University of Alberta

Chair of the Department of Elementary Education

Department of Elementary Education

Competition No.  -    A107528003D1
Closing Date  -    Jan 07, 2018

The Faculty of Education invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Elementary Education.The Department is a vibrant and collegial unit that contributes to pre-service teacher education and to graduate programs in Education.  For more information about the Department, please consult the website at

Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Education, the Chair is responsible for the academic leadership of the Department. The successful candidate will provide dynamic and innovative leadership during an important period of renewal and strategic visioning in the Faculty. The role includes supporting of the work of many new professors, developing collaborative research initiatives, leading program development, and recruiting graduate students. Applicants will have strong academic qualifications and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to motivate and work productively with faculty, staff and students and effective interaction with the larger university and professional community. Demonstrated successful administrative and leadership experience will be preferred. 

Interested applicants will be full-time faculty members who have a tenured appointment in a relevant Faculty/Department at the University of Alberta. The appointment is normally for a five-year term, and will commence July 1, 2018. The application deadline is January 7, 2018. Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of leadership philosophy, example of recently published work, and the names of three referees.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.