The Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta, invites applications for a full time, tenure track appointment in the area of Adult, Community and Higher Education. The appointment will commence January 1, 2015 and will be made at the Assistant Professor level.
The Department of Educational Policy Studies is a multidisciplinary department that excels in graduate and teacher education. Research and scholarship explores educational policies and contemporary practices, particularly their foundations as they pertain to leadership, society, culture, and lifelong learning. The Department enrolls a large number of graduate students in master’s and doctoral programs and fulfills a major commitment to the undergraduate programs of the Faculty of Education. The Department fosters flexible and collaborative programming for graduate studies in four specializations: Adult & Higher Education, Educational Administration and Leadership, Indigenous Peoples Education and Theoretical, Cultural, and International Studies in Education. The effectiveness of the department is enhanced by collaborative relationships with practitioners, practitioner organizations and community groups outside the university.
The adult, community and higher education specialization provides advanced study for individuals who work with adults in educative roles within a variety of institutional, community, and workplace settings locally, nationally, and internationally.
The candidate must be well grounded in aspects of adult, community and higher education especially focusing his/her scholarship in the study of higher/postsecondary education. The candidate is expected to be active within the larger associations of adult, community and higher education scholars. Applicants may have a focus in one or more of the following areas: policy and governance of higher education/postsecondary contexts, international studies, curriculum and instruction, gender studies, and disability studies (other areas in adult, community and higher education will also be considered).
Responsibilities of appointment would include: teaching graduate and undergraduate students, graduate student advisement and doctoral supervisory committees, department administration and committees, and other duties as negotiated with the Educational Policy Studies Chair. The ability to contribute to one or more of the other areas of specialization in the department will also be considered.