Professor, Paralegal/Small Claims Practice

  • Sheridan College
  • Ontario, Canada
  • Sep 19, 2018
Part time Law School Faculty Law School Staff

Job Description

Employee Group: Part-time
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies
Campus: Davis
Reference Number: 18/PT/05
Salary Range: Based on relevant educational qualifications and experience
Start Date: January 22, 2018

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Application Details: The Human Resources department maintains a Faculty Pool of resumes for job seekers interested in part-time teaching opportunities at the College.



Sheridan is looking for outstanding individuals to join our faculty team in the Paralegal program.  Successful completion of this accredited program qualifies students to write the Law Society of Upper Canada licensing examination for paralegals.  Sheridan seeks part-time professors to teach in the following courses within the Paralegal program:


·         LAWS 19077 – Small Claims Practice and Procedure II


To view course outlines, visit:


Sheridan professors are responsible for developing an effective learning environment for students while respecting their diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences, and individual learning styles. 



Specific Responsibilities Include:


  • Delivering course curriculum in classroom and/or online, which includes ensuring student awareness of course objectives, approach and evaluation techniques
  • Tutoring and academic counselling of students, while evaluating student progress/achievement and assuming responsibility for the overall assessment of the students’ work within assigned courses
  • Defining, evaluating and validating learning outcomes and designing appropriate strategies and tools for assessing student learning
  • Developing individualized instruction and multi-media presentations and incorporating technology into the learning process where applicable
  • Attending periodic faculty meetings




  • Licensed Paralegal in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada combined with a 4 year Honours Bachelor of Arts degree or an honours degree in a related field is minimally required for this role. A Bachelor of Law (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD) will also be accepted;
  • Minimum of 5 years of related professional experience practicing as a paralegal or lawyer in the area of the subject matter in which they are applying to teach;
  • Experience in teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level or equivalent experience as a trainer in industry preferred;
  • Strong network of contacts with other professionals in the Paralegal industry;
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills;
  • Committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment.


Please apply online:


Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.

Practice Area(s)

Civil Litigation


5+ years