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Assistant Professor

Employer
University of Northern British Columbia
Location
Canada
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor                                       

School of Education

Faculty of Human and Health Sciences

Full-time, Tenure-track

 

Posting #FAEDUC01-22 CHD 

 

The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) invites applications for a tenure-track position in the School of Education at the rank of Assistant Professor, with proposed starting date of July 1, 2022. As an institution committed to the fostering of an inclusive and transformative learning environment, UNBC values high quality and growth in both teaching and scholarship.

The successful candidate will show clear evidence of, or potential for, research productivity. The successful candidate will teach in the M.Ed. and the B.Ed. programs. Academic preparation and experience in one or more areas of teacher education, exceptionalities education and/or educational leadership is required. Graduate course delivery may require travel to regional locations and the delivery of online courses. The candidate must be willing to supervise multiple graduate students’ research, as well as contribute to program administration, as assigned by the Chair of the School of Education. A high service load, involving collaboration with colleagues on a variety of activities within the School of Education and the university, is expected. Cross-cultural and northern British Columbian, including Aboriginal/Indigenous, cultural safety is essential.

Applicants for this position should hold a doctorate and have a growing record of scholarly activity, as well as present evidence of and commitment to teaching excellence. For this position, we seek an individual with particular record of teaching excellence in the K-12 schools and/or teacher education, or familiarity with K-12 education, teaching, and learning. Demonstrated experience and focus in Indigenous education is preferred.

 

Our Commitment to Diversity and Employment Equity

The University of Northern British Columbia is fully committed to creating and maintaining an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment that is accessible to all. We are devoted to ensuring a welcoming, safe, and inclusive campus free from harassment, bullying, and discrimination. This commitment is woven into our motto and mission. In the Dakelh language, UNBC’s motto ‘En Cha Huná translates to “he/she/they also live” and means respect for all living things. Through the respect for all living things, we are able to grow and learn better together, each bringing our own unique individual differences and contributions to inspire leaders for tomorrow by influencing the world today.

 

Employment equity requires that we remove barriers and overcome both direct and indirect discrimination. In this way, the pool of excellent candidates increases substantially. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, place of origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and any other prohibited grounds of discrimination as outlined in the BC Human Rights Code.

 

About the University and its Community

Since its founding in 1990, the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has emerged as one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities, with a passion for teaching, discovery, people, and the North. UNBC’s excellence is derived from community-inspired research, hands-on learning, and alumni who are leading change around the world.

 

Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have walked gently on the diverse traditional territories where the University of Northern British Columbia community is grateful to live, work, learn, and play. We are committed to building and nurturing relationships with Indigenous peoples, we acknowledge their traditional lands, and we thank them for their hospitality. UNBC’s largest campus in Prince George is located on the traditional unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, in the spectacular landscape near the geographic centre of beautiful British Columbia.

 

UNBC’s three regional campuses are located in Quesnel, Fort St. John, and Terrace. The South-Central campus in Quesnel is situated on the traditional territory of the Lhtako Dené (Red Bluff Band), Nazko, Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation (Kluskus Band), and Esdilagh First Nations (formerly Alexandria Band). Lhtako, Nazko, and Lhoosk’uz are Dakelh First Nations, and Esdilagh is a member of the Tsilhqot’in Nation. The Peace River-Liard campus in Fort St. John is situated on the traditional territory of the Doig River, Blueberry River and Halfway River First Nations. They are the Dunne-Za people. The Northwest campus in Terrace is situated on traditional Ts’msyen (Tsimshian) territory of the Kitsumkalum and Kitselas First Nations. It includes a satellite campus in the coastal community of Prince Rupert.  

 

UNBC consistently ranks in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s university rankings. UNBC also recently placed among the top five per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.  

 

With a diverse student population, the University is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. Prince George is a city of ~74,000 people with impressive cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. For more information about living and working in Prince George, please refer to http://www.unbc.ca/experience and https://moveupprincegeorge.ca. Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.

 

To Apply

The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from the four designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities) as well as the LGBTQ2+ communities and individuals with intersectional identities.

 

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact UNBC Health & Wellbeing at wellbeing@unbc.ca.  Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

 

Applicants should forward the following documents to FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca or mail to Office of the Provost quoting the posting number (#FAEDUC01-22 CHD):

 

 

Voluntary Form:

 

 

Mail Submissions: Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia

3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9

 

Email Submissions: FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca

           

Inquiries: Dr. Tina Fraser, Chair – School of Education

Tina.Fraser@unbc.ca

(250) 960-5714

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

 

Applications received on or before April 29, 2022, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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