Full-Time Tenure-Track Instructor Position in Teacher Education

The University of British Columbia
Faculty of Education
Department of Educational Studies

 Full-time Tenure-Track Instructor Position in Teacher Education

The Department of Educational Studies (EDST) in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership Stream at the rank of Instructor to teach and coordinate all courses offered in the EDST teacher education program. The desired start date is July 1, 2019 (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 is currently ranked second in Canada and 13th globally among Faculties of Education (2017 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 (EDST) is a multidisciplinary unit with teaching and research commitments to both undergraduate and graduate programs in the Faculty of Education.  It enrolls a large number of magistral and doctoral students. Current areas of focus are Adult Learning and Education; Educational Administration and Leadership; Higher Education; Indigenous Education; and Society, Culture and Politics in Education. To find out more about EDST, please visit us at http://edst.educ.ubc.ca/.

The successful applicant must have a doctoral degree in education with extensive teaching experience complemented by relevant practicum supervision at the undergraduate, teacher education program level, with graduate level instruction viewed as an asset for the position. The successful applicant is expected to demonstrate engagement with approaches to teacher education that highlight how structural and systematic racisms and related histories of colonization have shaped education, including the experience of groups named in Canada’s Human Rights Code. Currently, EDST instructional contributions to the teacher education program include Education, School and Social Institutions (EDST 401); Knowledge and Curriculum (EDST 403); and Ethics and Teaching (EDST 404).  Applicants with prior experience in teaching these and related topics will be given extra consideration. The successful candidate will be expected to teach mostly undergraduate courses, but experience with teaching graduate courses in areas relevant to the department, such as comparative education, diversity and anti-racism, and educational leadership would be an asset. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to engage in significant educational leadership activity that contributes to advancing teaching and learning and to participate in the academic and professional affairs of the Department and Faculty.  In the Faculty of Education, a full-time tenure stream Instructor carries an annual workload of 24 credits.

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 UBC 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/. The 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 of Education.

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. Michelle Stack, Chair of the Search Committee, and sent electronically to Ms. Zuzana Jackuliakova, Interim Head’s Assistant at zuzana.jackuliakova@ubc.ca.  Applications must be provided in the format of one book-marked PDF file. The complete application should be received by December 16, 2018.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.