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Limited Term Contract, Community Economic and Social Development

Algoma University

Community Economic and Social Development (CESD), ALGOMA UNIVERSITY

Algoma University ( has a special mission “to be a teaching-oriented university that provides programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs, primarily at the undergraduate level, with a particular focus on the needs of Northern Ontario, and to cultivate cross-cultural learning between Aboriginal communities and other communities, in keeping with the history of Algoma University and its geographic site.” With its beautiful main campus in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, at the heart of the Great Lakes, and campuses in Brampton and Timmins, Algoma University offers students, faculty, administrators and staff the opportunity to live, learn, study and work together in a diverse environment.

Algoma University invites applications for an 11-month limited-term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, August 1, 201-June 30, 2020, in the Community Economic and Social Development (CESD) Program at Algoma University. CESD is an interdisciplinary program with a focus on smaller urban, rural, northern, and First Nations communities, supporting students to critically examine development problems and processes while advocating for positive change, economic and social equality. CESD offers core interdisciplinary programming as well as multi-disciplinary minors in environmental sustainability, social justice and globalization, as well as core programming in Community Economic Development and a community-university collaborative certificate in First Nation Social Policy and Community Development.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD in a relevant field, have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching, and possess research, applied and/or teaching expertise in areas related to community economic and social development. The successful candidate will have expertise in any or all of the following: Community Development, Sustainable Environmental Development, Critical Social Policy or Indigenous Policy studies; candidates will be considered who demonstrate a high level of competency in one or more of the following: social justice, globalization and social movements, gender and development, experiential, cross-cultural and/or work-integrated learning. The successful candidate will have applied experience in Northern and First Nation community contexts, with not-for-profit agencies and/or community groups drawing on participatory, anti-racist, feminist, and/or critical approaches to development. A publication record of relevant scholarly work is a strong asset. The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in Community Economic and Social Development as well as upper-year courses in their respective area(s) of specialization.

Candidates should submit electronically: a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., examples of student evaluations), and a statement outlining research interests and accomplishments to Dr. Donna M. Rogers, Academic Dean via Application materials should be submitted as a single combined PDF file. Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the same address. The PDF file and reference letters should have file names that identify the applicant. Complete applications received by April 12, 2019 will be assured of consideration, though the posting remains open until the position is filled. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Algoma University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our community and is an equal opportunity employer. The university invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by Algoma University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.The successful candidate will be required to provide a Police Records Check (Vulnerable Sector) as a condition of employment.