The Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta, invites applications for a full time, tenure track appointment in International Education. The appointment will commence on 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 developing and disseminating scholarship that explores educational policies and practices 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. In graduate studies, the Department fosters flexible and collaborative programming for specializations in Adult & Higher Education, Educational Administration and Leadership, Indigenous Peoples Education, and Theoretical, Cultural, and International (TCI) Studies in Education.
For many years, the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta has been a leader in the research and the practice of International Education at the graduate and undergraduate level. The successful applicant would be based in TCI specialization (formerly Foundations of Education) which focuses on the theoretical, philosophical, historical and ideological underpinnings of education as well as critical analysis of the social and cultural contexts in which education takes place.
The candidate must be well grounded in aspects of Foundations of Education. Responsibilities of appointment would include: continuing to build a demonstrated scholarly record of funded research and publications in the specialization area, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, graduate student advisement and doctoral supervisory committees, participation in department administration and committees and other duties as negotiated with the Chair of Educational Policy Studies.