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Head of the Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning (CTL)

University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba – Faculty of Education
Department Head
Curriculum, Teaching & Learning (CTL)
Position #26714

The Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba invites applications or nominations for the position of Head of the Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning (CTL). The appointment is for a five year (renewable) term and will begin on July 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Ideal applicants will hold or will have held a tenured/tenure-track position at an accredited university at the rank of Associate Professor/Professor. This position includes a faculty role as well as a Department Head stipend.

The Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Education currently has 22 full-time equivalent faculty members actively engaged in innovative research and service across diverse provincial, national and international contexts and partnerships. Department members teach and advise students in the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education (PBDE), Master of Education (M.Ed.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programmes. The Department’s areas of specialization include: Language & Literacy; Second Language Education and Studies in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, a robust area that includes Arts Education (Art, Drama and Music), Curriculum Studies, Educational Technology, Indigenous Education, Mathematics Education, Physical Education/Health, Science Education and Social Studies Education.

As Head of the Department, the successful candidate will be expected to:
• facilitate the dynamic growth and continuing collaborative evolution of the Department;
• lead the Department in a respectful, collaborative and equitable manner that facilitates the participation of all department members;
• advocate for their Department while serving as an active member of the Faculty’s Administrative Team; and
• support department members in their collective responsibility to provide effective programming and quality student experiences at all levels.

All applicants must hold an earned doctorate from an accredited university, preferably in one of the Department’s areas of specialization. The successful candidate must have a significant and ongoing record of research, teaching and service and provide evidence of their ability to contribute to the academic needs and priorities of the Department and the Faculty.

The successful candidate must also have a demonstrated capacity for collegial and effective leadership in a comparable educational context. They must be able to champion the teaching, research, and service activities of the Department and its members within the Faculty, the University and broader educational communities. Of particular importance to the Department is the Head’s ability to:
• facilitate dialogue and collaboration between the field and the Department;
• advocate for research-based decisions across all segments of the educational community;
• sustain and create initiatives to support the needs of the educational community in response to recent developments in the province; and
• support professional development and create opportunities for continued critical conversations in education.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

As the oldest university in western Canada, the University of Manitoba is the largest, most comprehensive post-secondary educational institution serving a diverse body of students in Manitoba. The University of Manitoba campuses are located on traditional territories of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. Winnipeg is a city of approximately 700,000 people that combines the amenities of urban life with access to the countryside and to northern lakes and forests (www.tourismwinnipeg.com). The city offers a vibrant arts community, diverse cultural events and world-class entertainment.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Interested individuals should submit: a) a letter of application referring to Position #26714, b) a curriculum vitae including the names and contact information of three referees, and c) a statement of no more than 2000 words outlining a vision of the role of the Department Head in the context of current issues and trends in K-12 and post-secondary education to:

Dr. David Mandzuk, Dean,
Faculty of Education,
225 Education Building,
University of Manitoba,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2.
Fax: 204-474-7551, or
by e-mail: Tamara.Gillam@umanitoba.ca.

Applications will be accepted until January 4, 2019 at 4 p.m. (CST).