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Durham College

Employment Opportunities

Classroom/Lab/Shop Observers


ID: ADP22-13


Durham College (DC) is leading the way as a post-secondary institution, offering an innovative and transformative student experience and hands-on learning opportunities. With this focus top of mind for our students and our employees, DC is proud to be one of the fastest-growing colleges in the province and annually ranked as one of the GTA’s Top 100 employers. 

The college offers a wide range of market-driven programs across multiple disciplines, including culinary management, farming and horticulture, business, IT, construction and trades, science and technology, health care, engineering, social and community services, justice, media, art and design.

With a focus on experiential learning, DC graduates are known for having the skills and knowledge employers need. More than 104,000 alumni represent the college, both locally and around the world.

Serving the Durham Region and Northumberland County communities for over 50 years, with campuses in Oshawa and Whitby, the college offers over 12,500 full-time post-secondary and apprenticeship students access to more than 145 full-time post-secondary programs – including four honours bachelor degrees and nine apprenticeship programs. Led by over 1,860 full- and part-time staff, DC has an estimated annual economic impact of more than $913 million on Durham Region. 

Position Information:

Classroom/lab/shop observation is one component of the full-time and contract faculty performance review system at Durham College.  It is designed to improve student outcomes by providing formative feedback on faculty performance.  Class observers review the content and delivery of a course lesson and, using a college-approved template, provide feedback that both acknowledges strengths and suggests areas for further professional development.


  • Schedule mutually agreeable observation dates and times with faculty;
  • Review class/lab/shop lesson plan and/or faculty-provided materials in advance of the classroom observation, as appropriate;
  • Utilize principles of adult teaching and learning to conduct classroom observations (either virtually or in-person) as assigned by the Executive Dean, Dean or Associate Dean;
  • Record objective observations of demonstrated faculty teaching skills and abilities using the prescribed Classroom Observation Form;
  • Submit the Classroom Observation Form to the appropriate Executive Dean, Dean or Associate Dean according to agreed-upon deadlines;
  • Be available to the Executive Dean, Dean or Associate Dean for clarification of feedback, as needed;
  • Utilize technology (video-conferencing, learning management system, educational technology tools etc.) as appropriate to facilitate observation of lesson;
  • Maintain confidentiality and privacy through adherence to the College’s record retention and destruction protocols;
  • Participate in training or other activities with the Centre for Teaching and Learning, as directed.


  1. Possess a master’s degree in the field of education and/or equivalent industry-related certifications;
  2. Minimum of five years of recent experience teaching in a post-secondary environment;
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of teaching and learning methodologies and andragogies appropriate for adult learning, including Universal Design for Learning and AODA standards;
  4. Familiar with the college’s learning management system, as well as other educational technologies;
  5. Experience using video conferencing platforms, such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams;
  6. Awareness of Durham College academic policies and procedures;
  7. Able to respect confidentiality and privacy;
  8. Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  9. Effective time management, organizational and interpersonal skills; and
  10. Able to work independently, and with a flexible schedule. 

Required Skills

Hourly Rate: $40.00

Required Experience

These are part-time, casual positions.  Working hours are variable, and may be scheduled between 8 am and 9 pm, Monday – Friday, and between 8 am and 5 pm, Saturday - Sunday.

Please apply below by submitting your cover letter and resume to the online portal. This posting will remain open until filled. Competition number ADP22-13.

This position is located at 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa. View the Google Map in full screen.