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Our success would not be possible without our caring and dedicated employees.

Here, we are committed to Algoma U’s special mission. We discover, learn, and think together to reach new milestones every year. Are you interested in taking the first step in joining our team? Take a look at our employment availabilities below.

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

Algoma University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process, per the University’s Multi-Year Accessibility Plan (PDF). Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Positions are open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Algoma University is an inclusive and equitable campus encouraging applications from qualified women and men including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.

The successful candidate, as a condition of employment, will be required to provide a Police Records Check, which is acceptable to Algoma University and administered by the Director of Human Resources.

Faculty and Staff Relations Assistant

The Faculty and Staff Relations Assistant will assist the Director of Human Resources and the
Academic Dean’s office in their administrative capacities as they relate to faculty and staff
relations. This position requires good judgement, common sense, exceptional attention to
detail, adaptability, and an ability to work under very challenging time constraints and
conditions due to the many priorities and tasks within HR and the Academic Dean’s Office.
This position requires a high degree of confidentiality due to the sensitivity of faculty and staff
relations matters being supported. This position is expected to act as a visible contributor to a
positive, healthy and progressive workplace culture.

Please submit applications to the attention of Human Resources (careers@algomau.ca) no later than Friday, January 25, 2019 at 4:00 PM.

For more information, please view the Faculty and Staff Relations Assistant job posting (PDF).

 

Executive Assistant to Academic Dean

The Executive Assistant to the Academic Dean manages the day-to-day operations and
serves as the first point of contact for the Office of the Dean to ensure professional and
exceptional delivery of academic programs, including course staffing and evaluation, faculty
collective agreement (CA) responsibilities, support for academic unit responsibilities and
student concerns/complaints. The EA manages day-to-day operational functioning of a broad
scope of academic project initiatives, including associated budgets, to a standard that meets
regulatory (TCU, University, BOG, Senate, etc.) requirements.

Please submit applications to the attention of Human Resources (careers@algomau.ca) no later than January 25, 2019.

For more information, please view the Executive Assistant to Academic Dean job posting (PDF).

Pathways Specialist and Assistant to the Registar

Reporting directly to the University Registrar & Director of Institutional Research, the Pathways Specialist and Assistant to the Registrar provides support and coordination for all aspects of articulation and credit transfer pathway development, implementation and administration with a particular emphasis on enhancing articulation agreements with colleges. The position serves the common goal of sustaining college students for enrolment growth, student retention, and student success. The position will also support the various day-to-day functions of the Office of the Registrar to ensure the academic integrity/accuracy of records while maintaining a client-service approach. The Pathways Specialist and Assistant to the Registrar will provide service students, staff, and faculty in a public domain while understanding the needs of all clients in accordance with set procedures of the Office of the Registrar.

Please submit applications to the attention of Human Resources (careers@algomau.ca) no later than Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 4 pm. 

For more information, please view the Pathways Specialist and Assistant to the Registar job posting (PDF).

 

Campus Life Coordinator

View the Campus Life Coordinator job posting.

Please submit applications to the attention of Human Resources (careers@algomau.ca) no later than Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 4 pm.

Social Work, Algoma University (Timmins, ON)

Algoma University (www.algomau.ca) has a special mission “to be a teaching-oriented university that provides programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs, primarily at the undergraduate level, with a particular focus on the needs of Northern Ontario, and to cultivate cross-cultural learning between Aboriginal communities and other communities, in keeping with the history of Algoma University and its geographic site.”

Algoma University invites applications for a 2-year limited-term appointment at the level of Lecturer or Assistant Professor; the anticipated start date is December 3, 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Social Work courses at Algoma University’s Timmins, Ontario, extension, which is located in the Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology.

Candidates should submit electronically: a letter of application, a current CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., examples of student evaluations), evidence of research activity/engagement, to Dr. Donna M. Rogers, Academic Dean via deanapps@algomau.ca. Application materials should be submitted as a single combined PDF file. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically. The PDF file and reference letters should have file names that identify the applicant. Applications received by Friday, November 9, 2018 at 4 pm., will be assured of consideration, though the posting remains open until the position is filled. We appreciate all interest in the position; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

For more information, please view the Social Work job posting (PDF).


Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Mathematics

Algoma University invites applications for a 1-year limited-term appointment at a junior level of Assistant Professor, beginning January 1, 2019. The successful candidate should have completed a PhD in Computer Science or related areas, have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching, and possess teaching expertise in areas related to Game Development or Mobile Computing. The candidate will be expected to teach required courses in the Computer Games Technology or Mobile Computing stream such as Gaming Software Engineering, Game Design, Mobile Software Development, Computer Software for Sciences and Programming.

Candidates should submit electronically: a letter of application, a current CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., examples of student evaluations) to Dr. Donna M. Rogers, Academic Dean via deanapps@algomau.ca. Application materials should be submitted as a single combined PDF file. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically. The PDF file and reference letters should have file names that identify the applicant. Applications received by 4:00 pm December 7, 2018 will be assured of consideration, though the posting remains open until the position is filled. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

For more information, please view the Assistant Professor job posting (PDF).


Assistant Professor or Associate Professor – School of Business & Economics

Algoma University invites applications for a tenure track appointment in The School of Business
and Economics at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, depending on
experience and qualifications; the anticipated start date is July 1, 2019, or as negotiated. The
ideal candidate will have a PhD in Accounting; candidates holding an MS in Accounting or an
MBA, with related experience in industry or academia, will also be given strong consideration.
CPA (or CPA, CA) designation is required. The successful candidate will possess expertise in
one or more of the following areas: Financial Accounting, Managerial/Cost Accounting,
Accounting Theory, and/or Auditing (the ability to teach in at least two of these areas is
preferable). The ability to teach in a related business discipline would be an asset. Applications
must include evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching and a demonstrated ability to
develop an independent research program.

Candidates should submit electronically: a letter of application, a current CV, a research plan
(up to two single-spaced pages), a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching
effectiveness (e.g., examples of student evaluations), and evidence of research activity /
engagement to Dr. Donna M. Rogers, Academic Dean via deanapps@algomau.ca. Application
materials should be submitted as a single combined PDF file. Applicants must also arrange for
three letters of reference to be sent electronically. The PDF file and reference letters should
have file names that identify the applicant. Applications received by close of business on
January 31, 2019, will be assured of consideration, though the posting remains open until the
position is filled. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

For more information, please view the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor  job posting (PDF).

Algoma University invites applications for the positions of Part-Time Contract Faculty (PTCF) on the Sault Ste. Marie campus for the Winter 2019 semester.

Academic Term, Course Day/Time, DeadlineCourse, Description and Qualifications
18W
OJIB 3017AE

TU & TH
11:30am – 1:00pm

Deadline:
4:00pm, December 14, 2018 or until filled
Course: Advanced Anishinaabemowin II

Description: This course introduces students to structures used to express doubt, conjecture and to indicate past intentions. The course will look at the negative sentences structures for the verb which takes an animate object, both for the regular and inverse forms. The study of cultural materials will continue. Conducted in Anishinaabemowin.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will be a fluent speaker of Ojibwe with excellent command of the written language and experience teaching at an advanced level.
19SF

ENGL 3517

May 6 – 16, 2019
M-F, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Deadline: 4:00pm, January 11, 2019
Course Title: Studies in Creative Writing

Description: A continuation of ENGL 3516 Creative Writing, this course enables students to work in one genre exclusively, with a view to producing a short piece of publishable or near-publishable quality. Discussion of selected published writing in the students’ chosen genres will be combined with peer editing sessions. Established writers from within or beyond the University community may be invited to lecture and to assess student manuscripts.

Qualifications: Applicants will have completed a PhD degree in English and must be established writers, with a minimum of 3 trade publications, and publication records that include works in a variety genres (e.g. poetry, fiction, essays, librettos). Candidates will have experience editing for Canadian publishers and have a record of securing grants that support writing and publishing. Candidates will demonstrate this relevant professional experience by providing a detailed cv that clearly indicates previous publications, editorial experience, grant awards, and by providing a proposed outline of how they will structure and teach this course over 9 days, May 6-16, 2019.
19W
COSC 3807AE


TU
7:00pm – 10:00pm


Deadline: 4:00pm, Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Course Title: Applied Networks

Description: A general introduction to network theory and practice. Practical topics include: configuring web, email, database and proxy servers, and firewalls in an intranet. Systems discussed include one or more of Linux, Solaris and Windows.

Qualifications: The successful applicant should have an M. Sc. Degree in Computer Science or a B. Sc. with 5 years teaching experience relevant to the course.
19W

COSC 2036AE


TU & TH
8:30am – 10:00am


Deadline:
11:00am,
Jan. 7, 2018
Course Title: Computer Game Design I

Description: This course introduces the student to the design and development of commercial entertainment software. The course addresses the related questions, unique to game software, of "What makes a game fun?" and "What makes a game commercially successful?" The course examines case studies of the composition and financing of current game development companies, the typical game development engineering life-cycle processes and critical analysis of existing games, including games which sell well in cultures around the world but not generally known in Canada. Student teams will develop a prototype game design, implement if for testing on a mobile game device and present it in a public seminar for critique.

Qualifications: The successful applicant should have an M. Sc. Degree in Computer Science or a B. Sc. with 5 years of relevant teaching experience.
19W
BIOL 3346


MO & WE
8:30am – 10:00am


Deadline:
4:00pm, January 7, 2018
Course Title: Ethnobotany

Description: The course examines the importance of plants and their products to the health of humankind. Special attention is given to plant substances of pharmacological interest, including medicinal drugs derived from roots, bark, leaves, and flowers. The importance of plants as agents of illness and disease will also be discussed.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will have an M. Sc. degree in Science with relevant teaching experience and knowledge of this subject matter.
19W
ECON 1006AE


MO & FR
11:30am – 1:00pm

Deadline: 12:00pm (noon)
January 8, 2019
Couse Title: Introduction to Microeconomics

Description: Topics include: demand, supply, pricing, competitive firm, profit maximization, monopoly, oligopoly, international trade, and income distribution.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a PhD in Economics or a Masters in Economics with relevant teaching experience.

Algoma University invites applications for the positions of Part-Time Contract Faculty (PTCF) on the Brampton campus for the Winter 2019 semester.

Academic Term, Course Day/Time, DeadlineCourse, Description and Qualifications
19W

ADMN 1126


TDB


Deadline:
9:00am, January 11, 2019
Course Title: Introductory Financial Accounting I

Description: The main objective of this course is to provide students with a solid foundation in financial accounting principles and concepts and to develop a thorough understanding of how financial information is collected, summarized, reported and utilized in a range of business contexts. Students will develop an appreciation of how financial information can be used for internal and external reporting, decision making and for planning and control purposes. Topics will include analyzing and recording transactions and adjusting and closing accounts, preparing financial statements, accounting for cash, inventory and merchandising activities, receivables, and capital assets. Accounting in a corporate context will be introduced as well as the analysis of financial statements and cash flows

Qualifications: The successful applicant will have a Business Degree and CPA designation. Consideration will be given to applicants who have completed the CPA Professional Education Program.

Algoma University invites applications for the positions of Part-Time Contract Faculty (PTCF) on the Timmins extension site for the Winter 2019 semester.

Academic Term, Course Day/Time, DeadlineCourse, Description and Qualifications
19W: SWRK 3207

MO
5:30pm – 8:30pm

Deadline: December 19, 2018 at 4:00pm.
Course: Critical Policy in the North*

Description: This course explores the field of social policy and administration. It examines the development of social policy in Canada, including the changing nature of the welfare state and themes and debates from conventional and critical perspectives that are fundamental to understanding these changes. The course helps students to become aware of the relationship among research, policy and social work practice. It focuses on the theory and practice of social policies and their administration within the Canadian welfare state (Anishinaabe and mainstream).

Qualifications: The successful applicant will have considerable knowledge of the policy-making processes in the Canadian context. The challenges and implications of social policies at various governmental levels is critically analyzed, and in how these policies may impact various populations living in the North. The candidate must also be versed in how social policy may influence fields of practice, and in how change could be effected through the social policy process.
A Master’s Degree in Social Work is preferred, however, a MA in a related discipline, or equivalent experience is required. Previous post-secondary instruction (preferably university level) is considered a strong asset.

*The method of delivery for SWRK 3207NE will be onsite in Timmins.
19W: SWRK 4207

FR
10:00am – 1:00pm

Deadline: Friday, December 7 at 4:00pm.
Course: Mino Wiichiitiwin: Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups

Description: This is an advanced Social Work course designed to provide students with the opportunity to augment their skills of engaging with individuals, families and groups in helping processes and relationships. Skill development will occur in the context of student knowledge of how social work is practiced in a society characterized by power imbalances due to age, class, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, ability, race and sexual location. This course emphasizes skill development at the fourth year level using anti-oppressive and indigenous practice approaches with a focus on developing helping relationships in Indigenous, and remote Northern communities.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will have considerable cross-cultural teaching, experiential learning experience and knowledge in social work theories and in their applications. The candidate must have an appreciation of both Indigenous and Western perspectives of social work practice, must understand the concept of “Wiichiitiwin” as guided by an elder, must be familiar with the ‘use-of-self’ process in relation to the concept of leadership roles, research and in building relationships with the community at the micro, meso and macro levels, must engage with students in group work, and be able to synthesize knowledge into a working model.
A Master’s Degree in Social Work is preferred, however, a MA in a related discipline, or equivalent experience is required. Previous post-secondary instruction (preferably university level) is considered a strong asset.
*The method of delivery for SWRK 4207 is onsite in Timmins.
8:30pm.
19W
SWRK 3407NE


TU 5:30pm - 8:30pm


Deadline:
12:00pm (noon), December 21, 2018
Course Title: Concepts of Wellness in First Nations’ Communities: The Contemporary Context (repost)

Description: The course explores the contemporary issues which affect the relationship between First Nations Peoples and the social welfare system in Canada, ranging from the effects on health and well-being of colonization to the current movement toward self-determination. Past and present government policies and programs are examined. New First Nations-controlled services in the area of education, health and child welfare are examined. Special attention is given to the power of the Medicine Wheel as a vehicle for achieving spiritual, physical, social and environmental well-being.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will have considerable teaching, experience and knowledge on the relationship between “First Nations” and “Settler” communities in the North, and in the Canadian context. The successful candidate will be familiar with numerous topics: the resiliency of Indigenous families and their communities, analyzing existing legislation and its effects on Indigenous peoples, and to examine future plans and aspirations of Indigenous communities. There is a strong experiential learning component in the course of study.
A Master’s Degree in Social Work is preferred, however, a MA in a related discipline, or equivalent experience is required. Previous post-secondary instruction (preferably university level) is considered a strong asset.
*The method of delivery for SWRK 3407NE will be onsite in Timmins.
19W
SWRK 2106NE



MO
1:00pm – 4:00pm



Deadline:
12:00pm (noon), December 21, 2018
Course Title: Political Economy of Social Welfare

Description: The course begins with a review of the emergence of the welfare state and traces the development of social programs in Canada from our colonial inheritance to the present day. It includes an analysis of the origins, influences, present forms and relative effectiveness of social programmes designed to meet human needs. It examines the destructive impact of welfare state policies on Anishinaabe communities. Particular attention is given to structural and ideological factors that have combined to shape social policies, including issues related to social inequality, the impact of globalization, race, gender, class and sexual orientation.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will have considerable knowledge of the structure and processes of the Canadian welfare state, its programs and services. An understanding of historical and contemporary Canadian social issues, the political ideological platforms of government, the values, agendas and systems that serve to construct, maintain and reinforce inequalities within the Canadian state and their implications to segments of the population are examined. The candidate must also be well versed in welfare state models and perspectives that inform social welfare.

A Master’s Degree in Social Work is preferred, however, a MA in a related discipline is required. Previous post-secondary instruction (preferably university level) is considered a strong asset.

*The method of delivery for SWRK 2106NE will be onsite in Timmins.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in Sociology (preferred) with 5 years of relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
19W
SWRK 2127NE


TU
8:30am – 11:30am


Deadline:
12:00pm (noon) December 21, 2018
Course Title: Introduction to Social Work Research

Description: This course provides students with an introductory understanding of research designs as they relate to social work theory and practice. Students will learn about the roles of social workers in knowledge building and how the larger societal context shapes research activities. Students will be introduced to qualitative, quantitative, mixed method and critical research approaches. The course will review a wide range of applied research paradigms and frameworks such as: experimental design; survey design; community-based participatory action research; feminist methods; arts-based methods; and program evaluation. They will learn about research questions, literature reviews, data analysis and the importance and place of ethics in the research process.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will have considerable knowledge and teaching experience in the critical understanding of the epistemological and ontological foundations of the qualitative and quantitative research approaches. Various methodological approaches such as experimental design, survey design, participatory action research, narrative inquiry/story telling, grounded theory, institutional ethnography, community-based research and art-based research will be explored. The candidate must be well versed with the research process and their application using a hands-on approach. Familiarity with basic statistics, an awareness of the relationship between knowledge and power, and how to develop a research proposal are strongly required.

A Master's Degree in Social Work is preferred, however, a MA in a related discipline is required. Previous post-secondary instruction (preferably university level) is considered a strong asset.

*The method of delivery for SWRK 2127NE will be onsite in Timmins.
19W
SWRK 2406


TH
1:00pm – 4:00pm



Deadline:
12:00pm (noon), December 21, 2018
Course Title: Human Behaviour in the Social Environment: Critical Perspectives on Identity, Culture and Society

Description: This course will explore human behaviour and development as processes that are shaped by competing ideologies of culture, power, and difference, and the implications that these understandings have for social work practice. Critical theories of power and oppression and Indigenous thought will be used to consider personal and community well-being and transformative social change from an intersectional perspective, particularly in relation to northern, rural, remote, and Indigenous communities. Human development through the lifespan and the factors that facilitate and impede that development will also be considered. The ultimate aim of the course is to provide students with a critical, culturally-informed, and practice-oriented understanding of the interactions among biological, social, psychological, cultural, and economic systems and their impact upon human development and behavior.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will have knowledge on the human development process from Western, Indigenous and critical perspectives, and on how various psychological development theories overlap, complement and contest their fit with each other. The candidate must be familiar in human development theories and in how behaviour is informed by broader social forces such as culture and power relations. An analysis on the implications of various theories of power in relation to the concept of ‘support’ and ‘wellbeing’ is explored, including the intersectionality perspective and Indigenous ways of knowing, their concepts and teachings.

A Master's Degree in Social Work is preferred, however, a MA in a related discipline is required. Previous post-secondary instruction (preferably university level) is considered a strong asset.

*The method of delivery for SWRK 2406NE will be onsite in Timmins.

There are currently no applications available for the online position of Part-Time Contract Faculty (PTCF) for the Fall 2018 semester.

Enterprise Development and Research Internship

NORDIK Institute, affiliated with Algoma University, is seeking an Enterprise Development and Research Intern to support projects in the Timmins region. Specifically, the Intern would continue strengthening social enterprise development through organizing and delivering training workshops, coordinating networking events to build connections between business developers and existing and aspiring social entrepreneurs, and linking them to resources. Additionally, the Intern would research future growth areas in both social enterprise and key post-secondary education programs

Application Instructions: December 14, 2018. 

This is a one-year contact. This position is located in Timmins at the Timmins Economic Development Corporation or in Sault Ste. Marie at NORDIK Institute. 

Only candidates considered to be qualified for the position will be contacted for an interview. 

Letters of application and resumes can be mailed or emailed to Lisa Meschino, NORDIK Institute, 1520 Queen St. E. Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2G4. 

E-mail: lisa.meschino@algomau.ca 

For more information, please view the Enterprise Development and Research Internship job posting

 

Events Coordinator Intern

NORDIK Institute, affiliated with Algoma University, is seeking an Events Coordinator Intern to support projects in the Timmins region. Specifically, the Intern would continue organizing
engagement and training events, and assist in conducting research to identify future growth
areas in post-secondary education. The Intern would engage organizations, entrepreneurs and
changemakers, students and educators in diverse events including information sessions,
workshops, education and training opportunities and conferences, building connections
between citizens, business service providers, educators and funders.

Application Instructions: On-going until the position is filled. This is a one-year contact. This position is located either in Timmins at the Timmins Economic Development Corporation/Business Enterprise Centre or in Sault Ste. Marie at NORDIK Institute.

For more information, please view the Events Coordinator Intern job posting.

 

Avian Social Behaviour Intern

The OVEN (Ornithology, Vocalization, and Ecology Network) at Algoma University requires a motivated and independent recent graduate to work in the Biology Department as an Avian Social Behaviour Intern.
The internship is funded by the Northern Ontario Internship Program of the Northern Ontario Heritage
Fund Corporation. The intern will work collaboratively with Algoma students on several major lab
projects.

Applications will be accepted until 21 January 2019. Letters of application and resumes/Curriculum Vitae and a sample of written work can be submitted by email to jennifer.foote@algomau.ca.

For more information, please view the Avian Social Behaviour Intern job posting.

 

Terms
  • 18F: September 5 to December 4, 2018 (exams to follow)
  • 18FW: September 5, 2018 to April 5, 2019 (exams to follow)
  • 19W: January 7 to April 5, 2019 (exams to follow)
Minimum Qualifications

The applicant must have the minimum academic qualifications and the minimum relevant professional experience that aligns with the job posting (above).

Submission of Applications

Qualified candidates should submit, electronically, a letter of application, curriculum vitae and three references addressed to Dr. Donna Rogers, Academic Dean, Algoma University. Email: deanapps@algomau.ca.

Application Process

Submit your application via e-mail to hr@algomau.ca unless an alternate recipient is specified in the job posting.

A cover letter is not required, but we recommend including one as it helps us get to know you better.

You should submit separate applications for each position that interests you.

General applications can be sent to our recruiting email at hr@algomau.ca and will be kept in our electronic file for six months. It would be helpful to stipulate in the subject line which area of the university you are interested in working.

New non-union positions are posted on Algoma University website on a regular basis. Union positions are also posted on the website after it has been determined that there are no qualified internal applicants.

External applications are only accepted via e-mail hr@algomau.ca

Human Resources is located above the Speak Easy in the administrative offices (NW 307).

Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Shortly after applying online, you should receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of your application. If you don’t receive this e-mail within 24 hours of submitting your application, please send an e-mail to devon.sanderson@algomau.ca.

It is preferred that you communicate through our Human Resources Department using the hr@algomau.ca e-mail address.

Your application will be kept in our electronic database for a minimum of six months.