ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, 8 MONTH LIMITED TERM APPOINTMENT
Wilfrid Laurier University
The position is open to candidates who hold a Doctorate (completed or to be completed no later than January 1, 2020) in Education or a closely related field. Successful candidates will show evidence of effective teaching in a post-secondary context and demonstrated research interests in special education and/or education research methodologies and/or learning theories related to education. Eligibility for graduate faculty status is required.
Preference will be given to candidates who have at least three years’ experience as an elementary and/or secondary school teacher. Preference will also be given to candidates who have teaching qualifications, with preference given to candidates holding Ontario College of Teachers certification. Preference will be given to candidates who show evidence of engagement or leadership in national or international educational communities.
Candidates must provide evidence of both a productive research program and a history of teaching excellence. Successful candidates should be able to teach core and/or elective courses in the Bachelor of Education, Master of Education, Bachelor of Arts in International Education Studies, and/or in the Education Minor Programs. Courses to be taught will be a combination of introductory and more advanced levels including special education courses at the Bachelor of Education level and learning theories and/or research methodologies courses at the Master of Education level.
The duties and responsibilities of the position are to teach core courses in the Bachelor of Education (special education) and Master of Education (learning theories and/or research methodologies) programs. Teaching courses in other program areas within the Faculty of Education may be required.
The Faculty of Education is rooted in a Teacher Education program, which is based on a Professional Development School model. More information about Laurier’s Teacher Education Programming, related undergraduate programming, and the program’s conceptual framework can be found on the Laurier website at www.wlu.ca/education. Applicants can also learn more about current faculty and their research interests on the Faculty and Staff webpage.
Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (e.g. teaching philosophy and practice; course evaluations; sample course outlines), samples of published work (if available), and the names and contact information of three referees. The referees will not be contacted without explicit consent. Application materials should be packaged in one PDF file and sent electronically (subject line: Education 8 Month LTA Search) to Dr. Steve Sider, Chair of the Search Committee, Faculty of Education; Email: email@example.com; Telephone: (519) 884‐0710, ext. 2832. Applications will be accepted until December 3, 2019 or until the position is filled.
Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. Laurier welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and a person of any sexual identities and gender identities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships, however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:
• Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada
• No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada
Members of designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to: Dr. Maria Cantalini-Williams, Dean of the Faculty of Education. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: (519) 884‐0710, ext. 2212. Further information on Laurier’s equity policy can be found on Laurier’s Employment Equity webpage.
Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact Dr. Steve Sider, Chair of the Search Committee, Faculty of Education; Email: email@example.com; Telephone: (519) 884‐0710, ext. 2832.
The Faculty of Education wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All nominations and applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Search Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.