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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Service Learning

University of Winnipeg

The Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Service Learning at the rank of Assistant Professor. *Preference will be given to qualified racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and 2SLGBTQ+ persons.*

The University of Winnipeg, located in the heart of Treaty One Territory and the traditional homelands of the Métis Nation, is an urban, primarily undergraduate institution. The Faculty of Education offers a five-year integrated Bachelor of Education (BEd) program, a two-year after-degree BEd stream, a BA in Developmental Studies, a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education for in-service teachers, a graduate program in Marriage and Family Therapy, and Access Education Programs. Through our Access Education Programs we are able to provide academic opportunities for Indigenous and racialized persons, people with inner city experience, as well as single parents, mature students, and immigrants. In addition to the preparation of pre-service teachers leading to provincial certification, the education programs at the University of Winnipeg provide additional foci on urban inner-city education, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

This position is in the area of service learning/experiential education. The Faculty of Education’s Service Learning Program partners with local community education initiatives to provide students with experiences that are based on the principle of reciprocal benefit. 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 teacher’s certificate, experience teaching in regular and alternative classroom settings, and a familiarity with Manitoba curricula are preferred. The successful candidate will have familiarity with inner-city issues, be willing to engage with and develop community partnerships; have experience networking with local community agencies and connecting with educators in public schools, and build connections between the university and underserved communities. A strong foundation in service learning, mentoring, and servant leadership would be an asset. In addition, a background in curriculum, instruction, and assessment across all subject areas including social studies/history would be assets.

We welcome candidates who have a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching at the postsecondary level and are able to teach courses related to service and/or experiential learning. Additional teaching responsibilities in the Faculty of Education or Access undergraduate and/or Post-Baccalaureate programs will be assigned. Possible teaching could include courses focused on decolonization, community empowerment, just and effective schools, place based learning, and reciprocity within service learning/experiential education. The successful candidate should have strong potential for an active research program leading 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 a commitment to working from a social justice framework

Subject to budgetary approval, the appointment will take effect on July 1, 2021, 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.

Enquiries about the position may be addressed to Dr. Laurie-Ann Hellsten, Dean Faculty of Education, l.hellsten@uwinnipeg.ca.
Additional information on The University of Winnipeg website is available at http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/

The closing date for applications is May 20, 2021.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons to confidentially self-identify at time of application.

*Preference will be given to qualified racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. Please confidentially self-identify at the time of application. *

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact Sheena Laurin, HR Assistant at sh.laurin@uwinnipeg.ca or 204-988-7648.