Lecturer and Coordinator in Digital Pedagogy & Literacies ( Term 2-Years)
University of Regina
The Faculty of Education at the University of Regina invites applications for a Lecturer and Coordinator in Digital Pedagogy & Literacies (DP&L) for a two-year term appointment (with the possibility of extension) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021.
The Faculty of Education seeks an individual who can contribute to the Digital Pedagogy & Literacies area with a focus on the principles and practices of social and ecological justice. The Faculty has a strong orientation towards social and environmental justice issues in education and is committed to enacting the themes, vision, values and mission of the University’s Strategic Plan. Consistent with this orientation, the Digital Pedagogy & Literacies area supports students to critically engage with digital pedagogies and literacy practices in K-12 schools as well as in non-formal and informal education settings.
This is a Coordinator position that also has some teaching responsibilities of 3 to 4 courses per year.
• The Lecturer and Coordinator in DP&L, in consultation with the EDTC Chair, will support program delivery and expand digital learning opportunities in both Undergraduate and Graduate programming, as well as contribute to the re-design of teacher education coursework that supports online and blended learning practices and pedagogies;
• The Lecturer and Coordinator in DP&L will support subject and program areas within the Faculty of Education in translating their program goals into effective practice, building teaching expertise and capacity, conducting research and designing pedagogical resources, initiatives and approaches;
• Advising instructors on strategies for developing and delivering curriculum;
• Researching and recommending digital tools and best practices related to teaching and learning.
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership and development for Faculty and staff with digital pedagogy and literacies. Courses to be taught will be determined according to the needs of the Faculty. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the EDTC area; engage with EDTC area colleagues as well as educational partners in ongoing program renewal; assume active involvement in the Secondary and Elementary Program groups; supervise students during school practicum experiences; assume active involvement in the collegial governance of the Faculty; and support the review and development of secondary and elementary program offerings.
The successful candidate must possess a relevant Master’s degree; however, a Ph.D. is preferred. The ideal candidate should have significant university teaching experience related to digital pedagogy and literacies in the secondary and elementary contexts. The candidate should have (or be eligible for) a valid Professional A (Saskatchewan) teaching certificate and have a strong dossier of teaching experience which includes work in the secondary and elementary contexts. Candidates should be ready to demonstrate a commitment to social and ecological justice, truth and reconciliation, and/or decolonizing work in education as part of their overall pedagogy.
• Demonstrated experience in analyzing needs, evaluating and recommending appropriate technology for teaching and learning goals
• Demonstrated experience in developing resources on educational related matters for instructors and subject matter experts and providing advice on strategies for developing and delivering curriculum
Depending on qualifications and experience, normally in the Lecturer range ($81,102 - $101,070) as per URFA Collective Agreement.
Applications must be submitted online at https://urcareers.uregina.ca/ by October 31, 2020 and shall include:
• Cover letter that outlines qualifications, research and teaching interests
• Current curriculum vitae
• Names and contact information of three references
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• Unofficial transcripts
Please note that short-listed applicants will be required to have three letters of reference and original transcripts sent directly to the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK, S4S 0A2. For academic inquiries, please contact Dr. Patrick Lewis, Associate Dean, Faculty Development & Human Resources, Faculty of Education (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.