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Chair, School of Education

University of Northern British Columbia

Posting # FAED11-19 BW
Chair, School of Education
College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences
Tenure-Track Position

The University of Northern British Columbia, in conjunction with the School of Education, is actively seeking a candidate for a Chair of the School who demonstrates leadership, initiative, and commitment to the School, the University, and the communities it serves. This person will demonstrate the ability to motivate and inspire others in a way that is consistent with UNBC’s motto ‘En Cha Huná’, Dakelh (Carrier) phrase which means “respecting all forms of life.” The anticipated start is on or before January 1, 2020.
This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a vital and energetic program that serves our rural and northern communities. UNBC’s School of Education offers both undergraduate (BEd) and graduate (MEd Multidisciplinary Leadership and Special Education) degrees, as well as several diplomas (e.g., Education Diploma in First Nations Language and Culture). UNBC School of Education has a strong commitment to Indigenous, regional, rural and northern teacher education and sees these areas as priority for programming.

This Chair position is for a 4-year renewable term and the appointment will be accompanied by an academic appointment with rank to be negotiated. The ideal candidate for the Chair of the School of Education at UNBC will have demonstrated experience or potential for outstanding collegiality and leadership, a doctoral degree, a record of teaching excellence, scholarship, and experience working within the teaching profession (especially the K to 12 system; a valid teaching certificate will be considered an asset). We are seeking someone with particular interest and commitment to Indigenous, rural and northern education. For more information regarding UNBC’s School of Education, please see www.unbc.ca/education.

About the Community
UNBC is a primarily undergraduate, research intensive university located near the geographic center of beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Established in the community of Prince George in 1994, UNBC has quickly built a reputation as a top ranked Canadian University in both undergraduate and graduate education, along with an excellent research profile.
There is a strong support system for students, including the First Nations Centre and other academic services. Currently there are over 3,500 students enrolled in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree programs throughout northern British Columbia. Approximately 400 students are of Aboriginal descent.

UNBC values experiential learning, student engagement, and interdisciplinary study, with demonstrated excellence in community-inspired research and alumni who are leading change around the world. Its low student to faculty ratio provides both undergraduate and graduate students with substantial opportunities to work closely with faculty and gain valuable research experience.

For the past 10 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s university rankings, the only University of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among the top four per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

With a diverse student population, the University is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. Prince George is a city of ~74,000 people with impressive cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. For more information about living and working in Prince George, please refer to http://www.unbc.ca/experience, http://www.unbc.ca/provost/new_faculty.html and https://moveupprincegeorge.ca. Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.

To Apply
Applicants should forward their cover letter, curriculum vitae, a letter indicating potential contributions to the Department, one sample of scholarly work, one sample of a teaching syllabus, and the names of three references (including telephone, fax and email information) quoting competition #FAED11-19 BW to:

Office of the Provost,
University of Northern British Columbia,
3333 University Way,
Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9
Email submissions: FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca
Inquiries: Dr. Shannon Wagner, Interim Dean College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences
shannon.wagner@unbc.ca
(250) 960-6320

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Applications received on or before Monday, July 1, 2019 will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.