position: Assistant Professor – Indigenous Aboriginal Education, University of Alberta

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Competition No.  – A107524363
Closing Date  – Oct 10, 2014

The Department of Educational Policy Studies, Faculty of Education, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Indigenous/Aboriginal Education Scholar. The appointment will commence January 1, 2014 and will be made at the Assistant Professor level.

The Department of Educational Policy Studies is a multidisciplinary department that excels in scholarship exploring educational policies, particularly their theoretical foundations and contemporary practices, and focusing on the integral connections between educational policies and leadership, societal development and sustainability, cultural and economic survival, and lifelong learning of Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples in Canada. The department enrols a large number of graduate students in its master’s and doctoral programs and fulfills a major teaching and research commitment in the undergraduate teacher education program in the Faculty of Education. At the undergraduate level, the department provides teaching and advising in academic matters pertaining to Aboriginal education within the Faculty of Education, and also provides teaching support for required courses in elementary, and secondary education. In graduate studies, the department fosters flexible and collaborative programming 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 successful candidate’s responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervising graduate students, developing and sustaining a personal program of research, and may include supervision of undergraduate interns and advising undergraduate students. The successful applicant will also be expected to work closely with existing faculty and a network of Indigenous/Aboriginal knowledge holders and teachers presently engaged in academic collaboration with Indigenous/Aboriginal faculty in order to promote and deepen general and academic understanding of the significance of Indigenous/Aboriginal knowledge within the Department and the Faculty.

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