Education - Assistant Professor

Wilfrid Laurier University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-04-15

The Faculty of Education invites applications for a one-year full-time Limited Term Appointment at the rank of assistant professor. This appointment will commence on July 1, 2013 and end on June 30, 2014.

A completed doctorate in Education or a closely related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, especially at the undergraduate level, a strong research record, and a commitment to engage in academic service. Candidates should have at least three years experience as an elementary and/or secondary school teacher. Applicants can learn more about the Faculty of Education at: http://www.wlu.ca/education.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach five half (0.50) courses. Courses to be taught may include undergraduate and graduate level courses. Successful candidates will be expected to teach in two of the following areas: equity and diversity in education, social studies/history/geography education, health and physical education, and learning and child development. The successful candidate must have an interest in and commitment to infuse Aboriginal content into all courses being taught.

The Laurier Teacher Education program is based on a Professional Development School model, providing faculty the opportunity for significant interactions within the schools. Full-time faculty members may engage in some practicum supervision and teaching in the schools. Potential candidates are invited to view the conceptual framework for the program on the Laurier website at http://www.wlu.ca/education.

Applications should include:

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • A teaching dossier;
  • Statement indicating teaching and scholarly interests, achievements and potential contributions to the Faculty;
  • Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three referees.

Applications should be sent electronically (subject line: Limited Term Appointment 13-14) to Dr. Donna Kotsopoulos, Chair of the Search Committee, Faculty of Education; email: education@wlu.ca; telephone: (519) 884-0710, ext. 3953.

Applications must be received no later than May 12, 2013.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be notified.

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified individuals of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to the Dean of the Faculty of Education, Dr. Colleen Willard-Holt: ( cwh@wlu.ca ). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

These appointments are made in accordance with the Full-Time Collective Agreement between Wilfrid Laurier University and the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association. The Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.


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