scheduled instruction, which may include tutoring and academic counselling of students.

  • Providing a learning environment, which makes effective use of available resources, work experience and field trips.

  • Evaluating student progress/achievement and assuming responsibility for the overall assessment of the student's work within assigned courses.

  • Creating an effective environment for applied learning which accommodates students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences and learning styles.


Course and Curriculum Development:

  • Consulting with program and course directors and other faculty members, advisory committees, accrediting agencies, potential employers and students.

  • Defining course objectives, and evaluating and validating these objectives.

  • Specifying or approving learning approaches, necessary resources, etc.

  • Developing individualized instruction and multi-media presentations where applicable.

  • Selecting or approving textbooks and learning materials.


Academic Leadership:

  • Providing guidance to Instructors relative to the Instructors' teaching assignments.

  • Participating in the work of curriculum and other consultative committees as requested.

  • An ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment.

  • Developing, implementing and evaluating applied research initiatives in the community.





  • Completed Ph.D. in the field of Social and Community Health such as Social Work,Counselling Psychology, Community Development and/or a closely related interdisciplinary field of study.


  • A minimum of two (2) years’ post-secondary teaching experience.

  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in the area of community mental health with a focus on social determinants of health.

  • Experience in community-based research utilizing project management skills would be an asset.

  • Experience with interdisciplinary collaboration (and research) would be an asset.



  • Excellent presentation, communication and human relation skills are essential to interact effectively with the College’s multi-cultural/racial/able student and staff population, as is an understanding of and commitment to equity in education.

  • Ability to convey the conceptual and practical aspects of curriculum to students, while respecting their diverse backgrounds, experience and individual learning styles is necessary.

  • Must be able to work independently and with other faculty to develop and deliver curriculum and contribute positively to the team environment.

  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational skills, motivation and a willingness to innovate

  • Ability to develop opportunities to build interdisciplinary community partnerships.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach indigenous content to both indigenous and non- indigenous students.

  • Demonstrated ability to work from a trauma informed and anti-oppressive lens.


Note: A teaching demonstration will be required during the recruitment process.

Seneca is committed to diversity and encourages applications from qualified candidates, especially indigenous persons, members of sexual minority groups, visible minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.  View Seneca's Diversity Policy.
Note: Seneca requires copies of educational credentials at the time of an interview. Confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency will be required upon hire.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 
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