The Office of Experiential and Community Based Learning is seeking to hire a person who will develop a new experiential learning course and experiential learning resources that could be incorporated into existing courses. The successful applicant will work in partnership with the Academic Experiential Learning Coordinator to research and develop an Experiential Learning Internship course for submission to the Senate Curriculum Committee. The course proposal will reflect the academic culture of STU and complement the Government of New Brunswick's experiential learning funding frameworks. When offered, this course will allow students to engage in experiential learning in the community setting for academic credit.
Reporting to Dr. Susan Machum, Dean of Social Sciences, and working closely with the Academic Experiential Learning Coordinator, the ideal candidate for this position will hold a minimum of a master's degree in humanities or social sciences. Additionally, the candidate must have experience in both post-secondary teaching and implementation of experiential learning strategies into the classroom. The candidate will be responsible for surveying existing course-based experiential learning internships offered in liberal arts universities throughout Canada. The candidate will draft a course proposal that captures the spirit of experiential and community-based learning at STU while ensuring that a balance is maintained between academic rigour and meaningful opportunities for work-integrated learning for STU students. They will also build resource materials that could be adopted by St. Thomas faculty engaged in experiential learning. The candidate should have knowledge of the community-based sector and an attention to detail in research, writing, and presentation. Knowledge of Excel, FileMaker Pro, or another spreadsheet software is considered an asset.
For more information about this position, please contact Mike Fleming, Academic Experiential Learning Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What you'll do
- Researching and summarizing existing academic literature on the value of liberal arts internship courses in the university setting.
- Researching and summarizing existing liberal arts course-based and work-integrated learning internship opportunities at Canadian Universities. This will include detailed information on: a) method of course delivery; b) acceptance and pre-requisites; c) evaluation and supervisory structures; and d) placement in course calendars.
- Drafting and submitting a course proposal to the Senate Curriculum Committee that follows their guidelines.
- Developing experiential learning materials for faculty use and adoption in their regular course offerings.
We're looking for
A little bit about us
St. Thomas University
St. Thomas University
St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 1,900. Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds two Canada Research Chairs.
St. Thomas University originated in 1910, when Basilian Fathers assumed responsibility for St. Thomas College in Chatham, New Brunswick. The college began granting degrees in 1934, was renamed St. Thomas University in 1960, and relocated to Fredericton in 1964. St. Thomas now has 109 full-time faculty, and 12 buildings, several of which have earned architectural design awards and make the campus one of the most renowned in Canada.
Unique Approach to Education
St. Thomas is the only university in Canada wholly dedicated to the study of the liberal arts. A liberal arts education provides a broad base of knowledge and specialized skills that prepare students for a limitless list of careers or post-degree programs. Students gain a unique perspective from more than 30 academic disciplines as they choose from courses in the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, sciences, and interdisciplinary fields. According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (2014), STU students rate faculty significantly higher than do their Maritime or Canadian counterparts while 91% rate their first-year experience as excellent or good and 91% would attend STU again.
Are you interested?
Work With Us
This short-term contract - for five weeks @ 40 hours a week - is exempt from STU bargaining units. The position will begin on May 6, 2019 and will finish on June 9th, 2019. Salary: $27.00/hour (vacation pay included).
The closing date for receipt of applications is April 23, 2019. All applications are to be received by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date. Interested candidates shall submit a current CV highlighting experiential learning training and experience by clicking the Apply Now button.