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One-year Limited Term Learning Specialist, Ancillary Academic Staff II - Bystander Initiative

University of Windsor

Position # 002172AASLT12-2019-WGS

The University of Windsor Women’s and Gender Studies program, in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, invites applicants for a One-Year Limited Term Appointment, Learning Specialist, Ancillary Academic Staff II position, commencing no later than September 1, 2019. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

This position is in support of the University of Windsor’s Bystander Initiative (BI). The BI is a campus-wide effort to prevent sexual violence and mitigate its consequences on the University of Windsor campus. Since Fall 2018, all year one students have the opportunity to participate in the Bystander Initiative’s 3-hour sexual assault prevention workshop. Workshops are led by pairs of undergraduates who have taken two courses in which they learn about sexual violence and the social psychology of bystander behaviour (course 1) and are trained to lead the Canadian version of Bringing in the Bystander® (course 2). For more details about this initiative and to read the course descriptions visit our website at:

Minimum qualifications for this position include: a PhD in a relevant social science field of study; demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to feminist sexual violence prevention education on university campuses; demonstrated experience with experiential learning at the university level or in the community. Prior experience teaching bystander-based training programs in post-secondary educational settings is also required.

The incumbent will be responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing all aspects of the implementation of BI programming on campus during the period of appointment. They will teach three sections of the undergraduate BI courses per year (Practical Strategies in Social Change: Intervening to Prevent Sexual Assault and Practicum in Social Change) that prepare students to be peer educators. The incumbent will also be responsible for the development and facilitation of BI training workshops for students in the Faculty of Law. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: chair and work collaboratively with the Bystander Initiative Coordinating Committee; coordinate and supervise the delivery of student-led BI workshops across campus, including to undergraduate students, law students, and other student groups; develop recruitment materials and lead recruitment initiatives to promote participation in the BI workshops; and coordinate the gathering of data about BI activities and effectiveness and write reports as required.

Applications will include:
• a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
• a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
• a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio showing a potential for or evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines (if applicable), teaching evaluations (if applicable), and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at;
• a statement outlining leadership and experiences in the fields of sexual assault prevention and bystander intervention training;
• three current letters of reference forwarded by the referees directly to the Chair. Letters must be received prior to the interview process.
The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their application. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application ( by the deadline date of July 19, 2019.

Questions to be addressed to:
Jane Ku, Acting Director of Women's and Gender Studies
University of Windsor, Windsor Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
Phone: (519) 253-3000 Ext: 2315, Fax: (519) 561-1403

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students. We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) 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 & Accessibility ( All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.