Professor (Hydrology)

Seneca College

Toronto, ON, Canada 🇨🇦

Job Category: Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering Technology

Location: Newnham Campus

ID: 1854

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Posting Date: December 28, 2022

Closing Date: open until filled

Pay Range: Dependent on experience

Hours: 44 hours per week

Work Type: On-site

Type: Permanent

Shift: Monday – Friday

Start Date: 2/25/23

End Date:

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Chair, School of Environmental & Civil Engineering Technology (SECET) and School of Fire Protection Engineering Technology (FPET), the Professor is responsible for developing, preparing, and delivering post-secondary courses. Seneca offers courses in four delivery formats: in-person, online, hybrid and flexible. Professors may teach in any one or more of the four delivery formats.

The Professor will be responsible for providing academic leadership in the classroom and within School of Environmental & Civil Engineering Technology (SECET), ensuring an effective and compelling learning environment for students. 

Program Area/Level:

Responsible for teaching courses at advanced diploma level in the Environmental Technology and Civil Engineering Technology programs and other relevant courses across the School. 


Under the direction of the senior academic officer of Seneca or designate, the Professor is responsible for:


  • Ensuring student awareness of course objectives, approach and evaluation techniques.
  • Incorporating active learning strategies in online, hybrid, and in-person classes.
  • Implementing appropriate educational technology and tools in online, hybrid and in-person classes.
  • Carrying out regularly scheduled instruction, which may include tutoring and academic counselling of students.
  • Providing a learning environment which makes effective use of available resources, work experience and field trips.
  • Evaluating student progress/achievement and assuming responsibility for the overall assessment of the student’s work within assigned courses.

Course and Curriculum Development:

  • Ensuring an equitable and accessible learning community on online, hybrid, and in-person classes.
  • Designing formative and summative assessments (alternative and authentic) for online and in-person classes.
  • Consulting with program and course directors and other faculty members, advisory committees, accrediting agencies, potential employers and students.
  • Defining course objectives, and evaluating and validating these objectives.
  • Specifying or approving learning approaches, necessary resources, etc.
  • Developing individualized instruction and multi-media presentations where applicable.
  • Selecting or approving textbooks and learning materials.

Academic Leadership:

  • Providing guidance to Instructors relative to the Instructors’ teaching assignments.
  • Participating in the work of curriculum and other consultative committees as requested.



  • A minimum completed PhD in Civil/Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Earth Science or in a related field is required. If education is in a related field, please state how it is relevant.
  • A completed OACETT (CET), PEO (P. Eng.) or P. Geo/EP designation is required.


  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in environmental hydrology, watershed management and development, hydrological or water resource modelling, water management systems design, and environmental monitoring and inspection is required.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required.


  • Demonstrated competencies to deliver online and hybrid teaching.
  • Demonstrated exceptional presentation, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills is required and demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of an academic team.
  • Strong relationships with industry contacts and network connections is an asset.
  • Commitment to a team approach for problem solving and conflict resolution.
  • An understanding and commitment to equity in education.

Note: A teaching demonstration will be required during the recruitment process.

Consideration will be given to qualified internal full-time academic and partial-load employees first in accordance with the Collective Agreement requirements.  New employees will be required to demonstrate the Faculty Basic Competencies by the end of their probationary period.

We are extremely proud to be celebrating 14 years as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2022. We are honored to be a leader in the education space, by offering an exceptional workplace for our employees.

Here are some of the things that make Seneca College a great place to work:


Family Friendly Benefits, Pension Plan, Education & Career Development, Vacation and Time Off, Wellness, Health Benefits, Insurance, Retirement, Other Perks & Discounts

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

We are proud to be building the equitable Seneca committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of lived experiences, perspectives, and approaches. Joining Seneca means being part of an inclusive community working hard to dismantle barriers to access, student success, and employee potential. 


Seneca is committed to sustainability, demonstrate by our earned silver STARS rating from the Association of Sustainability in Higher Education. With the release of its first sustainability plan, Seneca is focusing on four priority themes: leadership, community, education and research, and operations.

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Now is your time to join Seneca, where you will have the opportunity to give back to society by supporting the education of students.

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Note: Seneca requires copies of educational credentials at the time of an interview. Confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency will be required upon hire.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.





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