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Instructor or Senior Instructor of Business Communication

Dalhousie University

Instructor or Senior Instructor in Business Communication

The Faculty of Management and the Department of Leadership and Organizations invite applications for a probationary/continuing appointment at the rank of Instructor or Senior instructor, commencing July 1, 2024. The successful candidate is expected to bring expertise in business communication and rhetorical strategy. Their responsibilities will include teaching and overseeing delivery of professional communication courses; curriculum design in the area of professional communication; and departmental, program, administrative, faculty, and/or university service.

Required qualifications, experience and skills:
• A PhD, DBA, or equivalent terminal degree in a related field, including, but not limited to, Business, English, Classics;
• Practical experience applying business communication strategies;
• Proven expertise in the various forms of oral and written communication;
• Evidence of efforts to foster safe spaces for equity-deserving groups, including work to decolonize the classroom and curriculum;
• Experience with curriculum design and pedagogical innovation;
• Established record of teaching excellence in relevant courses;

Desired qualifications:
• Experience teaching undergraduate course of various sizes (small discussion-based courses to large lecture formats) media (online and in-person);
• Experience teaching courses in oral and written communication, persuasion, visual rhetoric, crisis communication, rhetorical strategy, case studies, and career development;
• Record of pedagogical research and contribution to the scholarship of teaching and learning;
• Record of service contributions to relevant departmental or university units.

This position requires teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in required courses on communication in a business setting. This position also includes developing academic programming that can strengthen our Faculty’s efforts to provide students with education that helps them acquire the communication skills necessary to build inclusive organizations.

This is a teaching-focused position; the teaching load is defined by the Faculty's workload policy. This career-stream instructor (probationary/continuing) position is one in which the successful candidate will undergo performance evaluation and review consistent with the Dalhousie Faculty Association collective agreement (http://www.dal.ca/collectiveagreements), with the possibility to advance through ranks of Instructor/Senior instructor/University Teaching Fellow, in a continuing appointment.

The Faculty of Management has a long history of providing a world-class education and hosting innovative research leaders, preparing students to make a lasting impact on the world. A leader in experiential and innovative learning, we’re focused on being responsive to the world around us and building strong relationships which facilitate social and economic good. We are an inclusive community driven by curiosity, integrity, and discovery. We welcome and celebrate diverse perspectives. Our research is relevant not just in our core areas, but also stretches across the University to fields like health, psychology, engineering, law, computer science, oceans, and agriculture.

With more than 2500 students (over one-quarter graduate students) and 80 faculty members, we offer undergraduate programs (Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Management) with a broad variety of majors and certificates.. Graduate programs include direct-entry and mid-career versions of the Master of Information, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Public Administration; and the Master of Science in Business. All of our degree programs are externally accredited. We actively participate in Dalhousie’s Interdisciplinary PhD program and the multi-Faculty Master of Digital Innovation.

Dalhousie University is among Canada’s U15 group of leading research-oriented universities. We are located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada a city known for its great quality of life. Located in one of Canada’s more temperate areas, Nova Scotia gets warm, sunny summers; long, colorful autumns; and cool, snowy winters. Dalhousie University's climate and sustainability expertise includes internationally-recognized ocean research programs that include multiple Faculties and departments; a department of Earth and Environmental Science; an Environmental Engineering program; a Marine Affairs program; and a School for Resource and Environmental Studies.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

Required materials below:
• Cover letter
• Recent CV
• Teaching Statement (one [1] page, reflective of your teaching philosophy and teaching interests).
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness and experience such as teaching evaluations, letters from colleagues or students, and/or research related to the scholarship of teaching and learning.
• Commitment to diversity and equity statement (upload as “EDIA Statement”) (one [1] page, reflective of your perspectives/experiences on broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in pedagogical techniques/instruction and research to meet the needs of diverse students)
• List of references: Names and contact information of three (3) persons. Reference letters are not required at this stage.

If you require any support for the purpose of accommodation, such as technical aids or alternative arrangements, please let us know of these needs and how we can be of assistance. Dalhousie University is committed to ensuring all candidates have full, fair, and equitable participation in the hiring process. Our complete Accommodation Policy can be viewed here.

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Simon Berge, Chair of the Search Committee at: simon.berge@dal.ca

To apply for this position please visit: https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/15635