The Faculty of Extension at the University of Alberta is seeking applicants for a full time, tenure track Assistant Professor, with scholarly expertise in the areas of community engagement and public policy. The duties of the successful candidate will include but not necessarily be limited to the following:
Eligible candidates will have a PhD in the health, education or the social sciences, humanities (e.g. sociology, political science, public or social policy, human geography) or interdisciplinary studies relevant to scholarship on engagement and public policy. The successful candidate will have theoretical, methodological and pedagogical knowledge that contributes to and complements the Faculty’s academic programming, including the Master of Arts in Community Engagement (MACE) and continuing and professional education related to public administration and leadership.
Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best universities in Canada based on our strengths in teaching, research, and service. The Faculty of Extension is a research-driven academic faculty at the University of Alberta that conducts engagement scholarship through a variety of disciplinary lenses, including communication, social sciences, linguistics, community development, and non-traditional learning. The Faculty of Extension is recognized as an emerging world leader in the Scholarship of Engagement, an academic domain that ties its 100-year history at the University of Alberta with a bold, forward-looking vision for university-community engagement. In addition to two graduate programs, Master of Arts in Community Engagement (MACE), Masters of Arts in Communication and Technology (MACT), the Faculty is home to the English Language School and there are over 7,000 students taking more than 14,000 continuing and professional education classes offered annually through the Faculty of Extension’s programs.
With over 100 years of rich history, the Faculty of Extension continues its commitment to contributing to social and individual betterment through engaged scholarship. The Faculty values the diversity of knowledge that emerges from the perspectives and experiences of all members of society. We pursue opportunities to build community-university partnerships that integrate community-engaged learning (teaching), discovery (research), and citizenship (service). The depth and breadth of these collaborative experiences has fostered many sustained relationships and partnerships within and across local, regional, national and international levels. The distinguishable characteristic that defines the Faculty of Extension is our expertise in the study and practice of engagement, which transcends disciplinary and sectoral boundaries. Academics within the Faculty utilize a range of disciplinary approaches in teaching and research related to: community capacity building, knowledge mobilization, social justice and sustainable development.
The Faculty of Extension is located in Enterprise Square, part of the University of Alberta’s downtown campus situated on Jasper Avenue, in the heart of downtown Edmonton. Edmonton is the provincial capital city and is part of a vibrant metropolitan region with a population of over one million. For more information on the Faculty of Extension please visit our website at www.ualberta.ca/extension.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement as per the negotiated salary scales: http://www.hrs.ualberta.ca/en/PayandTaxInfo/~/media/hrs/PayandTaxInformation/SalaryScales/Academic/Faculty-2017-2018.pdf
To have your application considered, please select the Apply Online icon below and submit the following:
To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).
All applications can be addressed to the attention of Dr. Katy Campbell, Dean, Faculty of Extension. Review of applications will begin on March 20, 2017. Materials received after that date will be considered at the discretion of the university. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.