Two-Year Limited Term Lecturer, Curriculum Studies
University of Saskatchewan
Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full time 2-year limited term Lecturer with the Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education. The successful candidate will facilitate teacher candidates’ development of an informed philosophy and pedagogy of early learning by exploring the nature of early childhood education, examining current research in the field, and translating sound beliefs and knowledge into culturally, linguistically, and developmentally responsive practices in their work with children, families, and communities. The successful applicant will work with teacher candidates to develop a deep understanding of play as the work of young children, environment as a third teacher, relationships as central to holistic teaching and learning, and of assessment arising out of a pedagogy of listening and observation. The candidate will express an image of the child and an image of the family as strength-based and capable and the image of the teacher as an individual who promotes wonder and curiosity and responds contextually to children’s interests. The ideal candidate will be comfortable engaging in pedagogical practices that promote differentiation, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit perspectives and ways of knowing, and the use of parent knowledge and family contributions.
The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 25,000.
As a key member of an innovative and dynamic College, the successful candidate will teach undergraduate Early Years courses within the Bachelor of Education program and potentially the Early Childhood Certificate offered to post-degree students. The ideal candidate will possess an earned PhD in Early Childhood Education. A Masters’ degree in the appropriate specialization is the minimum requirement for this position. Applicants must have relevant Prek to Grade 3 teaching experience; teaching experience at the post-secondary level is considered an asset. The individual is required to have, or be eligible to receive, a valid Saskatchewan Professional “A” teaching certificate. In addition to teaching undergraduate courses in person and/or online (as per department/college requirements), the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability and expertise to work with educational and community partners in the fields of early learning and care. The requirements of this lecturer position do not include conducting research, providing service, or contributing to collegial processes in the College of Education.
Salary bands for this position for the 2021-2022 academic year are as follows:
Lecturer: $80,116 to $118,960
This position includes a comprehensive benefits package comprised of: a dental, health, and extended vision care plan; pension plan; life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, and death benefits; an employee assistance program; a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.
Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae to:
Dr. Jay Wilson, Department Head
Department of Curriculum Studies
28 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X1
Telephone: (306) 966-7601
Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.
Review of applications will begin May 14, 2021; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.
The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request.
The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.