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Assistant/Associate Professor, Chair in Student Success and Wellness, Faculty of Education

Queen's University

Chair in Student Success and Wellness

The Faculty of Education at Queen’s University invites applications for its inaugural Chair in Student Success and Wellness. This position is a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2022. As Chair, the role includes a reduced teaching load for a five-year term with the possibility of renewal. Queen’s is seeking an outstanding researcher who has demonstrated significant contributions to scholarship focusing on historically excluded student populations (more details below). In addition to a strong research agenda, the Chair in Student Success and Wellness will be expected to build capacity and support for other faculty members to pursue externally funded research opportunities in areas relating to student success and wellness (SSW). The Chair will have emerging and/or established networks nationally and internationally to advance the field of SSW for historically excluded populations. The incumbent will mentor new scholars in these areas through teaching and supervision, and champion SSW in alignment with the mission of the Faculty of Education and broader university.


Research

A leader in their field, the successful candidate will have an established research agenda focused on critical and anti-oppressive perspectives related to meeting the needs of and reducing barriers for historically marginalized and underserved students, for example,

o Indigenous, Black, and racialized students;

o 2SLGBTQ+ students;

o Students with exceptionalities;

o Immigrant and refugee students;

o Students of low-socioeconomic status.

Scholarship: The successful candidate will have an outstanding publication record for their career stage, with significant sustained contributions in field relevant academic journals and other publications.

Funding: The successful candidate will have an established track record securing external funding to support collaborative research.
Leadership: The successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity to provide leadership for research initiatives in collaboration with faculty members and students.

Networks: The successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity to develop or to continue to strengthen relationships within the Faculty, more broadly within the university, with national and international scholarly networks, as well as with schools and community groups in support of research collaborations.


Teaching and Graduate Supervision

Teaching and learning are an important focus of our Faculty.

Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching: The successful candidate will have a record of successful teaching in teacher education and graduate programs with an anti-oppressive, critical lens.

Graduate Supervision: The successful candidate will have a record of successful graduate supervision, that indicates an ability to foster and support mentorship of students in the graduate programs.

Capacity-Building: The successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity to play a leadership role in the development of curriculum, workshops, and mentorship to address student success and wellness for historically marginalized students.

In addition to being an accomplished academic, the Chair will build connections in the Kingston and regional community. Not only will the chair holder have the capacity to cultivate a wide network within the university, local colleges, the school boards, hospitals, social service agencies, and other community partners, they will be willing and able to call upon these connections to build ad hoc partnerships to respond to community-identified barriers and the needs of marginalized students as they are uncovered and to implement exciting new initiatives that support access and equity, and enhance inclusive education.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output, independent and collaborative research, peer assessed publications and secured external research funding. They should also provide evidence of outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centered environment. The successful candidate will be expected to make contributions through service to the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Additional information about Queen’s University can be found on the Faculty Recruitment and Support website. The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities. Visit Inclusive Queen’s for information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.


A complete application consists of:

1. A cover letter addressing how your career achievements align with the Chair criteria noted above (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified above), Maximum 2 pages;

2. A strategy statement outlining your approach to the Chair position with focus on leadership to support faculty members securing projects and funding for SSW and capacity-building efforts that could benefit students, faculty, and the wider community, Maximum 2 pages;

3. A current Curriculum Vitae;

4. A statement of research interests, Maximum 5 pages;

5. A statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available) Maximum 5 pages, not including syllabi and evaluations; and,

6. Three research publications reflecting topics, theoretical approaches, and methods relevant to the Chair position; and,

7. Contact information for three references (name, rank, organization, phone number, and email address). Letters of references will only be requested from shortlisted candidates.


The deadline for applications is November 17, 2021. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed only if the position remains unfilled.

Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to edudeans@queensu.ca.

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 during the interview process, please contact edudeans@queensu.ca.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.