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Assistant, Associate or Professor, Full-Time Limited-Term and Learning Director of CREVAWC

Western University

Assistant, Associate or Professor, Full-Time Limited-Term and Learning Director of CREVAWC

The Faculty of Education, Applied Psychology Academic Research Cluster at Western University invites application for an externally-funded full-time Limited-Term faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Professor and Learning Director of the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC). Established in 1992 as part of a response to the 1989 murder of 14 women at École Polytechnique in Montreal, CREVAWC is committed to the development and application of knowledge for the prevention of violence against women and children through promoting innovation, collaboration and equality. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The effective date of the appointment may be as early as January 1, 2023 for a 5-year term with a possibility for renewal.

The Learning Director of CREVAWC will be responsible for overseeing CREVAWC’s work to disseminate knowledge about gender-based violence. They will be responsible for leading three current grants: the Learning Network, the Knowledge Hub, and Neighbours, Friends and Families Responsibilities include: maintaining and enhancing relationships with provincial and national stakeholders, supervising project teams, managing project budgets and ensuring success in meeting each project’s deliverables. The Learning Director will also maintain an active research program, ideally focused on ways to more effectively disseminate knowledge on gender-based violence.

The successful candidate will be asked to actively participate on the Executive Committee for CREVAWC charged with the responsibility of overseeing the Centre and contributing to its provincial, national, and international reputation. They will also contribute to the intellectual and professional life of the Faculty, Western University, and the surrounding community through general service and preventive, developmental, and outreach orientations.

The successful candidate will have a completed PhD in a field relevant to gender-based violence and will have experience providing direct service in and/or being part of the leadership team of a community-based organization serving women and families and/or addressing gender-based violence. Preference will be given to candidates with a Bachelor of Education or professional qualifications in teacher education. Skills in knowledge translation and experience in integrating and presenting the findings of primary research for a variety of audiences through live events, written resources, and videos is required. A key concern for knowledge mobilization in gender-based violence is effectively researching and engaging with equity-seeking populations. The successful candidate will have experience developing and maintaining relationships with equity-seeking communities and will be able to clearly articulate plans for continuing to develop such relationships. The successful candidate may also have opportunities to teach at the Bachelor of Education or graduate education level, supervise graduate students and participate in community service within and beyond the Faculty of Education.

Western’s Faculty of Education has been at the leading edge of education in Canada since 1962 and offers educational opportunities at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels. Western’s Faculty of Education collaborates with more than 500 partners in 23 countries, and attracts top faculty members from around the world. The Faculty of Education has conducted numerous provincial, national, and international studies that were the first or largest of their kind, and is home to five dedicated research centres – the Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education, the Centre for

Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children, the Centre for School Mental Health, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Research in Curriculum as a Social Practice, and the Centre for the Science of Learning. Western’s Faculty of Education is also home to the Mary J. Wright Child and Youth Development Clinic. With more than 41,000 alumni residing in Canada and in 35 countries around the world, Western’s Faculty of Education graduates have gone on to have influential careers and become leaders on a global scale. More information on the Faculty of Education can be obtained at

With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada's most beautiful campuses. Through the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, Western has invested in wide change in order to advance truth and reconciliation efforts and achieve equitable outcomes for Indigenous Peoples.

Interested candidates should submit a complete application package electronically, as a single pdf file, in order as indicated below:

1. A completed application form which is available at:

2. A letter of application describing their qualifications for the position

3. A teaching portfolio which includes a teaching philosophy, a statement of teaching interests in teacher education and graduate education, and evidence of successful teaching experiences such as course evaluations (2 pages maximum)

4. A description of research accomplishments and plans for future research (2 pages)

5. A curriculum vitae

6. An exemplary sample of their scholarly writing

7. The names and addresses of three referees

The complete application package should be sent to:

Dr. Donna Kotsopoulos, Dean

Faculty of Education

Western University

1137 Western Road

London, ON N6G 1G7


The application deadline is December 5, 2022.

Effective September 6, 2022, all members of the Western Community are required to comply with Western’s Covid-19 Vaccination Policy.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from

women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Evangeline Castillo by email at