Durham College is seeking an experienced and motivated professional who shares our commitment to quality and student success. The School of Science and Engineering Technology requires a part-time professor to teach BIOT 6131 – Bio-Processing.
This project-based course will allow students in the final semester of the Biotechnology - Advanced program to put into practice the skills and knowledge that they have developed in their program, while working in a team environment. Each member of a student team will lead a written group project. In the laboratory, student teams will conduct two concurrent pilot bioprocessing processes. In one process teams will express and purify a functional enzyme from a microorganism using standard methods. In the other teams will carry out successive small-scale fermentations to convert a starting material into a product via an intermediate. Students will run assays to monitor both processes and to assess the quality and purity of the process intermediates and products. Students will be taught fundamental leadership skills; how to set up and maintain a laboratory notebook; how to write a research proposal and a business plan; and how to write a journal article, a formal laboratory report, and a certificate of analysis. Student will develop a plan for ongoing personal and professional development. Fermentation theory, sustainability, and fundamental business concepts will also be discussed in the lectures.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PART-TIME FACULTY APPLICANTS
Part-time recruitment is ongoing and is dependent on when courses are being taught and the need for faculty to teach. Part-time faculty teach up to 6 hours per week with varied schedules Monday through Thursday between 8:00 am and 9:00 pm, Fridays between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
For more information about the different courses available, please look at the link to our School: https://durhamcollege.ca/academic-schools/school-of-science-and-engineering-technology
THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF DURHAM COLLEGE PART-TIME PROFESSORS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Creating a positive learning environment that accommodates students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences, and individual learning styles;
Utilizing principles of adult education to actively engage students in the learning process;
Effectively using educational technologies to support learning, manage and post grades, and deliver hybrid and on-line courses;
Developing curriculum that uses appropriate strategies and tools to assess student learning;
Ensuring that course and program curriculum is current and relevant;
Working independently and demonstrating initiative; and
Working effectively with students, the program team, and a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
The ideal candidate will meet or exceed the following qualifications:
A relevant degree combined with industry credentials (Master’s is an asset).
A minimum of five years of recent (within the past three years) and relevant work experience.
Teaching experience at the post-secondary level with a demonstrated understanding and application of Universal Design for Learning and current assessment methodologies.
Experience participating in industry-led or community-based applied research is an asset.
Demonstrated use of current technologies to support student learning and the management of grades.
Proven track-record of life-long learning.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders including students, faculty, support staff, administrators and community stakeholders.
Understanding of the Ontario college system.
Preference will be given to candidates with relevant educational credentials and a proven track record of relevant work/teaching experience. Applicants must have the appropriate accreditation or trade certification.