Education

Two tenure-track positions in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education

The Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University invites applications for two full time tenure-track positions in the area of Curriculum Studies (an Associate Professor-preferred, or Assistant in Educational Theory and Pedagogy and an Assistant Professor in Teacher Education with a focus on Anti-Racism). These appointments will commence July 1, 2022.

Located on the unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Coast Salish peoples, Simon Fraser University offers classes on three urban campuses across greater Vancouver, and also works with and in communities and school districts throughout British Columbia. The Faculty of Education has an outstanding record of research grant acquisition, renowned scholarly, creative production, public pedagogy, and the design and delivery of innovative community-partnered programs in teacher professional development. We seek candidates who are able to contribute in these areas and who have interests in education across disciplinary boundaries, in keeping with the non-departmental organization of the Faculty.

Applicants will be expected to contribute to program development and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, work with pre-service and in-service teachers, and supervise graduate students (we especially value prior experience and expertise mentoring BIPOC and other minoritized students into your discipline and the academic profession). Evidence of expertise in teaching and scholarly activity in the areas of social justice and equity, emphasizing intersectionality of multiple positionalities (including but not limited to race, class, gender, sexuality, ability) is required. Experience developing local community engagement partnerships and programs with schools or education-related organizations, or experience with community engagement approaches to scholarship and teaching is welcomed. Applicants must have a record of research commensurate with the rank and a demonstrated successful experience in teaching.

Excellence in a broad range of theoretical and methodological traditions is desired, with a demonstrated interest in curriculum and processes of social transformation and education. Candidates will have research interests in curriculum theory including but not limited to critical, postcolonial, poststructural, culturally responsive, ecojustice, intersectional, feminist, interpretive and interdisciplinary approaches.

Assistant Professor in Curriculum Studies: Teacher Education with a focus on Anti-Racism

Candidates should be very close to completing or have completed a doctorate in education and have an active or emerging research agenda and publications in the area of Teacher Education. We seek applicants whose research engages directly with teacher education (broadly conceived) and focuses on any of the following (or related) research areas: i) race and teacher education; ii) anti-racist and anti-oppression pedagogies; iii) culturally sustaining pedagogies; iv) decolonial studies/pedagogies of teacher education; v) equity-oriented teacher education practices, pedagogies and program designs. The successful candidate will be familiar with the historical, current and emerging trends in the field of curriculum studies, show evidence of successful teaching in the K-12 system and/or at the post-secondary level, and will demonstrate a commitment to teamwork and service within the faculty and university, and to developing relationships with the broader community

Associate (preferred) or Assistant Professor in Curriculum Studies: Educational Theory and Pedagogy

Candidates will have an established research program in the area of Curriculum Studies broadly situated, and specialized knowledge in one or more relevant research areas and approaches, including curriculum theory, history and philosophy of curriculum, the sociology of knowledge and curriculum policy. We seek scholars whose research engages directly with equity-oriented curriculum theories, practices, pedagogies, and program design. This position requires demonstrated leadership experience as for the first 3 years it will include responsibility for the coordination of Undergraduate and Graduate programs in Educational Theory and Practice in our non-departmentalized Faculty. We seek a colleague with an excellent record of teaching and program leadership, a national or international research profile, a record of successful graduate supervision and the capacity to support graduate program growth. Capacity to develop and lead funded research projects in curriculum, to initiate new programs and projects that advance scholarship and education in curriculum, and to contribute to public and professional debates about curriculum are highly desirable as are commitments to teamwork and service within the Faculty and University, and to developing relationships with the broader community.

The Faculty of Education is guided by the core values of equity, Indigeneity and culture of inquiry and our mission is a commitment to scholarly excellence, leading-edge pedagogy, innovative curriculum, engagement with teachers, differentiated staffing and a participatory democratic structure. We are committed to ethical practice, equity, social justice and diversity; please see our Five-Year Plan for details about our commitments.

How to apply:

Full application packages should include the following as separate PDF files to educ_appointments@sfu.ca:

  1. A letter of application that includes the description of the applicant’s scholarly interests and potential contributions to the Faculty in relation to the job ad;
  2. A statement of the candidate's research achievements to date and plans;
  3. A statement of the candidate's teaching philosophy along with teaching evaluations, if available;
  4. Current curriculum vitae;
  5. A one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions or potential contributions to equity, decolonization, and/or anti-racism in institutional or community contexts; and,
  6. Names and contact information of three referees.

Application review will begin on: December 24, 2021

Start date: July 1, 2022

A long-list of candidates will be invited to 30-minute Zoom interviews. Short-listed candidates will then be contacted for more fulsome interviews. Please do not ask referees to send letters of reference; they will be contacted directly as needed.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see Collection Notice.

SFU acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səlilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose traditional, unceded territories our three campuses stand.

Two tenure-track positions in Science Education    

The Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University invites applications for two full time tenure-track positions at the rank of either two assistant or one assistant and one associate professor in the area of Science Education. The appointments will commence July 1, 2022.

Located on the unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Coast Salish peoples, Simon Fraser University offers classes on three urban campuses across greater Vancouver, and also works with and in communities and school districts throughout British Columbia. The Faculty of Education has an outstanding record of research grant acquisition, renowned scholarly, creative production, public pedagogy, and the design and delivery of innovative community-partnered programs in teacher professional development. We seek candidates who are able to contribute in these areas and who have interests in education across disciplinary boundaries, in keeping with the non-departmental organization of the Faculty.

Applicants must have a record of research commensurate with the rank and a demonstrated successful experience in teaching. Candidates should demonstrate an interest in and potential to conduct high-quality research in Science Education and be very close to completing or have completed a Ph.D. The successful candidates will have a strong background in any one of a number of domains associated with the Sciences. For example, we welcome expertise in biology, chemistry, and physics, but also areas such as earth sciences, environmental studies or kinesiology; in Indigenous Science approaches, such as two-eyed seeing and land-based inquiry; in interdisciplinary areas such as STEAM; and, in critical perspectives in science education related to equity-driven and decolonisation methods, or historical, philosophical and cross-cultural concerns related to the nature of scientific facts, claims and methods. We welcome applicants from any disciplinary perspective and methodological tradition, whose scholarship focuses on science teaching and learning at any level of K-12 schooling, as well as tertiary education, or any stage of the teacher education continuum, from teacher preparation, to professional development, to supporting the development of teacher educators. Candidates are expected to have experience working with several of the following groups: prospective or practicing teachers, students in K-12, undergraduate science students, multilingual or immigrant students, children, youth and adults of diverse minoritized backgrounds.

Applicants will have established or shown strong promise to develop an original, externally funded program of research related to Science Education, conducted either solo or in collaboration with scholarly and professional partners, or community partners. Applicants will be expected to contribute to program development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, working with pre-service and in-service teachers, and to supervise graduate students (we especially value prior experience and expertise mentoring BIPOC and other minoritized students into your discipline and the academic profession).

The Faculty of Education is guided by the core values of equity, Indigeneity and culture of inquiry and our mission is a commitment to scholarly excellence, leading-edge pedagogy, innovative curriculum, engagement with teachers, differentiated staffing and a participatory democratic structure. We are committed to ethical practice, equity, social justice and diversity; please see our Five-Year Plan for details about our commitments.

How to apply:

Full application packages should include an email with the following as separate PDF files to educ_appointments@sfu.ca:

  1. A letter of application that includes the description of the applicant’s scholarly interests and potential contributions to the Faculty in relation to the job ad;
  2. A statement of the candidate's research achievements to date and plans;
  3. A statement of the candidate's teaching philosophy along with teaching evaluations, if available;
  4. Current curriculum vitae;
  5. A one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions or potential contributions to equity, decolonization, and/or anti-racism in institutional or community contexts; and,
  6. Names and contact information of three referees.

Application review will begin on: January 5, 2022

Start date: July 1, 2022

A long-list of candidates will be invited to 30-minute Zoom interviews. Short-listed candidates will then be contacted for more fulsome interviews. Please do not ask referees to send letters of reference; they will be contacted directly as needed.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see Collection Notice.

SFU acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səlilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose traditional, unceded territories our three campuses stand.

Assistant Professor in Media Arts Education

The Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Media Arts Education. The appointment will commence July 1, 2022.

Located on the unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Coast Salish peoples, Simon Fraser University offers classes on three urban campuses across greater Vancouver, and also works with and in communities and school districts throughout British Columbia. The Faculty of Education has an outstanding record of research grant acquisition, renowned scholarly, creative production, public pedagogy, and the design and delivery of innovative community-partnered programs in teacher professional development. We seek candidates who are able to contribute in these areas and who have interests in education across disciplinary boundaries, in keeping with the non-departmental organization of the Faculty.

We seek a colleague who can contribute to our thriving programs in Arts Education and Educational Technology and Learning Design and their hybrid intersections. We welcome a dynamic, creative artist-scholar with a PhD in education, or other field related to media arts, who has an established record of academic scholarship commensurate with the rank, as well as an artistic portfolio that may include, but is not limited to, film, sound, animation, graphics, performance, and/or interactive arts.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in any one of a number of domains associated with media arts education, exploring creativity, inquiry, and expressions of artistic modes of media. For example, we welcome expertise in disciplines related to media arts; but also interdisciplinary areas such as STEAM, disablism and media arts, or trauma and the arts/media technologies; or Indigenous storywork, intergenerational trauma and media arts; and/or, in critical perspectives in media arts practices and education related to equity-driven and decolonisation methods, social justice, ecological advocacy or historical, philosophical, ecological, and cross-cultural concerns related to the nature of artistic knowledge, practices, products, tools, and methods. We welcome applicants from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and methodological traditions, whose expertise focuses on media arts, including teaching and learning in informal and formal settings, such as K12 schools, undergraduate and graduate studies, and teacher education. We especially value experience working with children, youth, and/or adults of diverse backgrounds and especially, Indigenous, intercultural, newcomer, marginalized, and/or racialized communities.

Applicants will have established or show strong promise to develop an original program of scholarship related to Media Arts Education, conducted either solo or in collaboration with scholarly, community, and/or professional/industry partners. Applicants will be expected to contribute to program development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, working with pre-service and in-service teachers, and to supervise graduate students.

The Faculty of Education is guided by the core values of equity, Indigeneity and culture of inquiry and our mission is a commitment to scholarly excellence, leading-edge pedagogy, innovative curriculum, engagement with teachers, differentiated staffing and a participatory democratic structure. We are committed to ethical practice, equity, social justice and diversity; please see our Five-Year Plan for details about our commitments.

How to apply:

Full application packages should include an email with the following as separate PDF files to educ_appointments@sfu.ca:

  1. A letter of application that includes the description of the applicant’s scholarly interests and potential contributions to the Faculty in relation to the job ad; 
  2. A statement of the applicant’s research achievements to date and plans; 
  3. A one-page statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy along with teaching evaluations, if available; 
  4. Current curriculum vitae, along with a representative sample of artistic/media works, as relevant; 
  5. A one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions or potential contributions to equity, decolonization, and/or anti-racism in institutional or community contexts; and, 
  6. Names and contact information of three referees. 

Application review will begin on: December 22, 2021

Start date: July 1, 2022

A long-list of candidates will be invited to 30-minute Zoom interviews. Short-listed candidates will then be contacted for more fulsome interviews. Please do not ask referees to send letters of reference; they will be contacted directly as needed.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see Collection Notice.

SFU acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), sə ̱ lilk w̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓ícə̓ y̓(Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓ əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose traditional, unceded territories our three campuses stand.