Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Social Studies
University of Winnipeg
This tenure-track position will support the Faculty of Education in delivering Access Education Programs designed to provide academic opportunities for Indigenous and racialized persons, people with inner city experience, as well as single parents, mature students, and newcomers. This includes the Winnipeg Education Centre Program, (WEC), the Community based Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (CATEP), the Immigrant Teacher Education Program (ITEP), the Build from Within (BFW) Program, as well as the Indigenous Knowledge Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education (IKPBDE) Program. In addition to the preparation of preservice teachers leading to provincial certification, the education programs at the University of Winnipeg provide additional foci on urban inner-city education, coalition building, and decolonial liberation work.
The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate degree or be a doctoral degree candidate who has all but defended their thesis before the start date of the appointment. A valid teaching certificate is required and experiences teaching in regular and alternative K-12 classroom settings and a familiarity with Manitoba curriculum are preferred. The successful candidate will have a foundation in curriculum, instruction, and assessment across subject areas – in particular, a background in social studies, geography and/or history. Expertise in Indigenous, Black, Asian, or other non-European knowledge systems would be an asset. The position will give preference to qualified candidates who self-identify as racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons.
We welcome candidates with expertise in Social Studies Education who are able to teach Social Studies methods for students studying to become elementary, middle, or senior years teachers. Additional teaching responsibilities in sociology of education and social justice education may be assigned. Evidence of engagement in post-secondary teaching including previous experience teaching at the post-secondary level is preferred. The successful candidate should have an active research program, one recognized by academic and education communities with the potential to lead to external research funding. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to program, Faculty, University, and community service. The successful candidate will also demonstrate commitment to understanding and addressing systemic inequalities.
Subject to budgetary approval, the appointment will take effect on July 1, 2023, or as soon afterward as possible. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants are requested to submit a complete application that will include (all documents in PDF):
- a cover letter
- a curriculum vitae
- a research statement describing past research achievements and future research plans
- evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, which could include formal student evaluations of teaching, informal testimonials from students, and/or a teaching dossier.
- name and contact details of three references
Applicants must submit all of the above materials through The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system. Please click on the "Apply" link below to submit your application.
The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff and faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. In accordance with the University of Winnipeg Employment Equity and Diversity Policy and section 11 of The Human Rights Code, preference will be given to qualified candidates who self-identify as racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify at the time of application.
Enquiries about the position may be addressed to Dr. Laurie-Ann Hellsten, Dean of the Faculty of Education, email@example.com.
Additional information on The University of Winnipeg website is available at http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/
The closing date for applications is April 30, 2023
The University of Winnipeg has a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires all those coming to designated indoor campus spaces to provide proof they are fully vaccinated. The Policy was suspended effective May 2, 2022. However, prospective employees should know that the Policy may be reinstated in the future based on changing public health circumstances.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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