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Assistant Professor in Inclusive Education

Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education

Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Education seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Inclusive Education at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2020.

Applicants should have a doctorate in Inclusive Education, Special Education, Exceptionality, or a related field; evidence of scholarly work addressing the development of children with exceptional learning or needs (e.g., those who are advanced and/or having academic or behavioural difficulties); and a willingness to create and manage outreach activities and programs intended to support the professional growth of educators who foster all “students’ positive personal identity, mental and physical well-being, social and personal responsibility, and intellectual development” (BC Teachers’ Council, 2019).

SFU’s Faculty of Education embodies the core values of Equity, Indigeneity, and a Culture of Inquiry in its programs, policies, and practices. The successful candidate will demonstrate their commitment to these values in their own work, articulate and promote contemporary inclusive philosophies and practices in a Canadian context, and work with an interdisciplinary team of educators offering courses and degrees across graduate, undergraduate, pre-service and in-service teacher education programs. Additionally, successful candidates should have experience enacting inclusive practices in public school settings (K-12) and/or have post-secondary expertise supporting the professional growth of pre-service and in-service teachers.

Located in the Greater Vancouver area on the unceded traditional ancestral territories of the Coast Salish peoples, SFU’s Faculty of Education ( is committed to scholarly excellence, leading-edge pedagogy, innovative curriculum, engagement with teachers, and an inclusive culture that honours reconciliation and indigenous resurgence. We offer classes on three campuses in Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver, and work with learning communities, school districts, institutions of higher education and industry partners throughout British Columbia. The Faculty has an outstanding record in research grants and publications, and in the design and delivery of innovative on-campus, blended, and community-based programs in teacher education, professional development and graduate work. We seek candidates who are able to contribute in these areas and have interests in education across disciplinary boundaries in keeping with the non- departmental organization of the Faculty.

SFU is a university that serves students of diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic and international origins. Therefore, interest and/or experience in working in multicultural and international settings with students who have diverse backgrounds is a desired attribute of all applicants. Candidates who speak French or other languages in addition to English are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants are asked to email separate files (Word or PDF) to
(1) a signed application letter describing their teaching experiences, their scholarly/artistic interests and achievements, and their potential contributions to the Faculty, as well as names and contact information of three referees. (If unable to send an application letter with a scanned signature, a signed original should be mailed to: Dr. Natalia Gajdamaschko, Chair, Appointments Committee, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6.
(2) a current curriculum vitae, and
(3) one example of a scholarly paper.

Deadline for applications is January 15, 2020.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please do not ask referees to send letters of reference. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGTBQ-identified persons. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors. Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the