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Assistant Professor, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Teacher Education

Acadia University

Position 30201CLT– The School of Education invites applications for a 9.5-month contractually-limited-term position in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Teacher Education effective December 1, 2021 and concluding September 15, 2022.

Candidates must possess a minimum of Master of Education with preference given to applicants who have completed or partially completed a doctorate in Education. Graduate studies must be in one or more of the following priority area or closely related field: social justice, equity, and inclusive schooling; Indigenous education and culturally responsive pedagogy; gender and sexuality studies; and/or disability studies. Preference will be given to applicants with lived experience of marginalized identities as this is seen to be fundamental knowledge that is relevant to this position. Extensive teaching, research, or other relevant work experience from within, or in allyship with, equity-seeking communities is preferred.

Applicants are expected to provide evidence of an emerging or established research record in the area of specialization. Knowledge and understanding of and experience working in P-12 schools and educational systems is considered and asset. Experience teaching both on-campus and remote pre-service teachers would be an asset. The successful candidate will teach 5 courses and will be expected to undertake university committee work. The courses will be taught in the Bachelor of Education program (pre-service teachers) and the Masters of Education program (primarily in-service teachers).

The hiring committee recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an academic record. Additionally, in line with SSHRC considerations for merit review of Indigenous research, there is a recognition that reciprocity and co-creation in community-based research is a significant aspect of this work not always captured by conventional scholarship records. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their career experience and/or career interruptions.

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted electronically. Applicants should provide a letter of intent, current curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier outlining their teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching experiences, a statement of research agenda and research contributions, and the names of three referees who may be contacted.

Dr. Janet Dyment
Director, School of Education, Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R6
Email application to Dr. Dyment c/o:

Closing Date: September 10, 2021
NOTE: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
For additional information on the School of Education please visit:

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Acadia University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, and persons of any minority sexual orientation or gender identity. Consistent with the principles of employment equity, the primary criterion for appointment to a position is qualifications and professional excellence. Candidates who identify as a member of one of the afore-mentioned groups, and who wish to have the application considered as such, are invited to submit the online Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form as part of their application package.

The university will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact: Dr. Janet Dyment.