OL/MB200 A - Communication Skills for Leadership (Winter 2025)

Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Human & Social Sciences 

Department: FHSS Administration 

Campus: Waterloo 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 8539 



Position Title: Course Instructor: OL/MB200 A – Communication Skills for Leadership (Winter 2025)

Term: Winter 2025 (January 1 – April 30, 2025)

Days/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30am – 9:50am

Campus: Waterloo

Hours per week/Hours Total: 3 per week/36 total

Anticipated Class Size: 125

Additional Course Requirements: None

Posted on: July 10, 2024

Posting ends: July 25, 2024


Position Summary:


Communication skills are probably the single most important skill required to be successful in any type of relationship. This course will provide an introduction to research and theories in the field of Interpersonal Communications and how this information relates to individuals in contemporary society. In addition, the course focuses on building and enhancing your knowledge in the kinds of communications skills that employers expect. Cross-listed with MB200.


*This course has multiple sections and a common course outline. This course will be coordinated. All instructors will be required to follow a proposed course outline.


Qualifications – Required: Master’s, PhD (or equivalent degree) preferred

Qualifications – Discipline: Degree must be in a Leadership-focused discipline (e.g., Leadership Studies, Organizational Leadership, Business with a Leadership focus)

Qualifications - Other: Applicants must have prior post-secondary level teaching experience in the area of Leadership and/or communication skills.

Please note:

  • Teaching experience limited to covering leadership or communication skills topics as an isolated unit/module in a course will not be considered.
  • Teaching experience limited to serving as a Teaching Assistant or to delivering guest lectures will not be considered.
  • In addition, applicants whose academic Leadership qualifications are limited to the context of elementary and/or secondary schools will not be considered.


Salary: $9,206.40


Application Deadline: July 25, 2024


Submit with Application:


Required for All Applicants

  • CV (Maximum of 10 pages, with 12-point font and 2.54 cm margins. Pages which exceed this limit will not be considered in the committee’s evaluation of the application)
  • Candidate Application Form (CAF)
    • On the CAF, applicants must clearly outline only those qualifications which are relevant for each course for which they have applied and articulate how their work and academic experience enhances their ability to teach each course.

Required for External Applicants

  • Verification of highest degree
  • Name and contact information for referees.


  • Teaching Dossier and/or relevant supplementary documentation (Maximum of 25 pages in total, with 12-point font and 2.54 cm margins. Pages which exceed this limit will not be considered in the committee’s evaluation of the application).


Applications may be addressed to:


Dr. Rosemary A. McGowan

Leadership Program Coordinator

Leadership Program

Faculty of Human and Social Sciences

c/o Angela Jadric


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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.  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, where applicable. Candidates should review these documents and ensure the information required is easily accessible in the application. 

Please Note:

Candidate Application form (CAF) is used to apply to an individual posting and must be submitted with each application. The completed form is to be uploaded with all other application materials by the deadline listed in the course posting. Refer to Appendix I of the Contract Teaching Faculty Collective Agreement for further guidance about completing the CAF and Appendix H for details on how this form will be scored.

CTF Members (those who have taught a Laurier in the last 36 months) may wish to submit a single application to multiple course postings via the Posted Course Application Form (PCAF) Appendix G, which includes the CAF.  The link to the Faculty specific PCAF is included in the email notification of posted courses you would have received from the hiring department/program/area at Laurier. The PCAF is a separate form due within 5 days of the email notification of posted courses and is submitted via Qualtrics. Refer to this notification for the link to the PCAF. Members who do not submit a PCAF may apply for posted course through a separate application for each course. Refer to the collective agreement for additional information on the PCAF.

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.

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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