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Learning Specialist, in Academic and Mental Health Counselling and Student Success

University of Windsor

Position # 002322AASLT12-2021-FAHSSDRA

The University of Windsor’s Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for a Twelve (12) month Limited-term Learning Specialist position at the rank of Ancillary Academic Staff I or II, in the field of Academic and Mental Health Counselling and Student Success commencing September 1, 2021. Rank will be commensurate with academic credentials and experience. This position is a hybrid position between the Dean’s Office and the School of Dramatic Art, and is subject to final budgetary approval.

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (FAHSS) at the University of Windsor offers more than 50 degree programs designed for highly motivated students who want a well-rounded and challenging education in the arts, humanities and social sciences to prepare themselves for the ever-changing world of work in the 21st century. For further information about the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, visit our web site at The School of Dramatic Art is located in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. More information on the School of Dramatic Art may be found on our web site: http://www/

The City of Windsor has a vital and expanding cultural community, and we are within easy driving distance of Stratford, Toronto, Detroit, and Chicago. Boundless opportunities exist to explore and expand creative potential within both the University and the community. A medium-sized university with a solid reputation in teaching and research, the University of Windsor offers a friendly and supportive environment for both living and learning.

The position encompasses primarily advising and counselling, on-line and in person, students who are experiencing academic and mental heath issues. This position has been created to focus on student success and retention through academic advising and mental health counselling. The candidate will serve on the academic standing committee and handle academic integrity matters.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree (preferred) or an MA/MSW in Clinical Psychology or Social Work, with a background in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Other essential qualifications include: experience in on-line and hybrid academic advising; some research experience and/or publications in the area of retention and on-line advising and/or clinical mental health counselling; 3 to 5 years' experience in an administrative University setting, including knowledge of undergraduate programs and policies; demonstrated experience in student advising and clinical counselling, and Academic Integrity issues; advanced English communication skills both written and verbal, including the capacity to independently compose correspondence and reports with high level of accuracy; excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with students, instructors, faculty staff and external partners/stakeholders in a professional and supportive manner; demonstrated organisational and administrative skills, with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple priorities and demands; demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills including an established record of exercising initiative; demonstrated understanding of the principles of anti-discrimination, human rights, equity, diversity and inclusion, staff and student equity, occupational health and safety and other relevant legislation. A record of successful counselling in the Fine and Performing Arts would also be considered a valued asset.

Application Requirements
• a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status, and how your background relates to the essential qualifications for this position, including any other skills you may possess that would help us advance our mission of connecting with students;
• a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
• A detailed statement of practice of academic advising, and student support, including a philosophy on your advising approach and practices;
• A detailed statement of practice on Mental Health counselling & support; including a statement on how your research interests supports your practice;
• a one-page vision statement on inclusivity;
• a sample of any relevant published research papers as available; and
• three (3) current letters of reference forwarded directly by academic referees most familiar with the candidate's qualifications for this position, to the Associate Dean, at the email listed below.

Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application ( found on the job advertisement, and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of July 7, 2021. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee.

Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Dr. Cheryl Collier, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences,
University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
Phone: 519-253-3000 Ext. 2289; Email:

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 16,000 students. We are a welcoming community committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (women, indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator ( Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility ( All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.