University of Alberta

Assistant Professor - Mathematics Education/Computational Thinking

ED Elementary Education

Competition No.  -    A107531579
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Elementary Education at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. We seek candidates in the area of Mathematics Education with a research program emphasizing the integration of mathematics teaching and learning with computational thinking and/or educational technology.

Applicants must have a completed or near-completed doctorate with relevant teaching experience at the school and post-secondary level. Preference is given to applicants with elementary or middle-years school experience.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential for scholarly excellence and research innovation. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and must demonstrate the ability and expertise to supervise graduate students in Mathematics Education, Computational Thinking, and/or Educational Technology. Applicants should demonstrate strong commitment to service through involvement in community activities related to education, professional development, and/or post-secondary service.

The Department and Faculty offer a highly collegial and supportive work climate for new and established academics with outstanding support for research, and innovative approaches to and alternative modes of teaching including face-to-face, blended, and on-line courses. The University of Alberta ( is one of the largest and most research productive universities in Canada. With more than 39,000 students from 146 countries, the U of A regularly ranks in the top 4 universities in the country and in the top 100 universities in the world according to QS Worldwide university rankings.  The University offers highly competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.

Responsibilities will include: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; advising and supervising graduate students; engagement in a research program relevant to Mathematics Education and Computational Thinking and/or Educational Technology; and contribution to service within the Department, Faculty, University, and professional community.

Interested individuals should submit an electronic application that includes:

  1. a letter of application that highlights relevant teaching and research interests and expertise in response to the position
  2. a curriculum vitae
  3. one page statement of teaching philosophy
  4. one page statement of research which highlights past research contributions and an overview of planned research program for 3-5 years after initial appointment
  5. two published papers, if available
  6. the names and contact information for three referees

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2017 and will remain open until the position is filled. The targeted start date is July 1, 2017.

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.

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.