The Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta Invites applications for 4 tenure track positions at the Assistant Professor level to begin July 1st, 2017 in the area of Aboriginal teacher education. Candidates must have a completed doctorate or have a graduation date set.
Educators with scholarship in Indigenous/Aboriginal teacher education and at least one of the following areas of teaching and research expertise:
Interested individuals are invited to apply and join a Faculty where they would have opportunities to engage in thoughtful and critical scholarship alongside undergraduate/ raduate students and internationally renowned scholars. The assistant professors hired through this initiative will support the Faculty of Education’s Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) (see http://www.atep.ualberta.ca/). ATEP offers community-based collaborative cohorts in partnership with post-secondary institutions across Alberta. ATEP works towards developing a greater understanding of Aboriginal people’s histories, cultures, perspectives, educational experiences and knowledge systems in an effort to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of Aboriginal children.
In addition to an earned or nearly completed doctorate, candidates must have relevant teaching experience at the K – 12 school and post- secondary level. Preference is given to applicants with teaching experience at the elementary and/or secondary school levels. Applicants must demonstrate potential for scholarly excellence in terms of productivity and creative innovation; and must demonstrate the ability and expertise to teach and supervise graduate students in the areas of Indigenous/Aboriginal education and their area of expertise. Applicants should demonstrate strong commitment to service through extracurricular involvement in community activities related to education, professional development and service, and/or post-secondary service involvement.
Responsibilities will include: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Aboriginal teacher education; engagement in a research program relevant to Aboriginal/Indigenous education; contribution to service within the Department, Faculty, University, and Indigenous and Northern communities; and advising and supervising graduate students.
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter outlining your areas of teaching and research expertise, a current CV, a one page statement of teaching philosophy and approaches to teaching, a two page statement of research, and the names and contact information for three referees.
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. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.
Review of applications begins February 1, 2017 and continues until the positions are filled, with a targeted start date of July 1, 2017.
Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.