Education

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Inclusive Education

Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Education seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Inclusive Education at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2020.

Applicants should have a doctorate in Inclusive Education, Special Education, Exceptionality, or a related field; evidence of scholarly work addressing the development of children with exceptional learning or needs (e.g., those who are advanced and/or having academic or behavioural difficulties); and a willingness to create and manage outreach activities and programs intended to support the professional growth of educators who foster all “students’ positive personal identity, mental and physical well-being, social and personal responsibility, and intellectual development” (BC Teachers’ Council, 2019).

SFU’s Faculty of Education embodies the core values of Equity, Indigeneity, and a Culture of Inquiry in its programs, policies, and practices. The successful candidate will demonstrate their commitment to these values in their own work, articulate and promote contemporary inclusive philosophies and practices in a Canadian context, and work with an interdisciplinary team of educators offering courses and degrees across graduate, undergraduate, pre-service and in-service teacher education programs. Additionally, successful candidates should have experience enacting inclusive practices in public school settings (K-12) and/or have post-secondary expertise supporting the professional growth of pre-service and in-service teachers.

Located in the Greater Vancouver area on the unceded traditional ancestral territories of the Coast Salish peoples, SFU’s Faculty of Education is committed to scholarly excellence, leading-edge pedagogy, innovative curriculum, engagement with teachers, and an inclusive culture that honours reconciliation and indigenous resurgence. We offer classes on three campuses in Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver, and work with learning communities, school districts, institutions of higher education and industry partners throughout British Columbia. The Faculty has an outstanding record in research grants and publications, and in the design and delivery of innovative on-campus, blended, and community-based programs in teacher education, professional development and graduate work. We seek candidates who are able to contribute in these areas and have interests in education across disciplinary boundaries in keeping with the nondepartmental organization of the Faculty.

SFU is a university that serves students of diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic and international origins. Therefore, interest and/or experience in working in multicultural and international settings with students who have diverse backgrounds is a desired attribute of all applicants. Candidates who speak French or other languages in addition to English are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants are asked to email separate files (Word or PDF) to educ_appointments@sfu.ca:

  1. a signed application letter describing their teaching experiences, their scholarly/artistic interests and achievements, and their potential contributions to the Faculty, as well as names and contact information of three referees. (If unable to send an application letter with a scanned signature, a signed original should be mailed to:
    Dr. Natalia Gajdamaschko
    Chair, Appointments Committee

    Faculty of Education
    Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Drive
    Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6. 
  2. a current curriculum vitae, and 
  3. one example of a scholarly paper.

Deadline for applications is January 15, 2020. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please do not ask referees to send letters of reference. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGTBQ-identified persons. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

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 the Collection Notice.

Tenure-Track Associate or Assistant Professor - Technology & Learning Design

The Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Educational Technology and Learning Design at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank beginning September 1, 2020.

The successful candidate will join an existing complement of educational technology and learning design scholars to contribute to teaching and graduate student supervision in our vibrant programs. These include a PhD program at our Burnaby campus and a Master’s program at our Surrey campus that serves professionals from K-12, postsecondary and industry environments. The successful candidate will also have opportunity to serve in the Faculty’s undergraduate and teacher education programs.

Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in Educational Technology, Learning Sciences with a technology and design focus, or a closely related field. To contribute effectively to teaching in our programs, candidates should have a broad mastery of current and historical scholarship in Educational Technology involving theory-informed design and use of technological innovations to support teaching and learning. We encourage applicants with experience in research and teaching in K-12, postsecondary and/or informal learning environments.

The successful applicant will have an active program of empirical research that enhances scholarly theory and informs practical designs for learning and technology. Applicants must have established (if applying for associate) or demonstrate strong promise to develop (if applying for assistant) original, externally-funded program of research, either solo or in collaboration with other faculty in Educational Technology and Learning Design. Successful applicants will have demonstrated knowledge of research methods commonly used in the field.

Located in the Greater Vancouver area, SFU’s Faculty of Education is committed to scholarly excellence, leading-edge pedagogy, innovative curriculum, engagement with teachers, and a participatory democratic culture. We offer programs on three campuses in Burnaby, Surrey, and downtown Vancouver and work with learning communities, school districts, institutions of higher education and industry partners throughout British Columbia. The Faculty has an outstanding record in research grants and publications, and in the design and delivery of innovative on-campus, blended, and community-based programs in teacher education, professional development and graduate work. The Faculty of Education embodies the core values of Equity, Indigeneity, and a Culture of Inquiry in its programs, policies, and practices. Candidates are asked to demonstrate their commitment to these values in their own work. For further details please see our 5-year plan.

SFU is a university that serves students of diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic and international origins. Therefore, interest and/or experience in working in multicultural and international settings with students of diverse backgrounds is a desired attribute of all applicants.

Applicants are asked to email separate files (Word or PDF) to educ_appointments@sfu.ca:

  1. A signed application letter that includes the description of the applicant’s scholarly interests, research plans and achievements to date, teaching experience, and potential contributions to the faculty, as well as names and contact information of three referees. If unable to send an application letter with a scanned signature, a signed original should be mailed to:
    Dr. Natalia Gajdamaschko
    Chair, Appointments Committee
    Faculty of Education
    Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Drive
    Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5A 1S6 
  2. A current curriculum vitae; and 
  3. Two examples of scholarly papers 

Deadline for Applications is January 2, 2020.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please do not ask referees to send letters of reference. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGTBQ-identified persons. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

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 the Collection Notice.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership

The Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Educational Leadership. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin September 1, 2020. Located on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, SFU has campuses in Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver. Simon Fraser University is Canada’s top comprehensive university, and strongly committed to community, research, and student engagement.

The Faculty of Education embodies the core values of Equity, Indigeneity, and a Culture of Inquiry in its programs, policies, and practices. Specifically, the Educational Leadership programs (Masters/Doctoral) take seriously our commitment to supporting diverse communities of research and practice throughout the province. Candidates are asked to demonstrate their commitment to these values in their own work.

The Candidate should possess the following:

  • A completed doctoral degree in Education or a related discipline; 
  • Demonstrated research trajectory in K-12 educational settings; 
  • Collegiality and ability to work closely with an established community of practice; 
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across multiple stakeholder groups across the K-12 sector (provincially, nationally, internationally); 
  • Commitment to, and experience with, underserved and under-represented groups; 
  • Commitment to a strong system of public schools. 

We welcome a diversity of research interests and methodological approaches. 

Preferred candidates may have:

  • A research agenda and related experiences that will support the ongoing mentorship and supervision of Educational Leadership graduate students (masters, doctoral); 
  • Experience in program planning, evaluation, and engagement with local school districts; 
  • A demonstrated commitment to community development and vision for continuing that work in the lower mainland and throughout the province of British Columbia; 
  • A demonstrated commitment to supporting K-12 level reconciliation efforts and an understanding of how that plays out within the BC and Canadian context. 

The successful candidate will join an existing complement of scholars to contribute to the teaching of core courses in our Educational Leadership cohort programs, and will support the supervision of Masters and Doctoral students. We invite candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences to advance the educational experience of our students. Candidates should be prepared to mentor and support graduate student development broadly, not just within their areas of research expertise. Candidates whose research program will enable the support of graduate student research are encouraged to apply. The final selection of candidates will be based on the best overall demonstration of potential for contribution to the program.

Current course offerings and program structure can be found here.

Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to multiple teaching areas of the program including:

  • Organizational Theory 
  • Leadership Theory 
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 
  • Indigenous Leadership 
  • Research Methods 
  • K-12 Policy Processes 

Supporting these institutional commitments along with the above stated core values, the Faculty of Education is leading in its commitment to scholarly excellence, leading-edge pedagogy, innovative curriculum, engagement with teachers, and a participatory democratic culture. The Faculty offers classes on three campuses in Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver and works with learning communities, school districts, postsecondary institutions, and industry partners throughout British Columbia. The Faculty has an outstanding record in research grants and publications, and in the design and delivery of innovative on-campus, blended, and community-based programs in teacher education, professional development and graduate work. We seek candidates who are able to contribute in these areas and have interests in education across disciplinary boundaries, in keeping with the non-departmental organization of the Faculty. This position will be based at the Surrey campus.

SFU is a university that serves students of diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic and international origins and, therefore, interests and or experience in working in multicultural and international settings with students of diverse backgrounds is a desired attribute of applicants.

Applicants are asked to email separate files (Word or PDF) to educ_appointments@sfu.ca:

  1. A signed application letter that includes the description of the applicant’s scholarly interests, research plans and achievements to date, teaching experience, and potential contributions to the faculty, as well as names and contact information of three referees. (If unable to send an application letter with a scanned signature, a signed original should be mailed to:
    Dr. Natalia Gajdamaschko
    Chair, Appointments Committee
    Faculty of Education
    Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Drive
    Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6
  2. A current curriculum vitae; and 
  3. Two examples of scholarly papers 

Deadline for applications is January 2, 2020.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please do not ask referees to send letters of reference. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGTBQ-identified persons. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

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 the Collection Notice.

Limited Term Lecturer Positions (0.5-1) in Counselling Psychology

The Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University is seeking applications for Limited Term Lecturers (0.5-1) in the area of Counselling Psychology, September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020.

Duties:

The multiple positions require to teach from 4 to 8 courses per year (depending on part-time or full-time load), in Graduate and Undergraduate Programs and related responsibilities. Teaching assignments will be drawn from the scheduled sections of Counselling Psychology. Courses and other related duties may be situated in the Burnaby, Surrey or Harbour Centre campus. Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to candidates who possess a doctorate in Counselling, Counselling Psychology, or a closely related discipline.
  • In addition, applicants must have professional experience in the practice of counselling, with priority given to those with greater depth of experience.
  • Applicants must be registered with a professional counselling association (CPCA, BCACC) or be a registered social worker or psychologist.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work well in a team.

SFU is a university that serves students of diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic and international origins. Therefore, interest and/or experience in working in multicultural and international settings with students of diverse backgrounds is a desired attribute of all applicants.

Applicants are asked to email separate files (Word or PDF) to educ_appointments@sfu.ca:

  1. A signed application letter that includes the description of the applicant’s scholarly interests, teaching experience, and potential contributions to the Faculty, as well as names and contact information of three referees. If unable to send an application letter with a scanned signature, a signed original should be mailed to:
    Natalia Gajdamaschko
    Chair, Appointments Committee
    Faculty of Education
    Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Drive
    Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5A 1S6
  2. A current curriculum vitae; and
  3. A scholarly paper, if available.

Deadline for applications is June 14, 2019.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please do not ask referees to send letters of reference; they will be contacted directly as needed. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women, men, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGTBQ-identified persons. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors. 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 the Collection Notice.

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