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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Education — Educational Technology & Digital Literacy

University of Manitoba

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Education — Educational Technology & Digital Literacy (Position # 26973)

The Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Education with a focus on Educational Technology and Digital Literacy.

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.

The Department of Curriculum, Teaching & 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 & 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.

At the time of the appointment, applicants must have, or be near the completion of, an earned doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Education with a focus on K-12 Educational Technology. The preferred candidates will have demonstrated research agendas and scholarly works. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in Educational Technology theory and practise, as well as experience with Digital Literacies. Ideally, the successful candidate will have relevant teaching experience at the K–12 school and post-secondary levels. New media experience and the ability to contribute to another teachable area within the Curriculum, Teaching & Learning would be considered assets.

Initial responsibilities will include a combination of: (1) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Education; (2) carrying out an active, funded research program; (3) working collaboratively as a member of Faculty programs and initiatives; (4) advising graduate students; (5) participating in the Faculty’s service activities; (6) engaging and collaborating with communities and educational partners (e.g., school divisions, educational technology organizations, Manitoba Education and Training).

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The start date for this position is July 1, 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact U of M’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator, Valerie Williams at Valerie.williams@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-8371. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter referencing position #26973, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three referees to Dr. Thomas Falkenberg, Associate Dean (Graduate programs and Research), c/o the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Education, Room 225, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2; Telephone (204) 474-9170 or via email: tamara.gillam@umanitoba.ca Applications will be accepted until March 3, 2019. Short-listed candidates will be required to provide three letters of recommendation.

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 Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.