Education - Assistant Professor (First Nations Education or Governance)

University of New Brunswick

Location: New Brunswick
Date posted: 2014-07-05

Mi'kmaq Maliseet Institute Faculty of Education
University of New Brunswick

The Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick invites applications for a three year term position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of First Nations Education or Governance. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in First Nations Education, Governance or related field, with evidence of or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and a beginning record of scholarly publishing. Some direct experience in the field is essential, and experience working with First Nation communities would be an asset. The appointee will need to establish links with various local First Nation communities' agencies and other colleagues working in this area. The preferred candidate will be of First Nations heritage.

Responsibilities will include teaching at the undergraduate level, coordination of academic programming in the Mi'kmaq Maliseet Institute, some supervision of graduate student research in the Faculty of Education, and pursuit of a program funded research and scholarship. The appointment, effective January 1, 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter, will be at the Assistant Professor level.

The University of New Brunswick is one of the oldest public universities in Canada. It offers degrees in more than 60 disciplines encompassing a range of academic and professional programs. The Faculty of Education offers graduate and undergraduate programs in teacher education, as well as various graduate programs. The Mi'kmaq Maliseet Institute has been a part of the faculty and university for over 30 years and offers a First Nations Teacher Education Program, a Bridging year program for students entering a university degree for the first time, and will begin to offer a First Nations Governance and Law Certificate in the near future. MMI is also expanding their public outreach and offering public colloquia and Mi'kmaq and Maliseet language courses. MMI is also the home of the UNB University Elder in Residence.

Fredericton, New Brunswick is located by the Saint John River, has many kilometers of walking trails and very active arts community. Noted as one of the world's "smartest cities", Fredericton provides the opportunity for balanced, environmentally friendly lifestyle.

Applications should be submitted not later than July 31, 2014. Selection and interviews will be completed September 30, 2014. A letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, two examples of scholarly publications reflecting your current research interests, a teaching portfolio, and name of three referees (one may be from outside a university) should be sent.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Application packages should be directed to:

Dr. Ann Sherman
Professor and Dean
Faculty of Education, The University of New Brunswick
PO Box 4400, Fredericton, NB, Canada E3B 5A3
Phone 506-453-4862
Fax: 506-453-3569

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should indicate current citizenship status. The University of New Brunswick is committed to the principle of employment equity.


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