Full-time Tenure-Track Instructor Position in Educational Administration and Leadership

The University of British Columbia
Faculty of Education
Department of Educational Studies
Full-time Tenure-Track Instructor Position in Educational Administration and Leadership

The Department of Educational Studies in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership Stream at the rank of Instructor in Educational Administration and Leadership (EDAL). The desired start date is January 1, 2018 (or as negotiated with the successful candidate). The workload for a tenure-track Instructor includes a teaching assignment of courses scheduled over the academic year in combination with significant educational leadership opportunities, such as curriculum development and innovation.

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver campus is located on traditional unceded Musqueam territory in beautiful Vancouver, a multicultural, multilingual city ranked as one of the world’s best places to live. The University holds an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning. The UBC Faculty of Education was recently ranked first in Canada and ninth globally among Faculties of Education (2015 QS World University Rankings). We are committed to research and teaching excellence and provide a comprehensive set of programmatic offerings at the baccalaureate, magisterial and doctoral levels. For further details about the Faculty and its research, please visit www.educ.ubc.ca.

The Department of Educational Studies is a multidisciplinary department with teaching and research commitments to both undergraduate and graduate programs in the Faculty of Education; it enrolls a large number of master’s and doctoral students. Current areas of focus are Adult Education; Educational Administration and Leadership; Higher Education; Indigenous Education; and Society, Culture and Politics in Education. The Educational Administration and Leadership Program is offered on campus as well as through off-campus cohorts. For more information, see: http://edst.educ.ubc.ca/programs/educational-administration-leadership/.

The successful applicant must have an earned doctoral degree in educational administration and leadership and have experience in educational administration and/or leadership in K-12 education systems, preferably in a Canadian context. The successful applicant must have evidence of leadership ability and community engagement in K-12 education and excellence in teaching, preferably with teaching experience in post-secondary education. Commitment to research and publication related to the scholarship of teaching in educational administration and leadership and to the relevant supervision of students in this field are also important criteria. The successful candidate is expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses; in the Faculty of Education, a full-time, tenure stream instructor carries an annual teaching load of 24 credits. In addition to the above criteria, special consideration will be given to individuals with research, teaching, and supervisory experience in the areas of Indigenous education and leadership.

This is a tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream. The successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank, and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Starting salary is determined both by the candidate’s qualifications and experience and by the career progress scale within the Faculty.

Applications must include (i) a letter indicating the position being sought and outlining potential Educational Leadership contributions to the Department, (ii) curriculum vitae, (iii) evidence of teaching excellence (such as course outlines and student evaluations), (iv) a statement of Educational Leadership and Teaching Philosophy, (v) one or two samples of relevant publications (if applicable), and (vi) the names as well as the contact information of three references. The complete application file should be addressed to Dr. Ali Abdi, Department Head, and sent electronically to Ms. Erika Hughes (Dr. Abdi’s assistant) at hughesec@mail.ubc.ca. Applications must be provided in the format of one book-marked PDF file. The complete application should be received by September 15, 2017.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.