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Associate Dean, Research and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

University of Saskatchewan

The College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for the position of Associate Dean, Research and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

At the heart of Saskatoon, on Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis, is the University of Saskatchewan. With annual research revenue of almost $200-million, the University of Saskatchewan is one of the top research-intensive, medical doctoral universities in Canada, and is home to research and teaching of global recognition. Learning and discovery are enhanced by outstanding facilities, including the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, VIDO-InterVac, the Global Institute for Food Security, the Global Institute for Water Security and the Sylvia Fedoruk Centre for Nuclear Innovation. USask is home to more than 25,000 students from around the world including more than 2,900 self-declared Indigenous students who work alongside 7,000 distinguished faculty and staff. The University has a Strategic Plan: ‘The University the World Needs’ that is based on three strong commitments and 12 goals. It is a forward-thinking, strategic document that guides the institution’s aspirations for 2018-2025. Visit www.usask.ca.

Through its strategic plan, the College of Education reinforces its commitment to building bridges between academic learning and the realities experienced by teachers and the children and youth in classrooms and communities. Throughout its four departments, students are taught and mentored by a dedicated team of teacher-scholars. With over 2000 undergraduate students in degree and certificate programs, and almost 600 graduate students engaged in research-based post-graduate study at the masters and doctoral levels in theoretical and applied research, the College is teeming with activity.

The diverse student body consisting of domestic, Indigenous and international students benefit from the College’s focus on research that is grounded and connected to teaching and learning; responsive programming that is developed and targeted to meet the needs of students and partners; and meaningful reconciliation based on reciprocal understandings and relationships founded on mutual respect to lead the way to a stronger, healthier future. Graduates of the College’s programs leave with excellent education and diverse, marketable career skills for the teaching profession, the field of education more broadly, and a wide variety of leadership and service positions across community-based and human service organizations. With an outward-focused approach, an energized commitment to change, and a deepened sense of responsibility to others, the work of the College reinforces a concerted commitment to supporting the work of education and a collaborative and continuous belief in the profession. For more information about the College of Education, visit www.education.usask.ca.

The Associate Dean Research and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning will continue to develop and implement programming for the new School of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and, through collaborative leadership, contribute to building upon the vision, quality and integrity of the College’s research portfolio. Major responsibilities include: advocating and promoting best practices in programming and research in the SoTL stream, promoting positive relations internally and externally, attracting financial resources, and identifying and pursuing opportunities to support and enhance the long-term growth of the College and its research centres – specifically that of the School for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. The new associate dean will have a relevant advanced degree, at the doctoral level in Education, outstanding leadership experience in an academic environment, and a strong record of scholarly activity in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Demonstrated experience in developing a vision and leading people to achieve exemplary performance and outcomes is essential. Preference will be given to candidates who have experienced success and demonstrated leadership in a College of Education.

The consideration of candidates will begin mid-June and continue until the position is filled, with the new associate dean to take office at a mutually agreed date. To ensure consideration, written nominations, applications, or expressions of interest should be directed in confidence, to Jennifer Kovar at jennifer.kovar@usask.ca.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. The university must, however, comply with federal immigration requirements. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.