WLIC - UX103 : UX Strategy (Spring 2023)

Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: Brantford, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Wilfrid Laurier Intl College (WLIC) 

Department: N/A 

Campus: Brantford 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 5519 



Position Title: WLIC – UX103 : UX Strategy (Spring 2023)

Faculty/Academic Area: Wilfrid Laurier International College

About Wilfrid Laurier International College (WLIC)

Wilfrid Laurier International College’s programs and approach to teaching offer international students the opportunity to be fully prepared for university studies and have a smooth transition to Wilfrid Laurier University. Our comprehensive programming, both academic and extracurricular, allows students to explore and navigate their own personal journey to success. Through HyFlex programming in many of our courses we aim provide maximum flexibility to students from across the globe.

Located on the Brantford campus, Wilfrid Laurier International College (WLIC) was established by Navitas in 2020. Navitas is a global higher education provider specializing in pathway programs providing international students with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in a Canadian post-secondary educational setting. WLIC welcomes international students from across the world to complete a first year of study to qualify for their undergraduate program of choice at Laurier. Upon completion of ten courses and with the attainment of the required CGPA, WLIC students transfer into second year at Laurier in their chosen pathway. The undergraduate courses that students take at WLIC are Laurier courses taught by Laurier selected instructors.

For more information, visit https://www.laurieric.ca/

Term: Spring 2023 (May 1 – August 31, 2023)

Days/Times: Spring schedule – Teaching timeslots: 8:30am – 12:30pm or 1:30pm – 5:30pm (day of week and time scheduled in consultation with CTF and in consideration of teaching schedule at WLU)

Campus: Brantford

Hours per week/Hours Total:  4-hour teaching blocks, one day per week.

Anticipated Class Size: 20 - 35

Posted on:  March 14, 2023

Posting ends:  March 28, 2023

Position Summary:

This course provides an overview of user experience design principles and processes from a broad multidisciplinary perspective, emphasizing how user research and prototype assessment can be integrated into different phases of the design process for a wide array of products, services, and media content. The course introduces students to methods used to understand user's needs and activities, with a focus on conveying user centered design solutions through storytelling, sketching, and iterative prototyping. Students are given real world design problems.


Course Delivery

WLIC offers this course with a HyFlex mode of delivery, which provides flexibility to students who may need to access the course remotely due to travel interruption or personal emergencies.  The HyFlex approach enables the instructor to simultaneously engage in-person and remote learners, in pedagogically innovative ways, via live streaming on Zoom in technology-enabled classrooms. HyFlex delivery is expected for all 48 contact hours of course instruction. Courses are delivered in 4-hour teaching blocks at specific times to accommodate different regional time zones. The 4-hour teaching model in small classes is fundamental to allow for relationship building amongst students and the instructor as well as providing time to embed vital study skills. Instructors will be required to deliver course content synchronously.

Applicants will be asked to demonstrate (via teaching dossier and interview) knowledge of best practices for the HyFlex delivery and management of courses; including, but not limited to:

  • Providing engaging and interactive course instruction simultaneously to both in-person and remote learners, including best practices for assessments in HyFlex courses.
  • Use course management system tools to communicate with students and to foster and support a collaborative online learning community with and between students in the course.
  • Provide timely and constructive feedback on student work.
  • Respond to student academic and course administration inquiries in a timely manner and refer students to technical support or student support when appropriate.
  • Support academic integrity in the creation and administration of assignments, tests, and exams in an online environment.

Applicants who have taught this course at Laurier are preferred.

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Qualifications – Required: Master’s Degree

Qualifications – Other: 

  • PhD Preferred
  • Experience teaching or providing training in: UX Strategy
  • 2 years’ professional experience in a UX role, preferably at a senior or strategic level
  • 2 years’ experience teaching at the college or university level
  • Previous experience teaching international students would be considered an asset.
  • Instructors must agree to teach this course with a HyFlex mode of delivery.

Salary:  $8,848.90 + ($2,949.63 prorated for 4th hour of instruction)

Application Deadline:  March 28, 2023

Submit with Application:

Required for All Applicants

  • CV

Required for External Applicants (not currently members of current Laurier CTF bargaining unit)

  • Names and contact information for referees
  • Evidence of good teaching (only original institutional records will be considered, not summaries nor selected excerpts)

Optional for all applicants

  • Cover letter highlighting teaching and research experience relevant to the posted course
  • Syllabi of relevant courses
  • Teaching dossier
  • Portfolio

 Applicants will be required to submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree prior to being awarded a contract. It is highly recommended that applicants include this verification with their application.

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WLIC Hiring Committee

Questions can be directed to WLICadmin@wlu.ca.

This appointment is in accordance with the Contract Teaching Faculty and Part-time Librarians Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.  All applicants are assessed using both the “Appendix H: Assessment of CTF Candidates under 13.6.1” in the collective agreement and the program specific rubric. Candidates should review these documents and ensure the information required is easily accessible in the application.  

Please Note:

For Supplementary Remuneration for large classes or multi-section courses, see Article 28.3

Pursuant to Article 13.5 of the Collective Agreement for Contract Teaching Faculty (CTF) and Part-time Librarians, all applicants shall apply electronically. Applications must be received by 23:59 local time of the date on the posting.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University's Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier's core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates from equity deserving groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at indigenous@wlu.ca. Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at equity@wlu.ca. We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at hr@wlu.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  In accordance with the requirements of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the successful applicants will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to the appropriate Dean(s) to be considered for employment equity.

All course offerings will be contingent on adequate student registration and subject to budgetary funding.

Members of the Contract Teaching Faculty bargaining unit:

Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit www.wlu.ca/careers for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online. Please note, a CV and letter of introduction will be required in electronic form.

All applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the part-time hiring committee.  Only those applicants recommended for a position will be contacted.

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