University of Alberta

Assistant Professor, Aboriginal Teacher Education

EDU Dean Of Education

Competition No.  -    A107531447
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

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:

  • Indigenous languages
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Indigenous research methodologies
  • Curriculum perspectives (e.g. mathematics, science education)
  • Northern and rural education and perspectives
  • Community-based education
  • Educational psychology (e.g. child development, assessment, inclusive education)
  • Educational leadership in relation to Aboriginal Education
  • Anti-racist theories and anti-oppressive education
  • Adult education in relation to Aboriginal education

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 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.

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.