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Tenure Track Position at the Rank of Assistant Professor in Black Studies

University of Alberta

University of Alberta
EDU Educational Policy Studies
Tenure Track Position at the Rank of Assistant Professor in Black Studies

Competition No. - A107546938
Closing Date - Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta has committed to diversifying the institution’s professoriate through an inclusive excellence initiative that includes hiring up to eleven Black scholars across a range of disciplines and faculties.

This cohort hire is designed to make an immediate and substantive contribution to advancing Black academic excellence at the University of Alberta. A commitment to recruiting and retaining an increasingly diverse group of excellent scholars is essential to addressing the cumulative impacts of biases and inequalities that have stood in the way of inclusive excellence. This is part of the University of Alberta’s ongoing commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity.

The scholars hired through this Black academic excellence cohort hire will be welcomed into academic Departments and Faculties committed to inclusivity and academic excellence and welcomed into a growing community of Black faculty members across the university.

For this cohort hire, the University of Alberta seeks qualified individuals who self-identify as persons of Black African or Black Caribbean descent and lived experience.

The Faculty of Education invites applications for a tenure-track position in Black Studies in Education at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies.

We seek to hire a scholar with a program of research in Black experiences of education (understood to include formal, non-formal, informal, social movement sites of education) and its ideologies, policies, politics, and practices in Canada.
• The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in disciplines such as (or a combination thereof) education, sociology, history, anthropology, cultural studies, gender studies, ethnic studies and other related disciplines.
• We are looking for a candidate with demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinarity and with research and teaching interests pertaining to Black diaspora communities and community service in any of the following areas of education: Anti-Racist Education, Social Justice Education, International Studies in Education, Anti-Oppression Education, Critical Pedagogy, and/or Anti-Colonial, Decolonial, Postcolonial Education. Experience as a Black feminist scholar with a program of research that is attentive to the place-based, global, and historical challenges of decolonization in education and schooling will be considered an asset.

The candidate will make outstanding contributions to the diversification of their scholarly fields and /or institutions of higher education. They will be expected to teach a 2-2 course load and contribute to other aspects of teaching, service, and administration within the specialization of Social Justice and International Studies in Education and the Faculty of Education. They will be joining a professional Faculty that serves teacher candidates at the undergraduate level with a strong commitment to public education. The candidate will also be serving in a Faculty that draws graduate students from a wide variety of fields—K-12 education systems, government, higher education, non-profit sector, community organizations and social movements.

How to Apply
To have your application considered, please select the Apply Online icon below and submit the following:
• Cover letter that includes highlights of the candidate’s profile and the names of the three referees (include the names of three referees, letters of reference will only be requested for selected candidates. Referees should be prepared to send their letters by mid January)
• Curriculum vitae (CV)
• Research statement that outlines main areas of current and future research (submit under “Research Plan”). This research statement must include a list of publications and conference presentations.
• Writing samples from recent research publications or presentations (submit under “List of Publications”)
• Teaching dossier that includes a brief teaching philosophy, evidence of, or potential for, teaching effectiveness, and sample course outline(s) (submit as an attachment under "Statement of Teaching/Research Interests").

Letters of reference will be requested from applicants selected for interviews. Applicants will be expected to contact the three referees and arrange to have them submit their letters of reference via email attachment to (Dr. Larry Prochner, Chair, Department of Educational Policy Studies); specific questions about the position can also be addressed to Dr. Prochner. Please enter “A107546938" in the subject line.

All applicants to this job posting are required to self-identify using the following questionnaire:

Review of applications will begin in January, 2022. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number at the bottom of your cover letter. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this at the bottom of your cover letter.

COVID-19 Vaccination: Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in compliance with the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Directive is required. Fully Vaccinated means a status an individual achieves 14 days after having received the recommended number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, and requires the individual to maintain the recommended number and type of vaccine doses as updated and required by Health Canada thereafter.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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