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Tenure Track Position, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership

University of Prince Edward Island

University of Prince Edward Island
Faculty of Education
Educational Leadership
Tenure Track Position – Assistant Professor
Competition Number: 50A21


The Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island welcomes applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, pending budgetary approval. We are seeking a new colleague with expertise, a research focus, and teaching experience in Educational Leadership and at least one other subject domain.

The incumbent for this position will teach in the Bachelor and Master of Education programs. Service, such as committee work, to the Faculty of Education and the University will be expected. A valid driver’s license is required.

The Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island is a small, vibrant team of educators committed to developing compassionate, collaborate, and innovative teachers with a goal of building just and equitable relationships in local and global communities. The Faculty offers 12-month Bachelor of Education programs in English and in French Education. Students have the option to specialize in Indigenous, International, Adult, and Early Years Education. Our BEd programs have a strong focus on issues pertaining to diversity, equity, and social justice in local and global communities. At the graduate level, the Faculty offers a certificate program focused on educational leadership in Nunavut which is a partnership with the Department of Education, Government of Nunavut. We also offer a Master of Education degree in Leadership and Learning in both course-based and thesis-based streams delivered in online and in-person formats. In addition, we offer a PhD in Educational Studies involving in-person classes during students’ year of residency.

Preferred candidates will hold a doctoral degree in education or be near completion. A Bachelor of Education degree and a successful record of school teaching in the K-12 context are essential. The ideal candidate will have expertise, university teaching experience and continued academic interest in Educational Leadership. Experience in a university context and/or educational leadership at the school or system level will be strong assets. Preferred applicants will have experience in online teaching and engaging students effectively in online environments. A sound understanding of contemporary critical issues in educational leadership is required. In addition, qualifications and experience in teaching English as an additional Language (EAL) and/or adult learners whose first language is not English would be an asset.

A complete application must include a cover letter (maximum of two pages) stating: (a) driver’s license status, (b) a brief description of current research and proposed research to be undertaken in the upcoming year, and (c) a brief statement outlining your teaching philosophy. Also include a curriculum vitae and contact information for three references who will be contacted by phone or email for a written letter of reference. Only complete files will be considered.

Applicants should submit their complete application as outlined above to: Dr. Tess Miller, Interim Dean c/o Karen-Anne O’Halloran, Administrative Assistant to the Dean at kohalloran@upei.ca.

Or mailed or faxed to:
Faculty of Education
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3
Telephone: (902) 566-0349
Fax: (902) 566-0416

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation, and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

UPEI will require all students, staff, and faculty to comply with the Covid 19 attestation and vaccination requirements as set out under the UPEI Covid 19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2022.