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Position: Global Education - Curriculum Expert

Apply by email to: Annie Simpson, Associate Director, Troost ILead,, Please include the position title in the subject line.

Dates of Employment: May 2021- November 2021 with expectation of renewal

Department: ISTEP, Troost ILead, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

Estimated Hours/Week: 10- 15 hours per week

Rate of Pay: $38 per hour



The Leadership Labs program is a co-curricular initiative at the Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (Troost ILead) that successfully reaches a large number of international and domestic students. Engineering Leadership Labs have historically been geared towards first year students and serve as a platform to orient and engage incoming students. We deliver interactive workshops that are relevant to being successful in relationships, teams, clubs and professional contexts. Previous Lab topics include team formation, conflict transformation, feedback, networking, conversation skills, public speaking, positive psychology, and self-compassion, amongst others.

With this role we seek to expand our existing platform to engage more students, while deepening our impact through enhanced curriculum to maximize cross-cultural fluency and relationship-building between and among international and domestic students. Working closely with ILead team members and other partners across the University, we seek to pilot, evaluate and iterate on our curriculum so that it can be shared and replicated in other units. We aim to continually enhance the student experience, foster inclusive leadership skills, and increase the global fluency of participants by exploring notions of leadership beyond Western perspectives.

Duties and responsibilities:

Reporting to the Associate Director of Troost ILead the Global Education Curriculum Expert will review, revise, co-deliver and evaluate 8 adapted workshops. This candidate will bring experience with adult learning, curriculum design and delivery, and cross-cultural communication and global education. The Global Education- Curriculum Expert will coordinate gatherings of key stakeholders and write progress reports.


Specific duties may include:

1. In partnership with ILead staff, design and deliver 8 new or modified personal, professional, and team development workshops for both online and in-person delivery.

2. Draw on experience and expertise in intercultural communication and engagement considerations, through consultation with our partners, the Engineering Career Centre and the International Foundation Program.

3. Enhance program assessment questions and tools that specifically measure international student response, experience, and learning.

4. Further relationships and networks within the engineering Faculty and with others in the University who are committed and knowledgeable about program development for international students.

5. Introduce pedagogical innovations to facilitate participation of all students with material and with each other, promoting interactional diversity.

6. Develop asynchronous resources to increase program each and accommodate all learning needs.

Experience and education:

Experience teaching and designing experiential curriculum, both online and in person.

Global work experience and/or lived experience with holding space for multiple cultural lenses.

Relationship building skills and experience working collaboratively and engaging other stakeholders in the design process.

Preference will be given to:

  • Current or former graduate students (Masters of PhD) at the University of Toronto, particularly from the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering; OISE or related field
  • Experience working with international students or English-language learners, or lived experience of adapting to Canadian culture

Comfort and familiarity utilizing various online applications and services is required (Zoom, LMS, Google Suite, Microsoft Teams, etc.)

Self-directed and self-motivated; this will begin as a work-from-home/remote position

Able to work consistent hours week-to-week; availability for some evening work

Demonstrating professionalism, exercising sound judgment, working independently, and using strong organizational skills

Applicants submit:

1. Cover letter

2. Résumé

Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter and résumé, to the attention of Annie Simpson, Associate Director of Troost ILead at Please include the position title in the subject line.

Applications Due: May 3, 2021

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Opportunities will be posted in mid March, 2020. Please check back.


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